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Viria Water Treatment Plant Reaches Final Construction Milestone

WAF CEO Dr Amit Chanan today (04/10) inspected the Viria Water Treatment Plant in Naitasiri, for which major construction works have now been completed.

Dr Chanan was briefed on the phased testing works and noted that the major construction works have been completed in line with the target date of Fiji Day 2023. WAF team and contractors are now undertaking phased testing of plant components, pumps and reservoirs to ensure full compliance with the design. The project will soon be ready to deliver water to around 360,000 Fijians in the Suva-Nausori corridor.

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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.