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Public Advisory – Unplanned Water Disruption Notice

UNPLANNED WATER DISRUPTION NOTICE – LABASA
The Water Authority of Fiji (WAF) would like to advise our customers that due to the heavy downpour and flooding, we had to close the main valve at the Nabouwalu Intake as a safety measure. As a result, residents in parts of Labasa will face low pressure to no water from now until further notice.
Areas affected:
Bua Provincial Quarters, Namulomulo, Raviravi, Namau, Wairiki Mill, Navave Village, Vunirara & Nanuku Settlement
Water carting trucks are on standby and can be requested in case of an emergency by calling 1508 (all mobile networks).
We sincerely apologise for any inconvenience caused and we seek your patience and understanding until such time supplies normalise.
For further enquiries, customers can call 334 6777 or shortcode 5777 (all mobile networks), or email contact@waf.com.fj

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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]

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  • 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.

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  • Type A – $285 [“T” from existing connection] Type B $345 [direct connection from WAF main line]
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