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WAF Extends Water Network to Kashmir, Savusavu

Residents of Kashmir in Savusavu will have access to a dependable and quality water supply as the Water Authority of Fiji (WAF) is extending its water supply pipe network.

This has been made possible through the Fijian Government’s $4.58 million investment in the Savusavu Water Treatment Plant, which promises to deliver and ensure safe, quality, and reliable water for a growing Savusavu population.

WAF CEO, Dr Amit Chanan, took time out to meet with the residents of Kashmir, who in the past had to rely on alternative sources such as a local creek to cater to their water needs.

Dr Chanan reassured the residents of Kashmir that thanks to the new package plant, there is now sufficient supply capacity for WAF to cater to the water needs of additional customers within reach of the Savusavu water network.

The Water Authority of Fiji remains committed to providing Fijians with clean safe water and is in the process of several infrastructural upgrades around the country to resolve existing supply capacity gaps.

In addition to the Savusavu Water Treatment Plant, projects like the Waiwai Water Treatment Plant and the Namau Water Treatment have significantly helped improve water supply capacity.

Apart from these projects, WAF is on the verge of completing one of its biggest water infrastructure projects so far, Project Viria – which is funded by the Fijian Government at a cost of $270 million and will produce an additional 40 million litres of water daily, substantially increasing the water supply capacity for the Suva-Nausori corridor.


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.