The Commissioner Northern Jovesa Vocea is urging members of the public in the Northern Division to use water sparingly.
This follows a briefing by Water Authority of Fiji Northern Division Regional Manager Romulusi Mataitoga to Mr Vocea regarding receding water levels in the Macuata Province.
Mr Mataitoga said that reports indicated that only Macuata is experiencing the receding of water levels while Bua and Cakaudrove recorded healthy levels.
“Water level is receding daily from the main sources of water supply in Labasa such as the Nasealevu and Navau main sources and during its peak times the Nasealevu gravity source flows around an average of 21.5 mega litres per day with Navau recording 7.5 mega litres. Current measures by our water resource team in Nasealevu show that discharging is around 12.7 mega litres with Nabavu now recording discharges at 4.6 mega litres,” Mr Mataitoga said.
“We are entering the critical danger zone, and we need to create awareness, we need to preserve water and use it wisely”.
Mr Mataitoga said the Taganikula water source in Wainikoro is also diminishing and including small gravity sources such as Nasalasala,Vunika and Nasarava.
Commissioner Vocea said awareness is already taking place in the Northern Division for the general public to use water wisely.
“We are requesting the members of the public to start using water wisely,” Mr Vocea added.
Meanwhile around 613,000 litres of water has been delivered around the Macuata Province to 113 villages and settlements who are currently facing water problems.