More families can now access clean water – FBC News

Forty three houses in Koseni/Daroko settlement, Wailevu, Cakaudrove now have their tap water connection following the completion of their government funded rural water project.

Infrastructure Minister Jone Usamate previously said the settlement has four communal taps used by all households.

As part of the project, which has been undertaken in all four and each house now gets its own piped water supply.

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Usamate says this will ensure a constant water supply for these families every day.

Minister of Infrastructure Jon Usamate opening the rural water project.

Work completed includes a newly constructed dam and brand new 10,000 gallon Ferro cement reservoir that can hold up to approximately 45,000 liters of water and the installation of 35 hydrants with slabs.

The project, which cost the government $139,203, will benefit a total of 250 Fijians.


Minister of Infrastructure Jon Usamate opening the rural water project.

Usamate says the rural water supply projects demonstrate the government’s commitment to ensuring that everyone has access to safe and clean drinking water.

He also reminded the community of the care and maintenance of their new infrastructure and called for their support of the settlement’s water committee.

The settlement of Koseni/Daroko is located along the trans-island road near the village of Vunivesi.


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