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WAF Carts Water To Affected Victims

More than 38 megalitres of water has already been supplied with cartage costing more than $1m The Water Authority of Fiji (WAF) continues to prioritise water-carting services to affected customers
09 Apr 2016 10:32
WAF Carts Water To Affected Victims

More than 38 megalitres of water has already been supplied with cartage costing more than $1m

The Water Authority of Fiji (WAF) continues to prioritise water-carting services to affected customers and nonmetered residents throughout Fiji.

So far, WAF has carted more than 38 megalitres of water to the affected people at a cost of more than $1 million for cartage costs alone, following the onslaught of Tropical Cyclone Winston in February and the recent Tropical Cyclone Zena.

WAF chief executive officer (CEO), Opetaia Ravai, said despite these efforts, there were reports of water- carting staff being verbally abused and stones being thrown at water carts.

“We understand that some people are frustrated about not receiving water as soon as they would like, but we are doing our best to deliver water to all our customers and non-metered residents in need of water carting services,” Mr Ravai said.

“We are urging people to store rainwater while it is readily available to supplement their supply. For health purposes, we also continue to advise people in affected areas to boil drinking water before consumption.”



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