18th January 12:34 PM
Over 11,400 water tanks distributed by Water Authority through Rainwater Harvesting Scheme
By Pratika Mala
Thursday 11/07/2019
Minister for Infrastructure Jone Usamate opening a rural water project for Nasukamai Village in Ra. Photo: Fijian Government

Water Authority of Fiji through its Rainwater Harvesting Scheme has distributed more than 11,400 water tanks to non‑metered areas in Fiji.

This was revealed by Minister for Infrastructure Jone Usamate who added that 1,738 water tanks were distributed in the province of Nadroga/Navosa. 

He says in the new financial year, a budget of $3 million has been allocated to continue the Rainwater Harvesting Scheme.

Usamate highlighted that Government through Water Authority of Fiji has set aside a total of $11.3 million in the 2019/2020 Budget to implement 32 water schemes in rural areas around Fiji.

Usamate adds that people can never know the worth of water until it is dry, adding every drop of water counts.

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