22 Feb 2017

Water supply in Solomons' Auki being restored

9:43 am on 22 February 2017

The Solomon Islands Government says work is underway to restore water services in the country's second largest city, Auki.

A village on the beach near Auki, the capital of Malaita. Aug 2015 via wiki commons

A village on the beach near Auki, the capital of Malaita. Photo: Supplied

Last week the MP for Aoke-LangaLanga, Mathew Wale, asked in parliament what was being done about ongoing water shortages.

The Minister of Mines, Energy and Rural Electrification, David Day Pacha, said the Auki water system had been obstructed by debris and some of the pipes were in a poor state.

But Mr Day Pacha said this was now being fixed by the Solomon Islands Water Authority.

"They are now working on replacing the leaked pipes, they are pulling out the old pipes and replacing with new pipes and all these kinds of rehabilitations are now in place."

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