Communities urged to use water sparingly

COMMISSIONER Northern Jovesa Vocea has urged communities in the North to use water sparingly.

The advice follows reports by Water Authority of Fiji’s regional manager North Romulusi Mataitoga that water level continued to recede in the province of Macuata.

Followng this report, Mr Vocea said awareness had been done in the division for members of the public to use water wisely.

“We are requesting the members of the public to start using water wisely,” Mr Vocea said.

So far, about 613,000 litres of water has been delivered around the province to 113 villages and settlements that face water problems.

In this WAF briefing, Mr Mataitoga added that water levels in Cakaudrove and Bua remained reasonable.

“Water level is receding daily from the main sources of water supply in Labasa such as the Nasealevu and Navau main sources and during its peak times the Nasealevu gravity source flows around an average of 21.5 mega litres per day with Navau recording 7.5 mega litres,” he said.

“Current measures by our water resource team in Nasealevu show that discharge is about 12.7 mega litres with Nabavu now recording discharges at 4.6 mega litres.

“We are entering the critical danger zone, and we need to create awareness, we need to preserve water and use it wisely”.

Mr Mataitoga said the Taganikula water source in Wainikoro was diminishing as well as small gravity sources such as Nasalasala,Vunika and Nasarava.