Solomon Water has signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) with the Ontong Java Community in Honiara. Signed on Tuesday this week, the MOA grants an easement on their land to install a critical wastewater pipeline which will be connected to Solomon Water’s proposed wastewater pump station at the National Referral Hospital, adjacent to the eye clinic.

Solomon Water would like to inform our valued customers that recent heavy rainfalls has impacted our supply and many Honiara residents have been without water over the past few days. Supply was turned off on Wednesday 17 May due to the heavy rains in the water catchment area. The heavy rains also caused a major landslide which has affected the Chubina sinkhole, one of the sinkholes supplying Kongulai to collapse into the underground cave system.

Solomon Water CEO Ian Gooden says “We are right now monitoring the situation and are sending an investigative team to review the situation and consider solutions to the site in the morning. It could take a few days to resolve this as there is a lot of debris in the cave entrance and the area remains quite unsafe".

On Tuesday 16 May, Solomon Water together with stakeholders and partners celebrated a groundbreaking ceremony for the Honiara Water Reservoirs and Trunk Mains Project at the Panatina Reservoir site. The ceremony was led by the Minister for Mines, Energy and Rural Electrification Honorable Bradley Tovosia, and attended by officials from the Solomon Islands Government, Guadalcanal Provincial Government, key Solomon Water stakeholders and project donors, the Asian Development Bank, European Union and the World Bank.

Solomon Water has today signed an agreement with the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) to provide follow-up support to improve the borefields production in Honiara. This support comes after JICA's significant funding of four borefields and reservoirs/pump stations, and Non-Revenue Water (NRW) reduction support to Solomon Water from 2013 to 2015.