Boreholes guarantees consistent water supply for Sigatoka communities

Minister for Industry, Trade, Tourism, Local Government, Housing and Community Development Premila Kumar cuts the ribbon to mark the commissioning of a borehole at Mavua Village in Sigatoka. Picture: SUPPLIED/FIJI GOVERNMENT

THREE communities of Mavua, Raiwaqa and Muavesi villages in Sigatoka that often struggled with shortages of water will now benefit from the commissioning of boreholes.

Some 500 people, three churches and three community halls now have a consistent supply of clean water.

Minister for Industry, Trade, Tourism, Local Government, Housing and Community Development Premila Kumar while commissioning a borehole at Mavua Village said boreholes provided a self-sufficient solution to the communities’ water crisis.

“It is an excellent way to access pure and natural underground water without having to pay for water bills,” Mrs Kumar said.

She added the communities would now be able to enjoy a better life because water played a crucial role in one’s daily life, especially for the purpose of drinking, bathing, washing, and cleaning.

The $90,000 project is an initiative funded by the British American Tobacco Fiji.

The project was in collaboration with the Yavusa Tubainuqi – Taukei Bukusia and the Yavusa Nabuavatu – Taukei Nakutadrodro who drilled the boreholes that would provide water to the three villages.

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