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Rotary works on water project

Felix Chaudhary
Saturday, March 22, 2014

IN addition to providing rural communities with clean drinking water, the Australian Government-supported Rotary Pacific Water for Life Foundation is developing an improved piping system to ensure longevity of their water projects.

The foundation, in partnership with the Australian Government's Fiji Community Development Program, is working on a pioneer project with four plumbers to develop a standard of maintaining water plumbing systems.

"The orientation of plumbers training is the first of its kind in Fiji and there will be a follow-up done to ensure there is a standard, which means the systems we build will have less maintenance issues," said foundation manager Monifa Fiu.

Since 2007, the foundation has supported 200 communities and schools, benefitting about 60,000 rural dwellers.

The project coincides with national activities for World Water Day which will be held today.

The four plumbers will be contracted for four years to undertake the project.





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