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Unplanned Water Disruption Notice: Rupture on Waimanu Raw Water Rising Main

The Water Authority of Fiji (WAF) would like to advise our customers that there is a rupture on the Waimanu Raw Water Rising Main due to unplanned power fluctuations at the station, and it will be shut down in order to allow our technical team to safely access and excavate the site to assess and determine the extent of the damage prior to carrying out repairs.

As these two pumps and main contribute to over 40% of the flow into the Tamavua Water Treatment Plant, production at the Tamavua Water Treatment Plant will be affected significantly. Production has been reduced from 75MLD to 53MLD.

In preparation for this, customers in the areas listed below are kindly advised to store in their homes, while it is still available, sufficient amounts of water to last them for at least 2 to 3 days and are requested to use water wisely during this time.

Affected areas:

– From Tamavua-I-Wai Bridge through to Togalevu Naval along the Queens Road including all Site Streets

– From PJ Twomey Hospital to Reservoir Road along Princes Road, including all side streets such as Ragg
Avenue, Devoji Street, Mead Road, Niraji, Wairua, Upper Mead Road, Lovoni Rd, Loa Street, Goodrum Place, Kaba Road, Saimoni Vatu Place, Bureta Street, Maharaj Place, Tuvana Place, Levuka Street, Tubou Street

– Lakeba Street, including, Helson Street, Nayau Street, Kabara Street, Fulaga Street, Sovu Place, Namuka Street, Moala Street, Vatoa Street, Matuku Street, Totoya Street

– Namadi Heights Including Lower Ragg Avenue, Pathik Cresent, Mika Dreu Place, Padam Lala, Salato Road, Tuisawaqa, Salesi Road and all side streets

– Rewa Street to Flagstaff Roundabout, Including all side streets such as Kikau Street, Milverton Road, Alexander Street, Howell Road.

– Kula Street, Kaka Street, Parts of Gaji Road including Jittu Estate

– Elevated Areas along Laucala Bay and Ratu Sukuna Road

– Waimanu Road including all side streets, including Borron Road, Toganivalu Road, Sawani Street, Extension Street and elevated areas along Amy Street

Nagatugatu reservoir : Present Level – No Water all feeding from Nagatugatu – Wrong Turn, Sakoca, Upper Khalsa, Tacirua Hts, Nagatugatu Residents next to Reservoir.

Tacirua reservoir : Present Level – Low pressure to No Water – All feeding from Tacirua Reservoir – Tamavua Koro, Upper Ragg, Deovji St, Tacirua Bus, Amputch St, Princess Rd

Water carting trucks are on standby and can be requested in the case of an emergency by calling 5777 (all mobile networks).

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

For further enquiries, customers can call 334 6777 or short code 5777 (all mobile networks), or email

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.