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Water Projects Commissioned In North

Water Projects Commissioned In North
Embassy of Japan first secretary and head of embassy's economic cooperation section Tomoaki Miyamoto (middle) with the heads of Government heads and residents after the commissioning of water project at Raranibulubulu outside Labasa Town on September 18. Photo:SUPPLIED
September 19
11:32 2017

The Rotary Pacific Water (RPW) in collaboration with the Embassy of Japan will be commissioning four readily installed water supply systems in the Northern Division this week.

First three projects were commissioned yesterday in Raranibulubulu, Coqeloa Central settlement and Coqeloa number three settlement in the Macuata Province.

Today the Naqumu village rainwater harvesting system will be commissioned.

Rotary Pacific Water operations manager Ravikash Reddy said the projects were fully funded by the Embassy of Japan.

“The number of beneficiaries of the water treatment systems includes, 26 households in Raranibulubulu settlement,  21 households in Coqeloa, three settlements and 45 households in Coqeloa central settlement,” Mr Reddy said.

“For Naqumu Village we did rainwater harvesting system and installed four water tanks but there were no good springs to develop nearby but they used these four tanks to store rainwater.

“For Coqeloa three settlement had an existing-gravity fed water systems. We did our assessments and installed 10,000 litre tanks and a 5000 litre tank.

“RPW also extended the distribution mainline to 13 houses of the settlement.

“For Coqeloa central settlement we did a topographic survey and we had to reroute the pipes to get enough water to the settlement.

“We installed two new 10,000 litre capacity tanks for the settlement because the old tank was leaking and the initial water supply system they had in the settlement was built 20 years ago.”

“It was a completely new project for Raranibulubulu. The people were using water from shallow wells so now through the assistance provided from the Embassy of Japan we drilled a bore hole, installed the water tanks and improved the distribution mainline for the whole settlement as well as installing a break pressure tank which is something new,” he said.

“The Embassy of Japan provided $177,806 for the four projects.”

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