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Public Advisory – Unplanned Water Disruption Notice

Unplanned Water Disruption Notice – Lautoka

Water Authority of Fiji (WAF) wishes to advise our Lautoka customers living in the areas listed below that they will be experiencing low water pressure to intermittent water supply from now (13/11/2021) until further notice due to heavy downpour at the Buabua and Nalau gravity dams, resulting in reduced raw water inflow into our Buabua Water Treatment Plant and affecting water production levels.

Affected areas include:
-Drasa Dam
-Tropik Woods
-Vitogo village
-Kings Road – Vunato – Teidamu
-Field 4 road
-Lovu sea side
-B.S Charan
-Vitogo Paipai
-Buabua Road
-Drasa Dam Road
-Drasa No1,18
-Tropic wood Road
-Any other areas supplied from the Buabua Water Treatment Plant

Our teams will be working towards rectifying the issue as soon as possible, and we thank you for your patience and understanding during this time.

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

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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.