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Minister Usamate Meets with Waf Executive for Budget Talk

Minister for Fiji Ministry of Infrastructure and Meteorological Services, Hon. Jone Usamate met with the WAF Executive team this afternoon (21/07) to discuss Budgetary allocation for the 2022/2023 financial year.

During the meeting, the Minister was briefed on allocation towards operations and also discussed key priorities together with delivery strategy for Capital Program.

This is to ensure the maintenance and upgrading of current water and wastewater infrastructure, as well as implementation of new rural projects.

Minister Usamate thanked the WAF Management for their efforts in managing water supply and wastewater services to Fijians around the country.

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.