RESIDENTS of Kunu settlement near Auki town, Malaita province have raised their concern over inadequate supply of clean drinking water to their area.
A recent visit to the settlement by the Solomon Star staff correspondent in Auki, William Ekotani revealed about 60 percent of the population of the settlement used water obtained from wells.
About 40 percent of the population obtained their drinking water from water tanks.
A resident, Ms Ruth Refimae said Kunu settlers had faced fresh water shortages way back since the early 90’s when the first batch of settlers started building their homes at the site.
She said the residents rely on two dug-wells from an old farm land at Kwaianamoro and the other near Aligegeo school road.
She said since the settlement population has drastically increased over the years, demand for clean fresh drinking water is become a big problem faced daily by the residents.
Ms Refimae said disposed wastes have littered the surroundings posing the possibility of contamination to water from the wells.
She has appealed to the national and provincial leaders of Malaita province to lend a hand by providing fresh water supply to the residents of Kunu settlement.
Responsible authorities from Malaita Provincial Government could not be reached for comment.
By WILLIAM EKOTANI