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Australian Army Produces For Cyclone-Hit Communities

Already, 13,000 litres of safe, drinking water per day was produced over the weekend.
05 Jan 2021 13:22
Australian Army Produces For Cyclone-Hit Communities
An Australian Army Environmental Officer tests water from the water purification plant in Vanua Levu ahead of distribution by the Republic of Fiji Military Forces. Photo: Australian High Commission

An Australian Defence Force (ADF) water purification plant established in Vanua Levu is set for distribution to those affected by Tropical Cyclone Yasa.

Already, 13,000 litres of safe, drinking water per day was produced over the weekend.

The temporary specialised emergency purification plant, which can desalinate seawater and turn it into drinking water, and its generator were set up in Vanua Levu as part of the Australian Government’s support to the Fijian Government’s TC Yasa response effort.

Members of the Australian Army are working together with the Republic of Fiji Military Forces (RFMF) and the Water Authority of Fiji (WAF) to distribute the clean water from the water distribution point at Bakana Jetty, while also maintaining strict COVID-safe protocols set up by Fiji’s Ministry of Health and Medical Services.

The water entering the purification plant is demineralised, made safe and distributed by the RFMF and WAF to affected communities in Vanua Levu in a COVID-safe manner, prioritising the highest hygiene standards.

 



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