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Demand for water in the North as dry spell continues

September 30, 2015 6:54 pm

The demand for water in the Northern division continues to increase.

Commissioner Northern Jovesa Vocea says since June this year, the four Emergency Water Operation Centres in the North are still receiving water requests from all areas affected.

He says so far the Northern Division has used $243,705.88 for Emergency Water distribution.
Vocea says people must use water wisely and preserve what they can in water tanks as the situation in the North has not changed.
He says despite the rainfall for the past few days, there are still areas that have yet to expect rain for the past three months.

Water has also been carted to 20 schools with an approximate number of more than 5000 students.
Vocea says water cartage to schools is our first priority and these schools do not have enough water tanks for rain water catchment.

22, 500have been directly affected by the prolonged dry spell in the Northern Division alone.

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