RESIDENTS of Tabucola outside Labasa can now expect a promising new year that brings an end to their water problems as the Water Authority of Fiji plans to build a reservoir in the area.
WAF spokeswoman Kelera Serelini said a team visited residents in the area to explain the authority's plan to build a reservoir.
The new reservoir, Ms Serelini said, would be a long-term solution and the WAF team would continue to supply residents with water until the reservoir was built.
She said WAF had been carting water to them on a regular basis.
The Fiji Times was earlier approached by residents to express their concerns over the intermittent water supply since June this year.
Tabucola resident Kamlesh Reddy confirmed talking to WAF officials, saying they all hoped the reservoir would be constructed quickly.
"It will lighten the burden of having to hire carriers to fetch water from neighbouring areas and the plans of a reservoir is a ray of hope for the coming year.
"We further thank WAF for coming down to attend to our report and we look forward to having deliveries from them daily in order to satisfy the water needs of the public in Tabucola," said Mr Reddy.
Another resident Anshuya Reddy said she was keeping her fingers crossed that the water supply would normalise soon.