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WAF At Sigatoka Food Safety Workshop

Earlier this week the Water Authority of Fiji (WAF) Liquid Trade Waste team participated in a “Food Safety Workshop” with the Sigatoka City Council and other statutory bodies, including the Consumer Council and the Fijian Competition & Consumer Commission.

WAF’s Liquid Trade Waste Technical Officer, Ms Lidia Rokobati, in her presentation highlighted the importance of installing a proper and approved grease trap and looking after their daily discharge to avoid blocking the sewer lines.

The training was organized by the Sigatoka City Council to educate restaurant owners on the importance of adhering to the guidelines in place by governing bodies.

Sigatoka Town Council, Senior Health Inspector, Anand Pillay acknowledged the presence of WAF and said he looks forward to working with the Authority.

“We are also fortunate that the Water Authority of Fiji is continuously assisting us and we anticipate partnering with them in doing joint inspections and standardizing a checklist that will assist in the approval and evaluating of the grease trap by both statutory bodies,” said Mr Pillay.

A total of 22 restaurant owners attended the one-day workshop.


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.