Water cuts cause ‘pain’

Friday November 22, 2019 Written by Published in Local

Rarotonga residents will continue to face water cuts until remedial work to the new water pipelines is complete.


To Tatou Vai’s chief executive officer Brent Manning said Te Mato Vai had commissioned repairs that may not be completed until February.

Land Holdings was aware water mains shut-offs should be between 8am and 4pm.

“We are trying to avoid water cuts and instead only a drop off in water pressure.” 

He apologised for the cuts, saying To Tatou Vai had now taken over responsibility for water matters, and residents should call them on 24479 with any complaints.

Sandrina Kelly said they had not run out of water in Nikao, until now. “Low pressure, yes, but not bone dry.”

When their water was cut off in the evening, she called her work colleague for help to get her family of six showered.

“After that experience we make sure we have back-up water for cleaning, flushing, and drinking.”

Vaimaanga’s Elizabeth Paerau said the cuts were a pain. “It’s been going on for a while now and I'm sick of it.”

To Tatou Vai will update the public with notices in the Cook Islands News and the To Tatou Vai Facebook page and website. 

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