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Water problems

Jone Kalouniviti
Friday, February 21, 2014

THE Water Authority of Fiji yesterday sent a water truck to a settlement at Tavakubu where residents have been drinking from the Saru River over the past three weeks.

Housewife and mother-of-two Seini Sokia of Waidradranu Settlement said they had to cart water from the Saru River via carriers because water trucks had not visited the area since supply disruptions began.

"We have been lucky this week because of the heavy rain but carting water from the river is costing us money because we have to pay for a carrier," she said.

Mrs Sokia said water problems began over a month ago.

"Three weeks ago it completely stopped. One Sunday the water truck came, that was three weeks ago and no more."

WAF CEO Opetaia Ravai said he was unaware but would investigate the complaint.

Yesterday residents reported a truck had been sent to the settlement and piped water supply restored.





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