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WAF Holds Conference 2022

 A total of 65 staff of the Water Authority of Fiji (WAF) in leadership positions converged to reflect on the theme “Sustainable Water Practices” at its Annual Staff Conference in Suva today (28/07).
WAF CEO, Dr Amit Chanan addressed the staff reminding them of their important responsibility in ensuring access to water and sanitation for all Fijians.
Dr Chanan reminded the staff of the $115M in the recently announced WAF capital program budget for the 2022-2023 financial year and stressed the importance of timely and efficient delivery of this program as WAF’s commitment to all Fijians. This program includes critical projects to improve customer service delivery and renew ageing assets.
Dr Chanan also elaborated on the development of the Water Sector Strategy 2050, which will outline Fiji’s water sector priority projects and programs over the next three decades.
“Water Sector 2050 is aimed at transforming how services are delivered, responding to climate vulnerability to services, renewing our ageing water and wastewater infrastructure, contributing to the circular economy, taking the water sector to net zero emissions and enhancing the natural environment,” said Dr Chanan.
Going forward, WAF will also focus on greater engagement with the private sector to improve its service delivery.
The conference entailed sessions on present challenges as well as discussions on the way forward in the delivery of the core priorities for the new financial year with topics ranging from Non-Revenue Water (NRW) reduction strategy, Asset Management, Digitally focused customer service delivery, Building Effective Workforce, as well as Innovative Solutions.

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.