Cirisobu Settlement, Ba

Project Info

Project Description






Women & Children

A spring gravity water system safely transports water from a protected catchment area through underground pipes to the community’s storage tanks. In addition, a biosand filtration system improves the water quality.

Project construction duration

4-5 weeks

Level of maintenance



FIJI Water Foundation

The Situation

The rural farming community was relying on a temporary dug spring located a few hundred metres away from the settlement. The spring source would often dry up after periods of no rainfall. The open catchment was exposed to animals, insects and other water contaminants, making it a high risk source for waterborne disease. With no means of storing water or distributing it amongst the 14 households, the sanitation standard in Cirisobu settlement remained very poor and families were forced to use dug pit toilets. With new water supply, the existing flush toilets have become operational. In total, ten houses, a community hall and two flush toilets have been connected with underground piping to a new source and biosand filtration system. The promise of safe drinking water and adequate sanitation has been realised with funding from the FIJI Water Foundation and Rotary club donations.

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