12% of Fiji’s population does not have access to clean and safe drinking water - WAF

12% of Fiji’s population does not have access to clean and safe drinking water - WAF

By Anamika Singh
Sunday 15/07/2018

12% of Fiji’s population which is about 96,000 people does not have access to clean and safe drinking water.

This has been revealed by Water Authority of Fiji when questioned by Fijivillage on the percentage of people who do not have this privilege.

The Authority says this is mainly in the rural areas adding that the Rural Water Scheme aims to deliver 176 rural water projects which would benefit 49,780 people in the rural areas.

The Authority had earlier said that the average water usage in Fiji is around 220 liters of water per person per day as opposed to international average of between 150 liters to 180 liters per person per day.

The Authority is targeting to bring the average down to at most 180 liters of water per person per day under the Demand Management program.

It says everyone needs to change their water usage behavior to ensure we conserve this precious finite resource by using it wisely at all times.

Water Authority says some of the areas in which the Authority had discovered where extra water is commonly used or wasted by customers are through property plumbing leaks and casual water usage.

When questioned on what is being done to help curb water wastage, the Authority says it has been conducting water conservation awareness campaigns under the Demand Management program to educate the public on saving water practices via road shows, community engagements, school visits and public events apart from media advertising.

It says the Authority is also exploring other avenues to ensure that there is a complete change in people's behavior, through the Free Water initiative by government and introducing water wise incentives to encourage everyone to reduce water usage holistically.

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