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Media Release – Water Disruption in Nakasi Area

Customers living along the Kings Road from the Wainibuku junction to the Rewa bridge are currently experiencing water supply disruptions due to a malfunctioned gate valve situated at the Wainibuku junction.

The gate valve controls treated water stored at the WAF Wainibuku Reservoir before it is reticulated to customers.

Areas affected are Nakasi, Naulu, Chadwick Road, Davuilevu Housing, Gagali Road, Buabua Road, Sasawira Street, Farm Road, Waidamudamu areas, FNU Koronivia, Koronivia Research Station areas, Koronivia Road up to Lokia, Dhalip Street, Ramendra Street, WPD Davuilevu, Davuilevu Theological College as well as Lelean Memorial School.

The Authority will carry out urgent works to have the gate valve replaced, however, a total shutdown of the Wainibuku Reservoir outlet is required.

WAF did not immediately carry out repairs as this would result in a larger section of the Nasinu area without water for days.

More details will be provided later today and we urge customers in the other parts of Nasinu to store sufficient water for at least 2 to 3 days.

We apologise for the inconvenience caused.

Water carting trucks have been deployed since 4am this morning (10/12) to provide relief. Please call us on 5777 if you need assistance.


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.