Vessels cart water

Motorists have been urged to remain mindful of water carting trucks that will be on the road this weekend. Picture: FT FILE

THE prayers of the people on Cikobia have been finally answered after government shipping vessel MV Sigavou carted water to the island.

During a recent talanoa session with the Minister for Fisheries Semi Koroilavesau on the island, villagers had specifically requested the minister for water to be supplied to the village through hosepipes as the current practice was for villagers to procure water from the vessel with containers.

Villager Sitiveni Lakolako requested Mr Koroilavesau for the water to be transferred through hosepipes to the village to make things easier for villagers.

Meanwhile, as of last Tuesday, the Water Authority of Fiji (WAF) board of directors, a government team, and WAF senior management heard that of WAF’s 45 water sources nationwide, 39.50 per cent had reached critical level, while 2.38 per cent was yet to reach critical stages, and 58.12 per cent were normal.

WAF general manager Customer Services Sekove Uluinayau said every household should store at least two days’ worth of water supply for any emergency use and this backup supply would sustain affected households until assistance arrived.

Mr Uluinayau said people needed to do their part in saving water and also join the fight against climate change by choosing greener and carbon-free choices.

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