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Ravai: More Rain Needed Up North

Despite heavy rain in the Northern Division in the past weeks, the water level at the water beds is still not enough to cater for the people of the North.
14 Oct 2014 10:19
Ravai: More Rain Needed Up North

Despite heavy rain in the Northern Division in the past weeks, the water level at the water beds is still not enough to cater for the people of the North.

Speaking in Labasa last week, Water Authority of Fiji (WAF) chief executive officer Opetaia Ravai said rain that was experienced in the past few weeks in the North was not enough.

“We are blessed that it is finally raining because the forecast says that the country will start to experience rain early next year,” Mr Ravai said

“But, it is still not enough because it was raining at low lying areas and there were no rain up at the mountains.

“Most of the water that we are drinking comes from the mountains and we need rainfall up in the mountains so that it can fill up our water beds” he said.

The Authority has carried out projects like Qarawalu Project in Taveuni where salt water is being converted to fresh water for drinking.

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