VILLAGERS of Navala in the highlands of Ba say water pipes installed four decades ago need to be replaced.
Navala Village headman Semi Sasai said the water taps in the village were pouring dirty water and he believed it had to do with the age of the pipes.
"The pipes we are using were installed in the 1960s and I do not believe it is safe.
The dirt we see could be from rust," he said.
"We have a right to clean drinking water and we hope the authorities concerned will attend to it soon."
"We have come across many water related diseases in the village and we are lucky nothing major happened but that's why we need to address the issue."
Mr Sasai said the village was holding talks with the University of the South Pacific to have the water tested.
Water Authority of Fiji spokeswoman Fulori Turaga said they visited Navala village a few weeks ago.
"Upon our visit, we had only surveyed the pipes that join the two water tanks in the village.
"The problems with the old pipes were not raised during my visit to the village," she said.
She said WAF would take the issue into account and might consider visiting Navala Village again.