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Impact Of Dry Spell Hits Islanders

A total of 859,700 litres of water has been supplied to the various islands.   The recent dry spell has had its impact on people, especially those living in the
08 Sep 2018 11:49
Impact Of Dry Spell Hits Islanders
The MV Vatulawa ready to transport water to the maritime islands earlier this week.

A total of 859,700 litres of water has been supplied to the various islands.

 

The recent dry spell has had its impact on people, especially those living in the maritime zone of the Western Division.

A total of 859,700 litres of water has been supplied to the various islands.

This was confirmed by the Acting Commissioner

Western Division, Joji Satakala, yesterday.

The major areas of focus include schools, nursing stations and villages.

Areas that were helped on Malolo Island included Mamanuca  Primary  School, Yanuya Health Centre, Yanuya Village, Malolo  Primary School, health centre and high school.

A total of 260,000 litres of water have been supplied to various locations.

Areas that were given supplies include Waya Island, Wayalevu Island, Naviti

Island, Yaqeta Island, Nacula Island, Viwa and Vatulele.

Mr Satakala also said that more shipments had been planned for the coming days.

The expected capacity to be supplied at the various centres is 1,595,000 litres of water.

The current cost of barge hire is $23,500.

The vessels include MV Subritzky, MV Vatulawa, and MV Princess Moana.

Meanwhile, people are also encouraged to conserve water during this dry spell.

Edited by Percy Kean

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