GOVERNMENT is working on its commitment to improve drinking water source under the Millennium Development Goal.
Minister for Public Utilities Captain Timoci Natuva said government had two ecological purification systems piloted in Navatuvula and Kalokolevu and it was modelled on the natural processes of water purification.
"Our rural population is being provided with tablet feeders for water treatment which is costing government $60,000 a year," he said.
"Due to high population pressure in the urban centres of Suva to Nausori and Nadi to Lautoka corridor, government is now developing other water sources to satisfy public demand.
"At present, government is providing a total of $110million in the 2013 budget to Water Authority of Fiji for the development and construction of various major water schemes in Fiji."
Cpt Natuva said these developments included a new water source at Veisari with its reservoir at a total cost of $2million, expansion of the water pipes in the Nadi and Lautoka regional water supply at a cost of $7.5million.
"There is the expansion of the Tavua regional water supply at a cost of $1million, there is the upgrading of Kinoya sewerage plant for $5million, upgrading of the Suva sewerage system at $2.4million," he said.
He said government was also providing a funding of $3million for the upgrading of rural water supply schemes around the country.