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Rivers dry up in Macuata with prolonged dry spell continuing

September 13, 2018 12:33 am

Rivers in some of the communities in the interior of Macuata have dried up due to the current prolonged dry spell.

Families at Natabe Settlement say the river that they depend on dried up about three weeks ago.

Resident Deo Raj says since then, they have had no water supply and now rely on the nearby school for drinking water.

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Raj told FBC News, they have requested for water from the Water Authority of Fiji for the 10 households in the settlement.

They continue to request for assistance from the authorities, yesterday, lodging a request with the office of the Provincial Administrator Macuata.

According to WAF, there is a schedule for water carting and all those areas that have requested for water, are on the schedule.

There are currently 34 trucks carting water throughout affected areas in Vanua Levu with seven trucks servicing Labasa alone.

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