11 Feb 2008

Severe water shortage in Kiribati

11:53 am on 11 February 2008

Kiribati's water company says there is only a limited supply of water in its two reservoirs in the capital Tarawa.

Water restrictions are now in place in Kiribati as the country suffers a severe drought.

The met office says Kiribati has not received a decent down pour of rain for a few months now.

The acting news editor of Radio Kiribati, Teari Teapo, says last month it rained only for about 5 minutes.

"The public utilities board has a limited amount of water in their resorvoir and people are now worried about this."