The Eda Ranu board has revealed that 2 million litres of water suppllied bythe Mount Eriama water plantooutside of Port Moresby is wasted every day.
This wastage has been linked to illegal connections particularly inthe squatter settlements andthe Motu Koitabuan villages.
The board revealed this at Pari village on Tuesday when opening new taps.
Pari village is one ofthe Motu Koitabuan villages and is situated inthe Moresby South Electorate.
Water supply is scarce that many get it through from illegal connections. The villagers were told to usethe resource wisely to improvertheir lives.
“It’s not easy. We can only bring water tothe areas where people are able to pay for it. Why? Because Eda Ranu receives and pays 4 million litres of water per day that comes from Mt Eriama,” Karo said Out of that 4 million litres per day we only charge out 2 million, we don’t wherethe ther 2 million litres is going to in a day.”
This service will be taken care of by a village committee with assistance from Eda Ranu.
Similar programs will be rolled in ther communities inthe next months.
Meantime, in a media statementPNG Power advised electricity and water consumers inthe nation’s capital to usethe resources wisely while responsible entities work out timings for rationing inthe coming days.
PNG Power said this is due to a 33 percent drop ofthe water level atthe Sirinumu dam outside of Port Moresby.
Consumers have been urged to turn off lights, fans, air conditions and ther electrical appliances that are not in use.
Water must also be used wisely asthe more we use,the faster it is drained out fromthe dam.
Pictured: Eda Ranu Beard Chairlady Mary Karo addressing Pari villagers.
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