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Public Advisory – Unplanned Water Disruption Notice

Unplanned Disruption Notice – Lautoka

The Water Authority of Fiji (WAF) would like to advise our valued customers in Lautoka that due to the continuous heavy rain in the interior of Lautoka both intakes supplying water to the Buabua treatment plant are clogged and there is no flow in to the plant. As a result, our customers living in the areas listed below will experience a disruption in their water supply from tonight.

We kindly ask affected customers to prepare accordingly and store enough water for use during this time, when it is available, and to supplement with rain water where possible.

Our team is currently unable to reach the two intakes as all three Irish crossings on the access road to the Dam are under water, and will have to wait for waters to recede before they can travel to the dam to clean the clogged screen.

Areas affected
– Vunato
– Naikabula
– Reliance Road
– Lovu
– Anjam road
– Choy Gopal
– Vitogo Village
– Buabua Road
– Qalitu Road
– Vakabuli
– Paipai road
– Naviago Village
– Drasa Tropik Wood Road
– Drasa Dam Road
– Drasa No 18
– Drama No1.
– Kings road from Vunato – Teidamu
– Manawatu village
– Johnson Road
– Nacilau Road

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

For further enquiries, customers can also call 3346777 or short code 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.