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Poor water supply

Siteri Sauvakacolo
Friday, April 25, 2014

POOR water supply and access to clean drinking water remains a major problem for the village of Burenitu in Ra.

Despite having a water source, villagers said the main problem was poor supply from the source to the village.

Village headman Jope Bavou said the villagers constructed two main water dams which were supplying 115 families.

However, with the increasing population, supply has been a problem.

"We have raised the issue at the provincial meeting," Mr Bavou said.

"We hope that something would at least be done to the pipes that connect the source to the dam then to all these households.

"Some Water Authority of Fiji employees visited the village last week and we have also raised the issue with them."

The village headman said water problem was something Burenitu villagers were burdened with in their daily lives.

He said while there was abundant supply from the source, the problem lay within the pipes that connected to the village.

Ra provincial administrator Kelepi Kubunameca said they were aware of the issue and would work on the projects.