SUNCITY

Piped Water Now Runs In Naleba

More than 40 families living in Naleba Number 18, just outside Labasa Town, will no longer have to fetch water from a borehole or creek. This comes after the Water
04 Aug 2015 13:24
Piped Water Now Runs In Naleba
Provincial Administrator Macuata Inoke Tagicakibau at the commissioning last Saturday. Photo: Peni Drauna

More than 40 families living in Naleba Number 18, just outside Labasa Town, will no longer have to fetch water from a borehole or creek.

This comes after the Water Authority of Fiji commissioned its water supply under its Rural Water Supply Scheme for people living in the area.

Number 18 community president Agnesh Chand said they had lived with the water problem for the past 45 years.

“We are as thankful to the Government for the project as the community have gone through a lot of problem issue,” Mr Chand said.

Now the community members will not have to walk out of their homes to fetch water from a borehole.

“Our women had to carry the clothes to wash to and from the creek. It has been a hardship. The piped water has brought great relief to our people.”

He said now all homes each have tap water and the supply is normal.

The community’s contribution to the work was one-tenth and the community also catered for the WAF workers.

Total cost of the project came to $190,000, where the community raised $19,000 as its one-tenth contribution.

“We are so thankful for fair trade for giving $7000 while the community had to raise $12,000 to restore their water,” Mr Chand said.

Feedback: peni.drauna@fijisun.com.fj

 

Fiji Sun Instagram
Fiji Plus
Subscribe-to-Newspaper
error: