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Saturday 23 January 2021 | Written by Emmanuel Samoglou | Published in National, Outer Islands
Penrhyn continues to deal with water shortages. The remote island received an emergency shipment of 200,000 litres of water earlier this month. PHOTO: Kiri Ataera/Infrastructure Cook Islands 21011314.
Cook Islands (ICI) Secretary Diane Charlie-Puna arrived in Tongareva on
Thursday along with staff to monitor the work.
officials met with Island Government Council on Friday to get a full update on
the water situation, government spokesperson Jaewynn McKay said.
to reports, Penrhyn received some rainfall this week however the island
continues to grapple with drought conditions which have forced residents to
ration water supplies.
staff will be assessing water levels in public and private water tanks during
to the staff, the drought conditions are evident on the island, McKay said.
additional water shipments from Rarotonga have been requested at this stage,
island received an emergency shipment of 200,000 litres of water last week, and
government officials said a vessel is on standby in Rarotonga in case further
shipments are needed.