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Close to 433 people living in Vatiyaka, Ba, will soon have a 24/7 water supply available at the turn of a tap in their homes, thanks to the mains extension works being carried out by the Water Authority of Fiji (WAF).

The Vatiyaka extension works will improve the current infrastructure capacity and sustainability, enhance the supply of clean and safe water and eliminate the shortage of water during periods of drought.

The work has involved laying a total of 347 lengths of pipe, with proper bedding and backfill material. It also included the installation of an air valve key and a 4inch sluice valve.

The project work began on 8th January 2018, and is scheduled to be completed by the end of February 2018, at a cost of $160,125.00.

WAF continues to champion the provision of a sustainable supply of quality water to the people of Fiji.


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.