Fresh Water Sources
Do not drink the city water unless it has been boiled first. All the stores sell bottled water, some of which is made locally and some is imported. The original fresh water maker was Pacific Pure Water, which is owned by RRE and can be found in Uliga next to Rongelap Atoll city hall. It sells fresh water in small bottles and gallon-sized jugs, which can be delivered to your door.
EZ Price Mart in Uliga and Do It Best in Delap both have coin-operated fresh water dispensaries that are open 24-7.
Yachts that don’t have their own water-makers, should set up a rain-catching system.
The European Union has donated a large number of catchment tanks and there is also one manufacturer of tanks on island. Sadly, however, not all houses have catchments, which is a problem.
The town’s reservoir is next to the airport, and uses the run-off from the runway to fill the tanks. Its capacity is 34 million gallons. It is managed by Majuro Water and Sewer Company (Phone: (692) 625-8838). City water is not pumped to residences every day … depending on availability it is usually pumped three to four times a week.