4 Nov 2002

Samoa's main island faced with water rationing

1:13 pm on 4 November 2002

The Samoa Water Authority has put in place water supply restrictions for 18-thousand people on the main island of Upolu.

The Authority says this is necessary because of unseasonably dry weather and a clean-up at a major reservoir.

The restrictions affect all of Faleata district, west of Apia, for 12 hours a day after half past four in the afternoon.

In all they apply to ten villages, including the biggest settlement in the country, Vaitele.

Consumers are advised to boil all water and are warned that the supply may at times be off colour.