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Plea for piped water supply system

Repeka Nasiko
Tuesday, February 27, 2018

A GROUP of Lovu Seaside, Lautoka residents hope their pleas for piped water supply and better roads will soon be fulfilled.

Committee chairman Jone Waqata said access to water was a major issue for about 10 households in the new settlement.

He said the water supply issue needed to be addressed because of interest in the site.

"There will be more people moving in soon because a lot of the lots here have been sold," he said.

"Right now I get my water from a borehole but because we live so close to the sea sometimes the water is salty.

"So I collect rainwater whenever I can and store water in buckets and water bottles."

Mr Waqata said recent downpours in the Western Division had also given rise to another problem.

"Our road is in a very poor condition especially when it rains.

"I have to wear gumboots when I walk from my house to the highway and leave it at a nearby house and then I have to wear them again when I go back home."

The Water Authority of Fiji confirmed receiving Mr Waqata's complaints.

In response to queries from this newspaper, WAF said a scoping exercise would be carried out at Mr Waqata's settlement to determine the cost of installing water pipes.

Meanwhile, questions sent to the Fiji Roads Authority last week regarding the condition of the Lovu Seaside road remain unanswered.

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