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West prepares for dry spell

August 4, 2014 7:01 pm

The Commissioner Western’s Office is taking a proactive approach in dealing with dry weather conditions in the division especially those in nearby islands.

District officer Jioji Waqavonovono said more than 310-thousand litres of water was carted to the Mamanuca Group, Yasawa Group and Vatulele Island at the end of last week to cater for about 3000 people in the islands.

Waqavonovono said that 110-thousand liters of water was transported by a barge to the Mamanuca Group for Solevu Health Center, Malolo Island and schools in the group.

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Another 100-thousand litres was transported to Naviti in Yasawa.

Waqavonovono said the water transported to the health centres and schools should last for about a month as water should be conserved as much as possible.

He highlighted that according to the Nadi Weather Office, there was below average rainfall recorded for the months of June and July.

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