22 Jul 2015

Fiji drought hits tens of thousands

8:19 am on 22 July 2015

Dry weather in Fiji is affecting up to 30,000 people in the Western Division.

Fiji Village reports the Divisional Planning Officer, Sitiveni Tavaga says they have already distributed 300,000 litres of water to the Yasawa Island group and another 140,000 litres will be delivered to the Mamanuca group and Yanuya Island today.

Mr Tavaga says the mainland areas from Sigatoka to Tavua have received 280,000 litres of water, but there are still requests for more.

The Water Authority of Fiji says they are carting water to paid customers as well as those in non-metered areas.

Yasawa, Fiji is dry at this time of year.

Yasawa, Fiji is dry at this time of year. Photo: Fiji Government Photo Gallery