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Water Tanks For Hilltop Community

Residents of Neelgiri Settlement near Sawani now have 25 water tanks, relieving their continuous worry over water sources. For the past six years, the 100 plus members in the community
04 Mar 2017 11:00
Water Tanks For Hilltop Community
Assistant Minister for Transport Vijay Nath (with garland) and Water Authority of Fiji chief executive officer Opetaia Ravai (back), with residents of the Neelgiri community.

Residents of Neelgiri Settlement near Sawani now have 25 water tanks, relieving their continuous worry over water sources.

For the past six years, the 100 plus members in the community use water from the creek nearby.

In 2000, Rohini Kumar had applied for a water meter which was installed.

However, this did not solve her problem as the water pressure was low during the day and she only received water at night.

Neelgiri is situated on a hill just past Sawani’s service station if one is travelling along Princes Road to Suva.

Thanks to the Water Authority of Fiji Free Tank to Harvest Rain Water scheme, the Neelgiri community have so far received 12 water tanks.

Assistant Minister for Infrastructure and Transport, Vijay Nath thanked WAF for facilitating the request.

For the 2016 and 2017 financial year, a total of 3062 applications were received from non-metered customers around the country.

There were 348 from the Central Division, 1339 from the North, two from the Eastern Division and 1373 from the West.

In addition, 14 applications were received from metred customers with eight from the Central Division, two from the Eastern Division and four applications from the West.

976 tanks re expected to be distributed under the scheme this year.

Edited by Ranoba Baoa

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