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Public Advisory – Planned Water Disruption Notice

PLANNED WATER DISRUPTION NOTICE – WAINIKAVIKA INTAKE

The Water Authority of Fiji (WAF) wishes to advise its customers that our technicians will be conducting desilting works at the Wainikavika intake, to clear gravel and silt that has piled up during the recent heavy downpours, from 10:00am Wednesday, 06 October 2021, until further notice.

As a result of these essential works, our customers in the areas listed below will experience a temporary disruption in their water supply.

Affected areas are:

Queens Highway from Navua Hospital to Navua Bridge:
⚬ Navua Hospital
⚬ Namelimeli
⚬ Qaributa
⚬ Tokotoko Highway
⚬ Tokotoko Back Road
⚬ Togoru
⚬ Wainividio
⚬ Taiperia

Nakavu Road from Navua Roundabout to Waiyanitu
⚬ Calia, Calia Back Road
⚬ Rio settlement
⚬ Raiwaqa
⚬ Raiwaqa ALTA
⚬ Waiyanitu

Customers in the above areas are kindly advised to store in their homes, sufficient amounts of water to last them for at least 2 to 3 days and are requested to use water wisely during this temporary disruption period.

We sincerely apologise for any inconvenience caused and we seek your understanding and patience until such time supplies normalise.

Water carting trucks are on standy and can be requested in case of an emergency by calling shortcode 1507 (all mobile networks).

For further enquiries, customers can call 3346777 or short code 5777 (all mobile networks) or email contact@waf.com.fj

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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.

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