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Desalination an option

Luke Rawalai
Tuesday, July 01, 2014

WATER Authority of Fiji may look into alternatives of establishing a desalination plant for people on the south end of Taveuni.

Speaking during an interview on the island of Galoa in Bua, authority CEO Opetaia Ravai said they had identified a water source but land issues halted their development plans.

He said it was difficult to seek the approval of landowners in the area where the water source was located.

"However we are looking at other options such as the desalination plant to convert seawater to drinking water," Mr Ravai said.

"Installing such a plant in the area will cost around $1million taking into account the fact that seawater needs to be diverted back to Qarawalu where the former water source was before it is distributed.

"We are working round-the-clock before we come up with a final plan for the south Taveuni water issue."

Mr Ravai said WAF was carting water to residents in the area.

Responding to complaints from residents who allegedly reported that WAF officials on the island were carting water to those they favoured, Mr Ravai encouraged members of the public to lodge their complaints with WAF directly.

"This sort of action is not welcomed and we would like to know of such discriminatory acts because we do not entertain them."


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