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Private Sector Utility Assistance 2021

The Water Authority of Fiji (WAF) would like to advise our valued customers that the Fijian Government’s Private Sector Utility Assistance (PSUA) program will continue in 2021, and those interested are urged to apply as soon as possible.

The PSUA is an initiative to spur construction and job creation by private sector investors, under which utility-related development costs, such as WAF connection costs, will be subsidised by the Fijian Government for micro, small and medium enterprises.

Fijians who wish to apply are urged to do so as soon as possible,  since the grant will be given to recipients on a “first come, first serve” basis, as a total of $1 million funding has been allocated for the initiative in the 2021-2022 financial year.

The PSUA will be made available based on the criteria below:

New or existing enterprises earning less than $50,000 annually – Government will subsidise 100% for WAF connection (trenching cost).

New and existing small enterprises earning between $50,000 and $300,000 annually – Government will subsidise 70% for WAF connection (trenching cost).

New and existing medium enterprises earning between $300,000 and $1,250,000 annually – Government will subsidise 50% for WAF connection (trenching cost).

For further clarification, contact WAF Chief Operations Officer Mr Soderberg via email at ssoderberg@waf.com.fj, or call on 9104060.

More information about this initiative, and application form, can be found below.

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What is the process and fee for a new water connection?

How much is the Lodgment fee?

  • House under construction / Vacant land / Commercial or Industrial
    • $101.00.
  • Completely built house. – [Please provide a letter from the lands department and/ or completion certificate ]
    • $21.95. [Please provide a letter from the lands department. completion certificate or Stamped Statutory declaration on the completion of the house]

Processing Time

  • Inspection to Approval – 15 Working days from the inspection date.
  • Installation – 30 Working days from payment of New Connection cost, on a first-come, first-serve basis. [Stakeholder processing may cause delays]. *Note: Approval of installation is valid for 3 months from the date of issue.

How much does the new connection cost?

  • Type A – $285 [“T” from existing connection] Type B $345 [direct connection from WAF main line]
  • New connection costs for Commercial and Industrial customers will be estimated according to requirements and a cost will be provided.
  • Road Crossing/ Service Enlargement is payable if required for additional meters requested. This will be communicated when the approval of internal and external stakeholders are obtained. WAF on behalf of FRA will refund any unused monies to the customer where applicable.

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