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Illegal Water Users Warned

By Stanley Ove Jr, EM TV – Port Moresby

llegal water connections, and use, is contributing to a faster rate to the drop of water levels at the Sirinumu Dam outside Port Moresby.

Eda Ranu CEO, Henry Mokono, said Eda Ranu will start operations to crack down on illegal water connections to conserve water for all city residents.

“Nature is telling us that we will face some problems, so our appeal is to the people to take stock of how they use water,” Mokono said.

Settlements and villages within Port Moresby will be given full inspection by Eda Ranu to crack down on illegal water connections.

“These are ungraded areas and people who are receiving water there are seen to be very careless,” Mokono said.

The Water Company issued a warning to city residents who use water for business purposes to start conserving water.

Mokono said the road-side car wash at Sabama and other registered car washing businesses will be given water on a regularity basis if water conditions are critical.

Business houses were also given the same warning, however, Mokono said if the city is responsible to how it is using water, then it will go a long way for water conservation in Port Moresby.

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