Sunday, 28 August 2011

Fiji water project success

SEVEN villages with over 180 homes - 500 people now have a reliable water supply thanks to a joint project involving the Rotary Club of Taveuni Island, who arrange a Matching Grants and the project and contributions from the Rotary Clubs of Whakatane West and Hamilton. 

The Tavenui water project was the brainchild of Fred and Doug Ball and saw 2000 meters of water pipe laid that took water from a mission station out to the villages where each had its own water tank installed so they could take control of their own water supply.  A set of rules has been developed so the integrity of the system can be maintained and villagers are learning ther importance of water conservation so that the village tank is not emptied through errors such as careless running of taps.

Adapted from the August District 9930 Newsletter