A visit last week to Wotje by Mayor Ota Kisino and disaster relief officials surveyed the island for drought problems, and set up reverse osmosis water-making equipment. Antonio Eliu from Chief Secretary’s Disaster team and officials from MWSC and SPC joined the visit.
“Wotje has been affected by the drought since November 2015 and we haven’t had any rain for three straight months,” Kisino said. “This prompted the Chief secretary’s office to dispatch this disaster team along with an RO unit for people on Wotje.”
The RO should produce 360 gallons per day. “This might not be big but it’s a good start as all of the RO units provided back in 2013 are not operating or have broken down.”
Eliu said Wotje will receive another RO unit in the next few months when new units arrive.
Read more about this in the February 19, 2016 edition of the Marshall Islands Journal.