Visama villagers benefit from $80k water project
August 1, 2018 2:21 am
More than two hundred residents of Visama Village in Nausori now have access to better water supply after the completion of water pipe replacement works.
Village Headman, Serupepeli Lomani says over the years they had to face water disruptions due to the old pipelines frequently bursting or leaking.
Lomani says this disrupted farming which is the common means of livelihood and other daily activities in the area.
The Water Authority says the completed project has improved conditions for the residents as over the years they’ve been obtaining water from a system with an intermittent supply during peak hours.
The $80,065 water project, which was carried out by 15 skilled workers from the WAF Construction Unit, saw the laying of approximately 320metres of the pipeline as well as the installation of two fire hydrants.
WAF Chief Operating Officer, Samanmal Ekanayake says the settlement now has a consistent supply of water that should withstand dry seasons and an improved water system performance.
He adds that WAF continues to implement works that ensure Fijians have access to safe drinking water and proper sanitation.