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Families to receive piped water

Repeka Nasiko
Tuesday, April 08, 2014

ABOUT 600 families in rural Ba are set to become new Water Authority of Fiji customers with a soon-to-be completed water piping project.

The families live in Naruku, Vatusui, Nukuloa, Nukuloa Back Rd, Moto and Balevuto, the region that was affected by a hepatitis outbreak last year.

The Prime Minister's office had requested WAF to install pipes to deliver water to the 600 households following the outbreak.

Ba advisory council chairman Viam Pillay said work that began in November last year was almost complete.

"We're about 90 per cent complete with the laying out pipes to ensuring that the Waica Dam is clean and safe to drink," Mr Pillay said.

"Upon completion, about 600 households will have water supplied directly to their homes.

"Besides the residents, also to benefit are six educational institutions, a police station and a health centre."

Mr Pillay said the council had been receiving applications for the installation of water meters.

He added not all settlements would be connected to the system.

"Areas like Tabatolu and Nakavika are still experiencing water problems and for them, we might have to do some self-help projects as a temporary measure before we look for something more permanent."





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