70% of Samoans get water back on after cyclone | Pacific Beat

70% of Samoans get water back on after cyclone

70% of Samoans get water back on after cyclone

Updated 24 December 2012, 16:43 AEST

Samoa's Water Authority hopes to have all its customers reconnected to the water supply by Friday.

Cyclone Evan damaged parts of the water supply system, leaving parts of the country without proper supply, especially on the main island of Upolu.

Ironically, the country had been suffering from a water shortage until the cyclone, with rationing in effect in parts of the capital, Apia.

Tainau Titimaea, Managing Director of the Samoa Water Authority, says his staff are working through the Christmas break to fix the system, and most people have already been reconnected.

Presenter: Bruce Hill

Speaker: Tainau Titimaea, Managing Director of the Samoa Water Authority.

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