Caption:Delighted villagers test a new shower in Nakasayaga.Photo: SUPPLIED.
SEPTEMBER 18, 2015.With the commissioning of their Rural Water Project, Villagers living in Nakasayaga Village, 57 kilometres out of Sigatoka town on the West Bank Road, no longer have to bath and wash their clothes in the Sigatoka river.
The Water Authority of Fiji (WAF), working closely with Government and the Nakasayaga Water Committee, have constructed a new dam, in the hills four kilometres outside the village, a 10,000 gallon ferro-cement tank and installed 10 standpipes and showers for the 50 residents living in the village that is comprised mainly of beef farmers.
“The completion of this project has improved our lives and we don’t have to go to the river to bath. The mothers don’t have to spend long hours washing clothes in the river and carrying them up to our homes. We are so grateful for this great work which has brought great relief to everyone in our village,” said spokesperson Ratu Ilaisa Niutabua (34).
“Before, we used to rely mostly on the rain for our drinking purposes and during a drought we had to pump water from the river and boil that water for cooking and drinking,” said Ratu Ilaisa.
The 50 residents of Nakasayaga are now working on their next project, the construction of flush toilets in the village.
“Without a reliable source of water supply we could not have started this project,” said Ratu Ilaisa.
For further information, please contact Salaseini Moceiwai, Water Authority of Fiji. Mobile: 910 4843, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org