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Update On Repairs To Wastewater Pipeline Collapse Along Kings Road Near 4 Miles Bridge.

The Water Authority of Fiji (WAF) would like to advise our customers that repairs to the collapsed DN900 concrete wastewater pipeline is still ongoing.

Following the excavation efforts and inspections conducted yesterday that went well into last night, (Friday, 29 October 2021), we have determined that the majority of the sections of DN900 concrete wastewater pipe had collapsed and is no longer safe, and plans are in place to replace the entire section with approximately 24 metres of steel pipe.

WAF teams are working around the clock with teams from the Fiji Roads Authority and its contractors, as well as teams from Telecom Fiji Limited and Energy Fiji Limited, to safely replace these wastewater pipes.

The conditions on site are complicated as teams are required to safely navigate around buried utility services, which are laid above the collapsed wastewater trunk main.

In the meantime, a total of eight bailing trucks have been engaged to temporarily divert wastewater from nearby wastewater pumping stations as well as the repair site.

Motorists are advised that the urgent and necessary replacement works will affect both the Suva and Nausori bound lanes.

Traffic management is in place for those that require to go close to the cavity area only on official business, and residences off Kings Road.

Travellers along this area are advised to take this notice into account when finalising travel plans.


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.