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All rural water supply systems to have filters installed

Felix Chaudhary
Monday, February 03, 2014

PRIME Minister Commodore Voreqe Bainimarama has instructed government officials to ensure all water supply systems to rural areas be fitted with filters.

The directive was issued at Semo Village after Commissioner Western Commander Joeli Cawaki said many rural water supply systems were piped directly from water sources to the taps without any filtration.

This often resulted in the consumption of unfiltered and dirty water.

"The government can assist with water filters from catchment tanks but you can also help yourselves by purchasing filters from hardware shops which can be fitted on your taps," he said while speaking to residents at Semo and Nabau, situated midway between Nadi and Sigatoka.

"You must also take responsibility and ensure your children drink water that has been filtered and is safe for human consumption."

Commodore Bainimarama toured areas in the Western Division that were hit by flood waters last week.

He was accompanied by government officials and the Commissioner Western.








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