Water supply may contain sediment

Wednesday March 28, 2018 Written by Published in Health
WATSAN is advising people to get their drinking water from approved water stations located around the island due to the possibility of sediment being in the water supply. WATSAN is advising people to get their drinking water from approved water stations located around the island due to the possibility of sediment being in the water supply.

Some water supplied to Rarotonga households may still contain sediment, following the heavy rain which hit the island this week.

 

The Water, Waste, and Sanitation Unit of the Ministry of Infrastructure Cook Islands (WATSAN) is advising people to get their drinking water from approved water stations located around the island in the meantime.

“We hope everyone has collected as much water as possible from their roofs during the heavy rainfall while ICI is cleaning the intakes” says Water Works manager Wilson Rani.

Rani says workers have cleared the Takuvaine, Avatiu, Tupapa, and Matavera intakes. However, he estimated that it will take till the end of the week to clear the remaining six intakes.

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