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Clean supply

Mere Naleba
Thursday, July 03, 2014

SAWANI Hill Three residents are rejoicing after recently receiving clean water which they have been deprived of for the past nine years.

Situated on a hilltop above the Sawani service station, the 22 families in the area now have water carted to their area twice every month.

As much as they would like to have water readily available when they turn on their sink and bathroom taps and have a reliable source of water for sanitation, this cannot be done.

Instead, they must store enough water to last them until the next water carting date.

Water Authority of Fiji communications officer Navinesh Kumar said residents could not be supplied with water through WAF's main water pipes because of the geographical location.

"They cannot be supplied through our system yet because they are at the end of the line and at an elevated area which needs a lot of pressure to push water up," Mr Kumar said.

Mr Kumar said WAF carted eight loads of 5000 litres of water twice a week to the area and that amount was sufficient for residents.








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