SOLOMON Water is blaming sabotage for a sudden drop in water level at Kongulai – the water source which supplies up to 40 per cent of the city’s residences.
Residents in West and Central Honiara and parts of East Honiara will be most affected.
“The sudden drop in water levels at Kongulai may be due to intentional blocking of the sinkhole feeding the Kongulai dam and our team will be checking the source as soon as it is safe for them to do an assessment,” it said in a statement last Friday night.
Despite this, Solomon Water has assured the public that it is doing its best to resolve the situation and appeals for support in its efforts to do so.
“Customers residing in West Honiara, Central Honiara and parts of East Honiara will be affected with low water pressure or no water (at all) until further notice,” the Solomon Water statement said.
Solomon Water is calling on the government, the general public and Kongulai community leaders to help support efforts by Solomon Water to end what it calls, “the ongoing sabotage of the Kongulai source …”
“Solomon Water calls on the Solomon Islands Government, responsible authorities and Kongulai community leaders to support our efforts to resolve the ongoing sabotage of the Kongulai source and thereby help to avoid risks to public health, convenience and hygiene through lack of adequate water supply.
“Solomon Water also calls on the public to support Solomon Water and to respect Solomon Water staff in the field during this time,” the statement said.
“We are doing our best to restore full supply as soon as possible and thank you for your patience and we appreciate your understanding.”
It calls on customers who want to know more about the water situation to contact its Customer Care Service on phone 44700.
By Alfred Sasako