21 Jan 2017

Struggling pipes push call for water tanks in Fiji

5:52 pm on 21 January 2017

Fiji's water authority is urging people in the Rewa Delta area to take advantage of government water tank subsidies.

The eastern area has been facing months of water problems because of the inability of old pipes to meet the water demand in the area.

The Water Authority's chief executive, Opetaia Ravai, told the FBC that while there were plans to upgrade the system, water tanks would help people sustain their water supply.

A plan to install a larger pipe and source more water from the Rewa River is expected to be completed by 2021.