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Water supply to Kolofo’ou area damaged in roadwork

Radio & TV Tonga, Nuku’alofa, 08/01/2020

Homes and businesses in the Kolofo’ou area had their water supply disconnected due to damage to the Tonga Water Boards water distribution system underground.

The Acting CEO of the Tonga Water Board – Kolopeaua Tonga says the water supply to the Kolofo’ou area was disconnected after parts of the water distribution system underground was damaged by workers in the ongoing sidewalk construction projects in the area.

About 2000 homes and businesses were affected by this water supply disconnection early yesterday afternoon and the Tonga Water Board had advised workplaces in the area to close early as they estimated the issue would be fixed later in the evening. However were able to resolve this and reconnect the water supply to the area just before 4 in the afternoon.

The villages affected by this were the villages of Pahu to Popua.

The Tonga Water Board Acting CEO says they are now looking to work closer together with stakeholders to ensure this problem does not happen again.

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