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Public Advisory: Planned Wastewater Disruption Notice – Walu Bay

The Water Authority of Fiji (WAF) would like to advise our customers along the Walu Bay area that we are nearing the completion of the construction of the new Walu Bay Sewer Pipe Bridge.
The new sewer pipe bridge will support the new DN600 FRP (Fiberglass Reinforced Pipe) sewer rising main that will connect to the existing rising main from Robertson Wastewater Pump Station (WWPS) and discharge to Argo Street Manhole, where the raw sewer further gravitates towards the Desbro WWPS.
The old service bridge has severely deteriorated with the existing sewer main. Investigations and verifications revealed signs of heavy corrosion due to age and other factors such as Hydrogen sulfide (H2S) gas in the sewer pipe as well as exposure to seawater.
The new service bridge structure and pipe are more resilient to the external environment since its columns and beams are made of concrete and the sewer pipes are made of Glass Reinforced Fiber Glass.
This caters for the Suva Central Business District (CDB) which includes hotels, hospitals, as well as residential homes and will eliminate the risk of sewer pipe collapse which would be very harmful to the environment (spillage) and pose a great risk to the health of the general public who use the corridor frequently to enter Suva City.
WAF contractors will carry out connection works from 6 pm Saturday, 25 June 2022 to 6 am Sunday, 26 June 2022 this may result in wastewater service disruptions.
WAF customers along the areas listed below may experience service disruption during cut-in and connection works.
Affected Areas:
• Victoria Road
• Cakobau Road
• Holland Street
• Gordon Street
• Pratt Street
• Butt Street
• Ellery Street
• Grieg Street
• Renwick Road
• Cumming Street
• Robertson Road
• Marks Street
• Nina Street
• Robertson Road
• Rodwell Road
• Thurston Street
• Southern Cross Road
• Gladstone Road
• Brown Street
• Extension Road
• Mal Street
We apologise for any inconvenience and thank our customers for their patience and understanding.
For further enquiries, customers can call 3346777 and 5777 (all mobile networks) 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.