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WAF Plans End To Water Carting

The Water Authority of Fiji (WAF) is looking at eliminating water carting in the West and the North. WAF chief executive officer Opetaia Ravai said they had been working on
22 Jul 2015 15:50
WAF Plans End To Water Carting
Acting Prime Minister, Attorney General Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum (left), with Water Authority of Fiji chief executive officer Opetaia Ravai in Nadi yesterday. Photo: Sheetal Prasad

The Water Authority of Fiji (WAF) is looking at eliminating water carting in the West and the North.

WAF chief executive officer Opetaia Ravai said they had been working on a supplementary supply system to replace water cartage using trucks during water cuts.

“A lot of these houses are isolated and water is distributed over a wide area, so it’s difficult taking water trucks to them on a continual basis,” Mr Ravai said.

“In the long term we plan to extend our coverage and extending our reticulation network to cover some of these areas.”

Mr Ravai urges people to always use water sparingly.

“I encourage people during this prolong dry spell to use water conservatively and make sure it’s on a need basis and not waste the resource because every drop is precious.

“The water in the big dams is not critical at the moment, but we are monitoring them on a regular basis. It is good that we have supplementary sources.”

WAF is working with divisional commissioners and district offices to provide information on areas facing water problems, especially areas in the West.

“We encourage those who are having issues with their water supply in rural areas to contact their provincial administrators and district offices so that we can continue to assist them,” he said.

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