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New borehole to ease water problems

Salaseini Moceiwai
Tuesday, July 08, 2014

THE problem of intermittent water supply will soon be resolved for some residents in Labasa now that the Water Authority of Fiji has started drilling works on a new borehole at Nabekavu Pumping Station.

The residents of Nabekavu School Rd, Yaudigi Village, Navakasigani settlement, Coqoru Rd, Solove and Waiqele Airport are among other consumers who will have consistent and normal water supply once works are completed.

Water cuts are an ongoing issue in the area for years now prompting people to bank on rain water, wells and creeks for drinking, washing and bathing.

A WAF statement issued yesterday morning said residents would face water cuts because of the works and had been advised to store and use water wisely until works are completed on Friday.

"WAF advises its customers living in these areas that there will be disruptions in the supply of water in the whole of the Nabekavu reticulation system for five days," the statement read.

"This interruption is because of the drilling of a new borehole and after such works are completed, we expect a reliable water system in the area.

"The authority is also advising its customers to use water wisely during this period. Water carts will also be provided to the affected areas until the supply is restored. The disruptions will be from 8am to 5pm until Friday."

Wailevu resident Chote Lal said he hoped the works would really improve the water system in the area because they were really tired of being deprived of normal supply daily.