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Minister Usamate Meets WAF Executive Management

The WAF Executive Management Team, this afternoon, met with the Minister for Infrastructure and Meteorological Services, Hon. Jone Usamate to provide an update on the current status of Water Authority of Fiji (WAF) systems and operations nationwide.

This is part of the Minister’s Bi-Annual brief with Commercial Statutory Authorities under the Ministry and this happens every financial year.

Through the meeting, the Minister was briefed on the Authority’s achievements against the targets under National Development Plan, as well as WAF’s Strategic Plan and Annual Business Plan.

The Minister was also briefed on the Suva-Nausori water issues, Rewa River (Viria) Project, Free Water Initiatives and the Authority’s current initiatives towards improving service delivery.

The meeting was especially timely, as Fiji heads towards the cyclone season with expectations of changing weather patterns.


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.