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Residents without water

Serafina Silaitoga
Wednesday, January 29, 2014

ALMOST 1000 residents in Labasa were affected by intermittent water supply early this week.

The residents in Vatunibale, Basoga, Bulileka and Siberia were without water from Tuesday.

The situation resulted in some parents not being able to send their children to school yesterday.

Some residents had to hire taxis and carriers to collect water from relatives who live in unaffected areas.

Rohit Kumar of Siberia said when his children returned from school on Monday afternoon, there was no tap water supply.

"They called me at work and so I bought some bottles of water and filled buckets which a taxi took home.

"Today (yesterday) there was still no water and we hope WAF fixes the problem."

WAF said in a statement that repair works had started.

The intermittent supply was caused by a burst main in Siberia.

The statement added that water supply was expected to have been restored yesterday afternoon.

Water trucks delivered water to the affected areas.

"Customers residing in these affected areas are advised to store and use water wisely."