The Pacific Water and Wastewater Utilities Benchmarking Report, published by the Pacific Water and Wastes Association (PWWA) with support from PRIF, is now released. The 24 water utilities that participated in the survey are supplying water to about 1.9 million people and provide wastewater services to approximately 400,000 people in the Pacific.
Vanuatu's Electrique du Vanuatu LTd was rated the Best Performing Pacific Water Utility of the Year. Other top performers named in the report include: Water Authority Fiji, named Best Wastewater and Sanitation Utility, the Samoa Independent Water Association was rated best in Human Resources Management and Tonga Water Board was named the best financial performer. The Public Utilities Corporation of Chuuk showed most improvement as compared to last year. The current pipeline of water and sanitation projects in the region exceeds $US350 million in investments. The Pacific Water and Wastewater Utilities Benchmarking Report may be downloaded here, and the press release here.