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Supply problems plague residents

Luke Rawalai
Tuesday, December 11, 2012

RESIDENTS of Tabucola outside Labasa are complaining about the never-ending water problems over the past six months.

Residents have also blamed the lax attitude of the authorities in failing to respond to their queries.

Tabucola Valibar Primary School manager Kamlesh Reddy said the area had been receiving intermittent water supply for six months and this has affected them a lot.

Mr Reddy said residents had been promised by the Water Authority of Fiji that they would fix the water problem and expect it to return to normal by August.

"It is the festive season and we have begun to have weddings and other events in this area and it is sad that our water problems have still not been resolved," said Mr Reddy.

"I have a well that I draw water from and I have also been giving water to my neighbours who I really feel sorry for. There are families who are suffering out here and there are no signs of any Water Authority personnel anywhere."

Another resident Chinna Kaliappa said she was tired of drawing bullocks down the road to get water from her neighbour's house. Questions sent to WAF media official Fulori Turaga have remained unanswered.


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