Public Works launches drought response

The Ministry of Public Works was busy from Monday setting up water distribution facilities at Majuro elementary schools. On Monday morning, a team was at Rita Elementary installing pipes and spigots that will be attached to tanks for community water use.

“We still have seven more to locate at Jenrok Village, Delap Park, Delap Elementary School, Old Rairok Elementary School, Ajeltake Elementary School, Woja Elementary School and Laura Elementary School,” said Linus Kebos, the building inspector and Auto/CAD operator at Public Works. “We are trying to do our best to finish them within this week so everybody can have water for drinking.”

The College of the Marshall Islands will be providing water made by its reverse osmosis equipment to supply these community “filling stations.”

The initiative follows last week’s declaration by President Dr. Hilda Heine of a state of emergency because of the drought.

Read more drought news in the February 12, 2016 edition of the Marshall Islands Journal.