The Water Authority of Fiji is saying the desalination plant installed at Navaca in Taveuni is working however Fiji Labour Party Leader Mahendra Chaudhry says he does not believe it.
Chaudhry claims the $3 million desalination plant installed in 2014 has been out of service for the last 18 months and residents of south Taveuni face chronic water problems going back over a decade.
When questioned by Legend FM News on the clarification from WAF that the plant is working properly, Chaudhry says he does not believe the Water Authority.
Chaudhry says it faced frequent breakdowns and the quality of water was not suitable for consumption.
He says they are simply disgusted with the government’s total disregard for their plight despite numerous letters of complaint sent to the Prime Minister’s Office.
Chaudhry says the serious water problems also affect the northern parts of Taveuni and water supply in many areas is limited to just two hours for 3-4 days a week, according to the residents of Valevatu near the Matei Airport.
WAF says water carting is conducted on a daily basis from Monday to Friday based on the request made to their national contact centre on the number 5777, however Chaudhry maintains that this is not true.
The Authority is also urging the residents if they are facing any water problems to call their national contact centre on the number 5777.
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