26th March 10:27 PM
Villagers in Malabe Village in Tailevu now have access to piped drinking water
By Anamika Singh
Tuesday 12/06/2018
The rural water project in Malabe Village in Wainibuka, Tailevu [WAF]

A total of 120 villagers of Malabe Village in Wainibuka, Tailevu, now have access to piped drinking water after the completion of their Rural Water Project.

The Water Authority of Fiji says the $100,000 water project included the upgrading of the existing dam, the replacement of the water main with PVC pipes from the dam to the reservoir, and the construction of a 10,000 gallon cement water tank.

The Authority says the completed water project has improved conditions for the villagers, as over the years, they have been drinking water from a system that has had an irregular supply of water due to leakages in the dam and in the pipeline from the dam to the reservoir, and leakages to the main in the village.

It says the villagers were drinking directly from the dam and there was no storage tank for water, and they often resorted to using the Wainibuka River for bathing and washing.

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