21 Nov 2018

Penrhyn in northern Cooks no longer reliant on water shipments

10:45 am on 21 November 2018

Water shipments to Penrhyn have finished after recent rainfall ended a three-month dry spell in the northern Cook Islands.

 Penrhyn in the Cook Islands

Penrhyn in the Cook Islands Photo: Ewan Smith

Penrhyn's executive officer Tukairangi Joseph Taia said the three-weekly, 100,000 litre shipments that the island had been receiving since early July were no longer needed.

The Cook Islands News reported Mr Taia said there had been consistent rainfall recently and that the island's water capacity was now high.

The people of Penrhyn are hoping to improve water conservation practices for the future.

Water tanks in Penrhyn, Cook Islands

Water tanks in Penrhyn, Cook Islands Photo: RNZI / Mary Baines