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Planned Disruption Notice- LAUTOKA

The Water Authority of Fiji [WAF] wishes to advise its customers living in the following elevated parts of Lautoka that they will be experiencing low water pressure to intermittent supply from 8.30pm Friday evening[07/06/19] to 8am Monday morning [10/06/19]. Affected Areas Include: 

 Tomuka area
 Naikabula area
 Buabua Rd
 Vatamai Rd & Village
 Tavakubu Back Road (Munshi Khan Road)
 Drasa Dam Rd
 Johnson Rd
 Tropic Rd 

The interruption in supply is to allow WAF crew members to carry out operational works on the DN 300 outlet trunk mains to direct water to the newly constructed 2 mega litre (ML) Reservoir at Buabua Water Treatment plant. This work involves filling the newly constructed 2 ML Reservoir to its maximum level and carring out the necessary assessments and hydrostatic testing of the reservoir. 

The Authority is kindly advising its customers residing in the areas aboveto store and use water wisely for their immediate needs during this temporary disruption period.Supply is expected to be gradually restored by 8am Monday morning(10/06/19). 

The Authority highly regrets any inconvenience caused to its customers.For further enquiries, customers can call 3346777 and 5777 (Vodafone,Digicel & Inkk users) or email


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.