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Macuata villages get access to clean drinking water

March 25, 2019 4:21 pm

Villagers of Nasea and Korosomo Settlement in Macuata no longer need to fetch water from boreholes.

The installation of two 10, 000 liter water tanks ensures villagers get clean water on their taps inside their homes.

The tanks were installed by the Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) under its EU funded Vakarau Wai project – which looks at improving resilience and adaptive capacities of communities facing drought and food security in North and West Provinces of Fiji.

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Meri Mainarewa of Korosomo Settlement says it was difficult to get water especially for the elderly and for women with kids, but now the pipes are connected from the tank right to their homes allowing them to get water without getting out of the house.

Speaking at the handover, District Officer Seaqaqa, Aminiasi Niumaitaiwalu, says with the provision of the water tanks, the responsibility is up to the individuals to foster in becoming more resilient to dry weather conditions.

ADRA Fiji’s Country Director Iliapi Tuwai told the villagers, that stakeholders can only do so much to provide them with resources, but the onus is on them as members of the community to work hard, so that their homes are well prepared before any drought or disaster strikes.

12 water tanks have so far been installed in various communities in Macuata under the Vakarau Wai Project, with 13 more to be installed this year.

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