150,000 Fijians in rural areas will now have access to clean drinking water.
These are the sentiments of the Prime Minister as he opened the Natadradave Water Project in Natadradave, Dawasamu in Tailevu.
Having access to clean water is a basic human right., which is enshrined in the Fijian Constitution.
It is a right in which the Government is working towards ensuring that every Fijian household has access to.
The Water Authority of Fiji currently provides clean water and effective wastewater services to over 164 000 residential and non-residential metered customers, reaching over 700 000 Fijians.
$51.7 million was allocated to the Water Authority of Fiji in the 2018-2019 National Budget to improve and expand its ability to distribute clean and safe drinking water, to a growing customer base.
Government has also allocated $27 million for the Rural Water Supply Programme, to provide safe drinking water to over 129 villages settlements, schools an health facilities.
30 more villages will receive access to water through the installation of ecological purification systems.