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630K Litres Of Water Produced by Aust Defence’s Purification Plan

“We supply water using two 10,000 litres and 15,000 litres water tank trucks daily,” Lieutenant Wurfel said.
14 Jan 2021 10:22
630K Litres Of Water Produced by Aust Defence’s Purification Plan
Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama takes a selfie with Minister for Defence, National Security and Policing, Rural and Maritime Development and Disaster Management Inia Seruiratu and the Australian Defence Forces personnel at their base near Bekana Jetty in Bua on January 13, 2021. Photo: Shratika Naidu

The Australian Defence Forces (ADF) has delivered 630,000 litres of purified and safe drinking water in Bua from its water purification plant.

Australian Defence Force logistic officer Lieutenant Aaron Wurfel briefed Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama during his visit to the camp at Bekana Jetty in Bua yesterday.

He said they started with the supply after setting up the plant on January 3.

“We supply water using two 10,000 litres and 15,000 litres water tank trucks daily,” Lieutenant Wurfel said.

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

The set-up is part of the Australian Government’s support to the Fijian Government’s Tropical Cyclone Yasa response effort.

Mr Bainimarama thanked them and asked what were the challenges their were facing.

The Bekana Jetty which was once used for bauxite shipment is cordoned off.

Edited by Ranoba Baoa

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