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‘Water Facilities Damage To Run Into Millions’

Damage to water facilities following the destructions left behind by Tropical Cyclone Winston will run into millions, says Water Authority of Fiji chief executive officer Opetaia Ravai. Mr Ravai said
04 Mar 2016 13:01
‘Water Facilities Damage To Run Into Millions’
WAF

Damage to water facilities following the destructions left behind by Tropical Cyclone Winston will run into millions, says Water Authority of Fiji chief executive officer Opetaia Ravai.

Mr Ravai said they were still repairing facilities in the rural areas and they had anticipated the magnitude of the damage.

“So far we have supplied more than six-and-a-half million litres of water through trucks. These trucks cost about $1000 a day to hire. When we finish our water carting and repairing all the 233 rural schemes we will then determine the final figure but it will run into millions,” Mr Ravai said.

He said water sources to the Western Division were being facilitated by generators. This was part of an investment of $4 million by the authority.

The biggest damage in the Northern Division was to the Desalination Plant in South Taveuni. Mr Ravai said six water trucks were there to cart water to villages around the vicinity. He also confirmed that 168 staff of the authority lost their homes to TC Winston.

 

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