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Media Release – WAF Completes Repairs To Wainibuku Nakasi Gate Valve

After an enormous effort, the Water Authority of Fiji (WAF) has completed repairs on the Wainibuku Valve at 4 pm this afternoon (11 December 2020).

Service in Nakasi and Davuilevu is expected to be restored over the weekend.

WAF teams have been working around the clock, including through the night, to get water restored.

The Authority understands that this has been a difficult time for many and restoration of water supply to our affected customers when these unplanned disruptions occur is our highest priority.

We are utilising everything we can, including redirecting other systems to support the delivery of water to our customers and our plans are that the restoration of services to the Nadawa and Nadera customers is expected to improve by tomorrow evening.

6 Operations teams will be on duty throughout the weekend working on restoring the water supply and water supply to the majority of the Suva-Nausori area should be completed by Monday 14th December 2020.

Normal water services however will depend on how much we can store in our reservoirs and how quickly they are used by customers.

Our Rewa Operations team is currently carrying out flushing works at Nakasi and Davuilevu Area.

Flushing of the trunk main from Wainibuku Reservoir to the repair site has been completed and the team has started opening up the trunk main to Nasinu and Flagstaff.

WAF is committed to restoring water services as soon as possible, bearing in mind all safety precautions.

WAF water carting trucks have been supplying water to customers in affected areas and customers are encouraged to call the Authority and place a request if they need to.

WAF advises customers to conserve and always store sufficient amounts of water to last for at least two to three days in their homes at all times. Customers are also encouraged to invest in storage containers or water tanks connected to the water system for storage and backup supply during any unplanned disruption that may arise due to emergency works or natural disasters.

For further enquiries, customers can call 3346777 and 5777 (all-mobile network users), email or go to the WAF Facebook page at


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.