Communities and villages in the Western Division that are facing intermittent water supply or have dry water sources due to the current weather conditions are urged to contact their respective district officers.
Commissioner Western Manasa Tagicakibau says this will enable members of the public who have been affected to access water for free from the Water Authority of Fiji (WAF).
“The district office will then provide these communities with a slip that will enable them to receive free water from WAF and assist them in their supply,” he said.
“The slips would be provided for those that have transportation to transport the free water from the WAF supply bases to their communities.”
The practise is currently being carried out on mainland Viti Levu while those in the maritime islands of Yasawa and Mamanuca Group have a barge carting water to the villages and settlements.
“We are also working with the Government Shipping Services (GSS) for a barge to be based in Lautoka to assist us in improving the rate in which water is carted,” Mr Tagicakibau added.
Meanwhile, Mr Tagicakibau urged members of the public to refrain from abusing the service provided by WAF.
All dam levels around the country are reported safe.