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Vunivau Residents Search For Water

Residents of Vunivau in Labasa have been without water for almost two months, says a concerned resident. Nirmala Wati said the dry weather was really affecting them and they’ve had
21 Sep 2014 08:44
Vunivau Residents Search For Water

Residents of Vunivau in Labasa have been without water for almost two months, says a concerned resident.

Nirmala Wati said the dry weather was really affecting them and they’ve had to look for water.

The 54-year-old woman claims that not a single emergency water truck was seen in the area until they lodged a complaint.

“We had to travel to places where we could find water,” Ms Wati said.

“The truck only come one or two times in a week and our taps have been dry.”

Another resident Makereta Vasu echoed similar sentiments.

“A water truck delivers water two times a week and this is not enough because the water we get are used for cooking, bathing and washing,” she said.

The divisional planning officer – North, Uraia Rainima, said they held a meeting with stakeholders and have requested them to visit the affected areas to monitor the situation.

Meanwhile, in an earlier statement from the Water Authority of Fiji (WAF), chief executive officer (CEO) Opetaia Ravai urged its customers and everyone in Fiji to become extremely water conscious.

“All of Fiji is facing this drought that meteorologists are predicting will last through to January of next year,” Mr Ravai said.

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