Sixty percent of Samoa Water Authority’s (S.W.A.) consumers now have access to running water.
This is according to S.W.A. Corporate Manager and Media Spokesperson, Kolone Tikeri.
“We are still working to make sure everyone has access to running water,” he said.
“Our team is working nonstop to assure the water is up and running.”
The effort takes time.
“We encourage members of the public to please store rain water for usage and for the family who don’t have any water please call 20409, 21267 and 51215 for assistance.”
He said the problem is due to high turbidity from the rivers and blockage at the intakes due to heavy rainfall.
“Also all borehole supplies is dependent on electricity including Faleapuna to Aleipata and Matatufu.
“Also all villages supplied from our treatment plant at Tafitoala, as well as the borehole schemes in A’ana and Aiga i le tai.
“We are working to repair damages on the systems and networks as well as with E.P.C. to restore electricity supply for pump stations feeding borehole schemes.
“The S.W.A. urges our customers to collect rainwater as alternative for now while we endeavor to restore our system.
“Also be advised to boil water for consumption,” said Mr Tikeri.