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Varaciva Dam Update

The Water Authority of Fiji (WAF) would like to update our valued customers in Ba on the issues that had affected the water supply during the recent major flooding.

Pictures here show a before (February 3) and after (February 13) of the dam status, following the recent long period of heavy rains and flooding.

WAF teams have begun planning options of getting the dam desilted and works will involve reinstating the access road to the dam site, hiring of excavators as well as the replacement of sections of raw water pipes which are believed to have been washed away during the recent heavy rain and severe flooding.

In the interim, a temporary raw water pump has been installed downstream to sustain production at Waiwai Water Treatment Plant and this pump will be removed until the desilting works at Varaciva have been completed and raw water supply from the dam to Waiwai Treatment Plant is restored.

The Varaciva Dam supplies raw water to the Waiwai Water Treatment Plant in Ba.

For further enquiries, customers can call 3346777 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.