The Geological Services Division of the Ministry of Lands and Mineral Resources Department continues with one of its core outputs; the provision of safe and sustainable potable groundwater source to vulnerable villages and communities.
One of the Division’s five drilling rigs has been mobilized to Nasea village, located on the northern coast of Vanua Levu, and situated about 14 km west of Naduri village, Macuata.
The village has 27 houses with a population of 110 people, 59 of which are children below the age of 12.
The community is labeled as one of the hot spot areas in terms of water scarcity during the dry periods of a year, and also due to the high demand for water carting through WAF and the Commissioner Northern Division’s Office.
The drilling project, if successful, will provide significant relief to a village remotely located in regards to major infrastructures and would promote better sanitation and hygiene practices.
This would enhance the health security of villagers, contributing to improved socioeconomic development.