21 Aug 2002

Water shortages affecting people in the Cook Islands

3:16 pm on 21 August 2002

The director of Waterworks in the Cook Islands says more than 100 homes on Rarotonga are experiencing water shortages.

Ben Parakoti says stream levels are very low due to no rain over the last month and the lack of reservoirs compounds the problem.

Mr Parakoti says in the long term reservoirs will be built but work needs to be done on upgrading the pipeline.


IN: The pipeline is very poor

OUT: putting in storages.

DUR: 15

Mr Parakoti says they're hoping to have the network totally upgraded within the next two years.

The schools and hospitals are being supplied with water.