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71 families without water

Repeka Nasiko
Tuesday, February 04, 2014

MORE than 71 households at Tavakubu in Lautoka were without water for most of yesterday, forcing residents to retrieve water from nearby rivers or water tanks.

Tavakubu resident Anit Kumar said the intermittent supply to his home had continued for a week.

"The supply comes and goes for about a week now," he said.

"Sometimes, it doesn't come in the morning and sometimes it comes only at night.

"But during the weekend, we experienced very low pressure."

He said many of his neighbours had to bathe in nearby rivers.

"They don't have any other choice.

"They have to go to the river or go to relatives' homes to bathe and wash their clothes."

Mr Kumar's family was one of several who had to resort to other means to get water.

The Water Authority of Fiji confirmed residents of Lomolomo, Vunato, Naikabula, Waiyavi, Simla, Kashmir and nearby areas were affected.

WAF said water trucks were sent to the affected areas during the disruption.

The authority did not reveal the cause of the disrupted water supply.

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