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Delainavesi Children Sick, Water Unreliable: Vakatalai

Many children in Delainavesi are falling sick because of the unreliable supply of water in the dry spell, says Bale Vakatalai, 38. She said this was the first time it
28 Sep 2014 14:28
Delainavesi Children Sick, Water Unreliable: Vakatalai

Many children in Delainavesi are falling sick because of the unreliable supply of water in the dry spell, says Bale Vakatalai, 38.

She said this was the first time it was happening and it had really affected people in the area.

“Water trucks have been coming but they do not bring enough water for everyone,” Mrs Vakatalai said.

According to the Water Authority of Fiji, the Lami/Delainavesi, Veisari/Togalevu areas will continue to have alternate delivery of tap and carted water as scheduled.

WAF says while population centres on Viti Levu mostly continue normally those living in rural areas and the outer islands are experiencing water shortages.

On Viti Levu Navua and Deuba has been restricted to tap water from 6 am to 10 pm but are expected to return to normal early next week.

Levuka tap water is restricted to lower areas while water carting is provided to those on upper levels and Labasa continues as normal.

Meanwhile, Savusavu customers are receiving tap water only during the daytime to conserve water where the yield has been reduced. In Taveuni low water pressure has been affecting areas in the north of the island with some water carting required.

In south Taveuni water carting continues as the authority works to install three desalinisation plants next month that should satisfy that area’s water requirements. WAF is advising everyone that with the drought expected to continue in the coming months it is important that water is used wisely.

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