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WAF distributes water tablets

Torika Tokalau
Friday, December 21, 2012

THE Fiji Water Authority (WAF) has begun its distribution of 10,000 water purification tablets to evacuation centres, communities and hospitals around the country.

WAF corporate communications officer Fulori Turaga says this will greatly assist those that have been drinking untreated water.

"Distribution has started. 3000 tablets have been given to Navua Hospital and 700 tablets have been distributed to two evacuation centres in Navua," she said.

She said the tablets were free for anyone that needed it.

"Other stakeholders can ask for these tablets for emergency needs.

"Some tablets have been taken to the west by our engineers for emergency needs as well.

"This is all to ensure people have access to safe drinking water, so as to avoid any health related issues."

Ms Turaga added people that have been given the tablets needed to read the instructions carefully.

"Instructions for use is clearly stated on each tablet packet.

"One tablet treats 4.5 litres of water. Leave for an hour before using the water."





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