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Barges supply water

Repeka Nasiko
Tuesday, September 02, 2014

ABOUT 40 communities from Sigatoka to Rakiraki and the maritime zone in the Western Division have been affected by the prolonged dry spell.

And as a result, authorities from the Commissioner Western's office and the Water Authority of Fiji have been supplying water to the affected areas over the past month.

Acting Commissioner Western Luke Moroivalu said two barges containing 400,000 litres of water left for Vatulele Island and the Yasawas yesterday.

"The first barge was sent to the Yasawas, particularly, for areas in Nacula, Naviti and Waya," he said.

"The second barge had about 200,000 litres of water for Vatulele. This is our second round of water supply being sent to the islands whereas for the affected areas on mainland, we supply water twice every week."

He said requests for water have continued to come from rural areas.

"This is from those that do not receive water supply from the Water Authority of Fiji and the areas are in certain spots where their water source like boreholes and wells tend to dry up during a prolonged dry spell like this one.

"We have been carting water and we will continue to do this until the situation gets better.

"We are working with Water Authority to ensure that all areas are being supplied with water."





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