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Water Woes In Labasa Communities

More than 300 people live in the Vunika area. They were affected by the water shortage.
10 Nov 2019 17:45
Water Woes In Labasa Communities
President of Vunivau Cemetery Feeder Road, Amvika Prasad with his grandchildren at their home in Vunika, Labasa, on November 6, 2019. Photo: Laisa Lui

A number of communities in the Labasa area have been facing water problems for more than two weeks now.

Vunivau Cemetery Feeder Road president Amvika Prasad said the communities in the surrounding areas had been having water problems two weeks prior to Diwali.

“There was no water even on Diwali day,” Mr Prasad said.

“Had there been a fire, we would not have been able to help as there was no water, it would be very difficult for us.

“I am requesting relevant authorities to look into the matter and address it.

“I have a water tank and have been supplying water to some families that come and request to fill their buckets with water so they may have enough water to be able to cook food, shower and send their children to school.

“This is a crucial time in a school term, students are sitting for exams and water is a necessity that we just cannot live without,” he said.

More than 300 people live in the Vunika area. They were affected by the water shortage.

Earlier this week, the Water Authority of Fiji had sent an advisory to its customers in Labasa of unplanned water disruption.

Edited by Selita Bolanavanua

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