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WAF urges public to use water wisely

October 12, 2015 4:47 am

The Western and Northern divisions are the most affected by the El Nino in Fiji.

Water Authority of Fiji chief executive Opetaia Ravai says they will be carting water to the affected areas, including the outer islands in liaison with the Commissioner’s office

“It’s a big logistical exercise some of the areas in the Islands like Vita, Vanuavatu, Kia and Kavewa, the Government has assisted us in installing desalination plants, so these plants are assisting them during dry spells, but we still need to cart water to the areas through Government shipping services and others.”

Speaking on FBC TV’s ‘4 the record’ program last night Ravai said they are continuing with their road shows and campaigns educating people on how to save water.

This campaign alone has cost the authority close to $200,000.

Ravai says water crisis has now become the number one global risk for the first time ever and that for us is a wake up call and we need to take action.

The authority is urging the public to be responsible and use water wisely especially during this dry period the country is currently experiencing.