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Water Authority of Fiji (WAF) CEO, Mr Barry Omundson was on the ground today at the Waila water treatment plant with the WAF team.

Mr Omundson was briefed by WAF’s Regional Manager Central-Eastern, Mr Ilisoni Saladuadua on the situation and ongoing work to normalize water supply after Tropical Cyclone Sarai.

“I would like to thank all members of the WAF team who spent time away from their families to conduct emergency repairs and are still working to get water supply normalized for Fijians,” said Mr Omundson.

CEO Omundson also visited WAF’s newly certified laboratory which will now provide a range of impressive services to Fijians.

He also visited the Rewa depot, Nausori customer service centre and the Kinoya wastewater treatment plant and will be visiting the other treatment plants and major project sites in the coming weeks.

“It is very important to understand the situation on the ground and this can not be done from the office alone. Meeting the ground teams and being a part of operations will provide important insight on what is needed to improve water services to Fijians.”

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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.