Water rationing part of daily life in South Taveuni
February 14, 2018 6:40 pm
Water rationing has become an everyday part of the lives of villagers in South Taveuni.
South Taveuni is the driest part of the island with almost no source of good, clean and safe drinking water.
Kanacea Village in the district of Vuna heavily relies on rain water for everyday use whether its cooking, washing, bathing and drinking.
But at times where there is no rain, they turn the Water Authority of Fiji.
Kanacea Villager Lisenia Tudravu says the place is dry and when there’s a drought and its hot, the water stored is insufficient, this is why they have had to rely on water carting.
While the village has found several water sources, these have never lasted with sea water their only other alternative.
Villager Vilisi Bosekoviti explains that when they don’t have water, they use sea water for everything including their cooking, washing and bathing and this can be very difficult in rough weather.
One thing the villagers have learnt from this experience is how to use water wisely and ensuring that no water is wasted.