Common water-related illnesses such as diarrhoea and typhoid were increasingly suffered by the elderly and young, making this a priority site. The only source of water came from shallow 3m deep wells dug near pit toilets.
Villiages of Nacomoto, Joma, Drue, Naivakaraniuniu and Dravuwalu Primary School were assisted in 2014. The purpose of these projects were to upgrade the existing catchment, protect the water sources and boost storage capacity.
The primary school shares the same water source as 71 households in Rukuruku settlement. The school was experiencing water shortages due to leakages and a lack of storage capacity. A request was made by the head- teacher in 2013.
In the past, an unprotected well was used for sanitation needs in the school community. This was closed by the public health inspector due to faecal contamination. The school headteacher requested assistance in 2012 to increase rainwater storage for sanitation use.