A TEAM from the Water Authority of Fiji yesterday visited Salevukoso Village on Druadrua Island, Macuata to inspect a dysfunctional borehole.
The borehole has been without a pump and is now covered with algae.
A WAF statement said the team was deployed to inspect the borehole in response to an article published by this newspaper about how the villagers had been drinking dirty water for about 10 years.
"Once the survey is completed, the estimated cost of the project on the island will be determined and the villagers will be advised to pay 10 per cent of the total cost while the 90 per cent will be paid by the government," the statement said.
"WAF will be carrying out this project through the rural water supply scheme, which applies to areas outside the metered urban and peri-urban water reticulation systems.
"The main purpose of the scheme is to improve water supply to the rural areas and WAF, as the implementer of the scheme, is dedicated to providing safe and quality drinking water to rural communities in Fiji."