Samoa Water Authority

Water restored to affected areas in Samoa

The authority took the “All hands on deck” approach over the weekend to ensure services were restored to consumers.

The authority said most affected areas of Upolu are now back online after the repairs were done last night.

SWA is performing verification follow up phone calls to their customers who called in for assistance to ensure that their issues have been addressed.

The water supply infrastructures that sustained major damages were Fulusou Network, Alaoa Network and Tafitoala Netwwork.

50 percent water rate hike not a big increase - Samoa official

According to the Newsline Samoa newspaper, the increase will begin at the start of the new financial year next July.

Samuelu Puleiata told a meeting with village government representatives that this will be the first increase in ten years.

It will take the rate from the current 50 sene per cubic meter to 77 sene for household consumption while businesses will jump from 1.50 tālā to 1.77 tālā per cubic meter.

Puleiata told the meeting the proposed increase is due to the increase in the number of water consumers.