1 May 2018

Fresh groundwater potential revealed on Aitutaki

From , 5:00 am on 1 May 2018

There are encouraging signs that groundwater reserves on Aitutaki in the Cook Islands are large enough to supplement the existing water supply during times of low rainfall and drought.

A group of eight researchers from the Pacific Community - or SPC - and the Cook Islands government spent two weeks investigating previously untapped water sources to determine how much water they might be able to provide to the island.

The SPC's Peter Sinclair told Tim Glasgow the initial signs are very promising.

Aitutaki, Cook Islands.

Aitutaki, Cook Islands. Photo: Ewan Smith