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The recent installation of a new flow meter by the Water Authority of Fiji (WAF) at the Saru Reservoir, Lautoka now benefits approximately more than 35,000 Fijians, according to Regional Manager West, Mr. Romulusi Mataitoga.

“All our customers that are feeding from Saru Reservoir have always faced the challenge of low water pressure and intermittent supply when larger particles clog up on the turbine which results in low water pressure,” he said.

The old mechanical bulk meter was replaced with the new flow meter which now gives WAF customers an improved pressure to their water supply.

According to Mr. Mataitoga “the new flow meter will not only benefit our customers but will also make our work easier by generating accurate reading on the water quantity, water consumption by our customers and the flow reading.”

A 12 member crew worked around the clock from 7pm Friday to 5am Saturday (25/01) to conduct the installations.


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.