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WAF Public Advisory – Planned Water Disruption Notice – Lautoka

The Water Authority of Fiji (WAF) wishes to advise its customers living in some parts of Lautoka area that they will be experiencing low water pressure to intermittent supply this Thursday (03/09) from 10am to 8pm.

Customers fed from the Saru reservoir will be affected:

  • Wairabetia area
  • Lauwaki area
  • Viseisei back Road
  • Wairabetia Muslim School Road
  • Navula area
  • Saru Tawatawa area
  • Natabua area
  • Field 40 area
  • Banaras
  • Vuda Back Road

The interruption in supply is to allow WAF ground teams to carry out urgent repairs to a leakage on the DN300 Bulk Raw Water Trunk Main situated along Varaqe, the trunk main supplies raw water from the Varaqe dam to the Saru Water Treatment Plant.


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.