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Public Advisory- Planned Water Disruption Noice – Buabua

The Water Authority of Fiji (WAF) wishes to advise its customers living in elevated areas of Buabua that they will be experiencing low water pressure to intermittent supply from 10:00am Tuesday (02/04/19) to 8:00am Wednesday (03/04/19).


Buabua Reservoir Reticulation
•    Tomuka area
•    Naikabula area
•    Buabua Rd
•    Vatamai Rd & Village
•    High Pressure Line (Drasa Dam rd, Johnson Rd, Tropik Rd)

 Qalitu Reservoir Reticulation
•    Teidamu area, Matawalu Village
•    Naviyago Village , Vitogo Village
•    Vitogo Paipai Rd , Kings Highway from Vunato to Teidamu
•    Lovu Hart, Lovu Seaside
•    B.S. Charan Rd, Ajan Rd, Vatulau Rd
•    Choy Gopal Road, Vunato settlement

The interruption in supply is a result of cut-in-works to install air valves on the Nalau Raw Water Line. These works require a partial shutdown of the raw water pipeline from the Nalau Dam, where raw water will only be supplied from the Buabua Dam to the Buabua Water Treatment Plant. This will result in the reduction of raw water supply, water production and water levels at Buabua Water Treatment Plant Reservoir and service reservoirs in the supply zone.

The Authority is kindly advising its customers residing in the areas above to store and use water wisely for their immediate needs during this temporary disruption period.

Water carts will be on standby to service the areas as and when the need arises.

Supply is expected to be gradually restored by 8am Wednesday morning (03/04/19).

We apologise for any inconvenience that this disruption may cause.

For further enquiries, customers can call toll-free line on 1507 or email or 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.