Rotary Pacific Water for Life
Grey Water System [Subsurface Flow (SSF) Constructed Wetland (or reed bed)]

Surface flow Constructed Wetlands: characterized by the horizontal flow of wastewater across the roots of the plants. They are being phased out due to the large land-area requirements to purify water.image

At Vurevure Village, Taveuni. Rotary Project 2014. Photo by: Mataiasi Kama.

Really excited to see the Students of Niusawa Secondary School using their new Biosand Filters.
Bula from Taveuni from Mataiasi Kama.

Really excited to see the Students of Niusawa Secondary School using their new Biosand Filters.

Bula from Taveuni from Mataiasi Kama.

Hello from RPW

Its been a long time..from now onwards we will be providing live updates from the field.

Below are children from Ba High School brushing during their lunch break.

 

Two photos taken by RPW Manager Monifa Fiu during a site visit in Sigatoka.  Fiji is beautiful!

Navatu Settlement Topo

RPW team members Ravikesh and Eric set off for Northern Fiji to a settlement named Navatu early Monday morning accompanied by RPW’s new surveying tool, the Abney level.  The idea of utilizing an Abney level in surveying the land’s topography is to produce more precise measurements of the angles between two points.  Once the angles are determined, the water system may be designed more effectively. 

Both Ravikesh and Eric practiced using the abney level prior to executing the study, and the 18th was time to make actual use of the tool.  Upon arrival to Navatu, members of the settlement greeted Ravi and Eric.  After a casual introduction, the settlement members and RPW joined forces in walking the future water distribution line from the water storage tank to each community structure that will receive water.  During the three-hour long hike through the settlement, the weather was sunny, and people’s spirits were high.  The topographic study produced the necessary data for designing a water system, and Navatu Settlement is optimistic that the water system will be realized in early January.

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The participation of Rotary Pacific Water with other stakeholders and government department representatives in WASH in Emergency Training Workshop organised by Ministry of Health and UNICEF.

The participation of Rotary Pacific Water with other stakeholders and government department representatives in WASH in Emergency Training Workshop organised by Ministry of Health and UNICEF.

Pascal and Eric having a look around Liwativale Project site……

Pascal and Eric having a look around Liwativale Project site……

Ravikash helping with a necessary repair to Liwativale’s water system!

Ravikash helping with a necessary repair to Liwativale’s water system!

Succesful site visit with the community of Savulotu!

Succesful site visit with the community of Savulotu!