23 Jul 2015

Fiji's north urged to use water sparingly

2:25 pm on 23 July 2015

People in Fiji's Northern Division are being urged to use water sparingly, with reports of receding water levels entering a critical danger zone.

Water is a precious resource in the Pacific Islands.

Water is a precious resource in the Pacific Islands. Photo: RNZ / Johnny Blades

The Northern Commissioner, Joseva Vocea, says water levels are receding daily from the main sources of water supply in Labasa, and water needs to be used wisely.

Around 613,000 litres of water have been delivered around the Macuata Province to 113 villages and settlements which are currently facing water problems.

The Bua and Cakaudrove Provinces, however, are reporting healthy water levels.

Meanwhile villagers in the remote Yasawa island group in Fiji's Western Division say they are eagerly awaiting the arrival of water after months of drought.

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