“Princess commissions ‘Eua Water Quality Improvement Project”

6 March 2023

Nuku’alofa – Her Royal Highness Princess Angelika Latufuipeka Tuku’aho commissioned the ‘Eua Water Quality Improvement Project on the island on Friday, March 3, 2023.

The project was completed by the Sione’s Foundation in partnership with the Tonga Water Board with generous sponsorship from McCloy Family Foundation and Mullane Foundation and many other donors. The project was funded with a grant of TOP$375,000 with a total contribution of TOPT$200,000 made by the Tonga Water Board. The project aims to improve the quality and reliability of the water supply to meet the needs of the community.

The island of ‘Eua gets its water supply from four surface water sources: the Saoa Cave, Fern Cully stream, Pekepeka Cave, and Matavai Cave plus boreholes.

Poor catchment protection and dirty water during the rainy season or storms have always been a great concern for the Tonga Water Board.

TWB says the water quality has impacted residents’ quality of life for many years.

Research and investigations have seen a strong push for improvements for residents and settlers now moving on to the island.

The new water quality improvement project has installed a new rapid mixer, filters, solar panel system, chlorine dosing equipment, and test kits.

Tonga Water Board says that the project will boost the reliability of the water supply and quality of water for consumers on ‘Eua Island.

Attribute to Sione’s Foundation in partnership with Tonga Water Board.


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