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New Wastewater Strategy for Fiji funded by UNDP

A new wastewater strategy for Fiji has been made possible with the support of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).

The Balmoral Consulting presented a milestone report on the progress of this critical work.

The project is funded by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and is jointly led by the Water Authority of Fiji (WAF) and the Department of Environment (DEO).

UNDP Project Manager for BBB and ICRBE, Mr Vineil Narayan said that the sanitation challenge for Fiji is huge and needs a national-level approach for the right funding and implementation model, and this work is providing that.

“UNDP is delighted to be supporting this important feasibility study seeking private sector-oriented solutions to development challenges. This work has been made possible through the Investing in Coral Reefs and Blue Economy project funded by the Global Fund for Coral Reefs and the Joint UN SDG Fund. The findings of this study are expected to help seek solutions to the dichotomy between sustainable waste management and private-sector investments in the waste sector. After all, accelerating progress towards sustainable development needs to be done through blended public-private financing solutions that not only make environmental sense but solid business sense as well,” said UNDP Project Manager, Vineil Narayan.


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.