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Rain eases water woes

Salaseini Moceiwai
Tuesday, July 22, 2014

HEAVY downpour over the weekend has come as a blessing for some Labasa residents who have been receiving intermittent water supply.

Waiqele resident Mohammed Iqbal yesterday said the rain had assisted them over the weekend by filling up buckets and drums.

"We encountered water problems and we were not supplied with water even from the trucks that cart water," Mr Iqbal said.

"If it wasn't for the rain, we wouldn't have drinking water.

"Now that the dry spell has set in, we are worried about our water supply.

"We have notified relevant authorities and so far, they only supply water in the middle of the night and when we wake up early in the morning, there is no water in our taps.

"We are going through a period of fasting and right now, we would really like the authorities to step in and help us." Another resident Krishneel Reddy shared similar sentiments, saying about 30 to 40 houses were being affected daily forcing them to fork out extra money to fetch water from nearby places and in town.

WAF said in a statement a burst main at the Nasealevu Treatment Plant caused the disruptions in the water supply over the weekend.

It added urgent repair works were being conducted on the burst main.





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