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The Water Authority of Fiji (WAF) urges members of the public to refrain from dumping household waste down toilets, drains and sink as such items lead to dangerous and unhygienic overflows in our sewage system.

Our Wastewater Team and Environmental Officer, based in the West, recently attended to and rectified a complaint regarding the overflow of a chamber along V.M Pillay Road in Lautoka.

Upon investigation, our teams found that the cause of the blockage was items that didn’t belong in our wastewater system such as pieces of rags, sanitary pads, toilet paper rolls and diapers.

The issue was rectified through the use of choke rods and air compressors to clear the blocked chamber.

Reports were then compiled on the effects of the wastewater that was flowing from the drain, eventually, ending up in the sea.


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.