Solomon Water would like to inform our valued customers that the recent heavy rainfall in Honiara has impacted our supply causing many Honiara residents to be without water over the past few days. Supply was turned off on the 25 and 29 of November 2020 because of the high turbidity (silt and dirt particles in the water) experienced upstream due to heavy rains at our Kongulai water source.

Solomon Water is pleased to announce that its Auki Water Supply Upgrade project is now complete and was commissioned on Thursday 29 October 2020. The SBD 23 million project is part of Solomon Water’s major Urban Water Supply and Sanitation Sector Project (UWSSSP) co-funded by the European Union, World Bank and Asian Development Bank (ADB) but was undertaken by Solomon Water in advance of the UWSSSP approval and effectiveness and were funded retro-actively.  This was because the existing infrastructure was in poor state and could not wait for the funding to become effective.

Solomon Water has been forced to take serious cost cutting measures following the significant fall in its revenue as a result of the impacts of COVID-19.

Solomon Water CEO Ian Gooden said, “Solomon Water is a good and loyal employer however with the challenges and impacts of COVID-19, we are now forced to take steps to try and balance revenue with expenses to ensure our survival into the future”.  He further added. “We will shortly be reducing the working hours of non-essential support areas in the business while we retain staff that directly link to the core function of the business. At this stage we do not intend to lay off any permanent staff as we need all our people for when things begin to pick up again. ”