21 households in Matamaivere Village in Namara, Tailevu, now have a safer source of water supply after the Water Authority of Fiji installed Rain Water Harvesting systems.

At the commissioning of the project the Roko Tui Tailevu, Iliesa Delasau was Chief Guest.

WAF Chief Operating Officer, Samanmal Ekanayake, said, that the $98,100.00 project saw the installation of twenty sets of 5,200litre water tanks, roof catchments, gutters, and downpipes.

The project also saw the installation of pipe fittings, tees, valves and washouts.”

Matamaivere Village Headman, Emosi Waqairavoka, said this rainwater harvesting project only applied to 20 houses in the village as the remainder already have their own water tanks.

He said the project was also successful, as his villagers had learnt a lot from the skilled WAF staff during the project.

Chief Guest, Roko Tui Tailevu, said he was very grateful to the assistance given by the Fijian Government through the Water Authority of Fiji.

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