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WAF Public Advisory – Situation Update on Ba Water System

The newly appointed Minister for Public Works, Transport and Meteorological Services, Hon. Ro Filipe Tuisawau received a traditional welcome at the WAF National Office in Nasinu.
The WAF took the opportunity to provide an overview of the current work and plans to the Minister.
While addressing staff, Hon. Tuisawau sincerely thanked the staff for the services provided.
“I sincerely thank you all for the services you have delivered in the past years – especially in the last 12 months – it has not been easy and it is not an easy task, it is difficult and a lot of you are subjected to criticism,” said Hon. Tuisawau.
Minister Tuisawau said he was enlightened after being briefed by the CEO and the Board.
“I would like to thank the CEO of the Water Authority of Fiji Dr Amit Chanan, his management team and the Board for their time to update and bring me up to speed on the challenges as well as plans in place for WAF. I look forward to working with WAF,” said Hon. Tuisawau.
Minister Tuisawau was briefed on the need to invest in resilient infrastructure due to the impacts of climate change and in WAF’s planned water loss reduction program to mitigate water leakage. Hon Tuisawau welcomed the work that WAF is starting on ‘Water Sector 2050’, which will see the engagement with Fijians on water priorities for the next 3 decades.
“Let me reassure you, from the Board, Management and the staff I am here as Minister to work closely with you as a facilitator and also to support the organisation and the staff.”
WAF CEO Dr Amit Chanan said that the Authority stands ready to work with Hon. Tuisawau.
“We welcome the fact that water is your number one priority, and the WAF team is ready to work with you and share your vision to improve water services for all Fijians. We do share your passion for advancing Fiji’s water supply and sanitation services to meet the UN Sustainable Development Goals targets,” Dr Chanan said.


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.