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New Water Project for Naqaqa SDA Primary School Commissioned in Ra

The students of Naqaqa SDA Primary School, Ra now have access to clean and improved water supply, following the commissioning of their new rural water project by the Minister for Fiji Ministry of Public Works, Meteorological Services, and Transport, Hon. Ro Filipe Tuisawau, today (16/02).

The rural water scheme project was implemented by the Water Authority of Fiji (WAF) by a contractor and was funded by the Fiji Government at $160k.

This water project benefits 85 households, including the Naqaqa SDA Primary School, and stands as a shining example of what can be achieved through collaborative efforts. Outsourced to a contractor, the project involved the construction of a new dam, two 10,000-litre reservoirs, and pipe fittings to ensure water reaches every household in this village and the surrounding area,” said Minister Tuisawau.

Hon. Tuisawau said that the impact of this initiative extends far beyond the pipes and reservoirs.

This initiative underscores our commitment to providing essential services to every Fiji citizen, regardless of location or circumstances. The completion of this project is a significant step towards achieving our national vision outlined in the 20-year National Development Plan – a vision where every Fijian has access to clean and safe water.”

Minister Tuisawau said that the water project symbolizes hope, health, and progress for the Naqaqa SDA Primary School as well as the wider community.

To the students of Fulton Primary School gathered here today, I urge you to recognise the importance of this achievement. Clean water is not just a necessity but a fundamental human right. As future leaders of our nation, I encourage you to cherish and protect this invaluable resource,” said Hon. Tuisawau.

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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.