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The Water Authority of Fiji (WAF) has outsourced 32 rural water projects to three local contractors namely, Ariyan’s Contractors, Basic Engineering Technologies and Taviraki Building & Civil Works.

At the contract signing held at the Authority’s National Office in Wainivula on Friday (23/02), WAF Chief Operating Officer, Mr Samanmal Ekanayake, said the outsourcing model that the Authority is implementing empowers the community by paying the water committee to organise the labour required to undertake the works.

“This empowers the Water Committee to be responsible for ongoing maintenance and repairs, thus ensuring the longevity and sustainability of their village water supply system. Further, it builds the local capacity of contractors to undertake water supply construction work,” said Mr Ekanayake.

“The contractors will provide the skilled labour and will be working with the water committees, who will organise unskilled labour. A contract sum will be paid into the village water committees’ account for their labour, which can be used for maintenance and upkeep,” said WAF’s Manager for Rural Development Affairs, Mr Vula Vakacegu.

Ariyan’s Contractors were awarded with 11 projects in the Northern Division, nine in the Cakaudrove province and two in the province of Bua, from which a total of 1,790 people will benefit from the projects.

Basic Engineering Technologies were awarded with 13 projects in the Central Division, all in the Naitasiri Province, where a total of 11,655 people will benefit from the projects.

Taviraki Building & Civil Works were awarded with eight projects in the Tailevu Province, which will benefit 12, 415 people.

Mr Ekanayake said the total cost of the 32 rural water projects is over one million dollars. He said the WAF would continue to implement works that will ensure Fijians have access to safe drinking water and proper sanitation.


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.