Water

WAF spends over $1million to cart water

Water Authority of Fiji (WAF) has carted more than 38 megalitres of water to the affected people at a cost of more than $1 million for cartage costs alone. Following the onslaught of TC Winston in February and the recent Tropical Cyclone Zena, the Water Authority of Fiji continues to prioritise water-carting services to affected […]

Staff Writers

April 8, 2016 9:38 am

Water Authority of Fiji (WAF) has carted more than 38 megalitres of water to the affected people at a cost of more than $1 million for cartage costs alone.

Following the onslaught of TC Winston in February and the recent Tropical Cyclone Zena, the Water Authority of Fiji continues to prioritise water-carting services to affected customers and non-metered residents throughout Fiji.

WAF CEO, Mr. Opetaia Ravai said that despite these efforts, there were reports of water- carting staff being verbally abused and stones being thrown at water carts.

We understand that some people are frustrated about not receiving water as soon as they would like, but we are doing our best to deliver water to all our customers and non-metered residents in need of our water carting services.

CEO, Water Authority of Fiji, Mr Opetia Ravai. (Peni Shute/Newswire)
CEO, Water Authority of Fiji, Mr Opetaia Ravai. (Peni Shute/Newswire)

We are urging people to store rain water while it is readily available to supplement their supply. For health purposes, we also continue to advise people in affected areas to boil drinking water before consumption.

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