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Planned Water Disruption Notice: urgent wastewater asset maintenance works on a leaking Nabua Wastewater Pump Station

The Water Authority of Fiji (WAF) will carry out urgent wastewater asset maintenance works on a leaking Nabua Wastewater Pump Station DN700 concrete rising main pipeline along Ratu Mara Road, in front of Ratu Sukuna Memorial School from 6pm this Friday (15/07/22) till 6pm Sunday (17/07/22) evening.

Customers may experience disruptions to wastewater services.

The leakage was confirmed yesterday Thursday (07/07) afternoon with plans underway to contain the works to within the Suva bound lanes only with extensive traffic management required.

WAF will be prioritising these works with urgency, keeping in mind the health and safety of its staff and the general public are not compromised given the nature of works involved with the repairs.

The Authority also requests that the travelling public be mindful of the workers who will be working in the area.

Travelers along this area are advised to take this notice into account when finalising travel plans.

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.