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Busy over shutdown

Shalveen Chand
Sunday, March 23, 2014

FAMILIES were kept busy over the past three days as they rushed to store water ahead of the systems shutdown by the Water Authority of Fiji yesterday.

Inoke Latianara, 42, spent most of Thursday collecting containers.

"I was called by my cousin from Nausori telling me a shop was selling water containers similar to ones used in water dispensers for five dollars," he said.

"I bought four. It's water, it's a necessity. Besides there are small kids at home and you know how they are.

"But it's better to be prepared than to be sorry."

Jason Singh, 37, of Tamavua packed his bags and took his family to the West.

"I am from Lautoka and where I stay in Tamavua is listed to have no water until tomorrow (tonight) evening," he said.

"It's better if I take my family down to the West rather than face the water problems this side."

Samabula resident Anil Kumar said although his home was not included in the areas marked for the water shutdown, he had stocked up on drinking water.

He said rainwater had been collected for washing and for use in the toilet.

Meanwhile, Kinoya resident Save Waseroma said he had contacted his workplace about the water problem and was told he could go to work earlier and use the water there.


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