Tropical storm may ease Samoa's serious water shortage | Pacific Beat

Tropical storm may ease Samoa's serious water shortage

Tropical storm may ease Samoa's serious water shortage

Updated 12 December 2012, 9:26 AEST

The Samoa Water Authority has appealed to people to conserve water as a prolonged dry spell continues.

Water catchments in Samoa are dry with bore holes and extra pumping stations providing a meagre supply.

That may all change rapidly with a tropical depression heading towards Samoa.

The acting managing director of the Samoa Water Authority, Ekiumeni Fauolo, says plans have been drawn up to make greater use of underground water resources but it will take up to five years to fully implement the program.

Presenter:Geraldine Coutts

Speaker:Ekiumeni Fauolo, acting managing director, Samoa Water Authority

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