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Public Advisory – Planned Water Disruption Notice

Planned Disruption Notice

The Water Authority of Fiji (WAF) wishes to advise our customers that due to essential planned maintenance works being carried out on our Waimanu Raw Water Pump No.4, customers living in the following areas may experience disruptions to water supply from Monday 5 July, 2021 until further notice.

We kindly advise customers living in the areas listed below to prepare accordingly and store enough water for at least 3 days worth of use.

Affected areas include:

▪️ Upper Delainivesi, including Baka Road, Palm Drive (Lami), Lester Street, Sote Road 1& 2, Yadrana Settlement Road 1 & 2, Nakauvadra Road, Yasi Road, Kaunitoni Road, Qaranivalu Road (Lami), Bulou Road, Rogovoka Road, and Naicobocobo Road

▪️ Upper Areas of Lami Village Road, including Rokodrawe Road, Nakurukuru Village Access Road

▪️ Upper Valenicina Rd, Qauia St, Upper Naimawi St, Waivote, Nakula Street

▪️ Kalekane Settlement Road, Panaromic Rd, Muaivusor Rd, Muaivuso Village, Waikanake Village, Osonabukete, Beniveli

▪️ Upper Nailuva Road, including Nararo Rd, Raisara St, Albert Lee, elevated areas along Matanitobua St, Ritova Street, and Kini Street

▪️ Pathik Cresent, Mika Dreu Pl,Upper Mead Road (Between Princess Rd & Lovoni Rd), Upper Bureta St, Maharaj Pl, Elevated Areas along Lakeba St, Fulaga and Moala Street

The Waimanu Raw Water Pump Station supplies approximately 40% of the total raw water volume required by the Tamavua Water Treatment Plant and operates round the clock to ensure consistent supply of raw water, and the WAF Mechanical and Electrical teams carry out regularly scheduled conditional monitoring of its pump assets to monitor performance and identify potential issues.

The latest conditional monitoring results have revealed that the pump bearings on Waimanu Raw Water Pump No. 4 are vibrating outside of the normal acceptable limits, and continued operation risks damage to the pump shaft and internal rotational components, which will result in a prolonged disruption.

The Waimanu Raw Water Pump No. 4 will be taken offline from Monday (5 July, 2021) to allow for the complete disassembly of the Multistage Raw Water Pump, inspection of the internal components and replacement of bearings and shaft assembly before reassembly and reactivation.

During this period, Waimanu Raw Water Pump No. 1 will be activated to maintain inflow into the Tamavua Water Treatment Plant. As the Waimanu Pump Station will be operating without a Standby Pump, any mechanical failure will result in water supply disruption, hence the need to be prepared.

WAF urges customers to conserve and store sufficient amounts of water to last them for at least 2 to 3 days in their homes at all times. Customers are also encouraged to invest in storage containers or water tanks connected to the water system for storage and backup water supply during any unplanned disruption that may arise due to emergency works or natural disasters.

We sincerely apologise for any inconvenience caused and we seek your understanding and patience until such time water supply is normalised.

Water carting trucks will be on standby to service the affected areas during the temporary disruption period.

For further enquiries, customers can call 3346777 and 5777 (all mobile networks) or email

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How much is the Lodgment fee?

  • House under construction / Vacant land / Commercial or Industrial
    • $101.00.
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