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WAF Public Advisory – Situation Update on Ba Water System

We kindly advise our customers that due the continuous rainfall for the past 2-3 days, there has been major flooding in Ba including the tributaries feeding the water sources for Balevuto and Waiwai system. Blockages and damage resulting from the flooding is causing disruption in supply to the following areas.

Affected Areas: Naruku, Kumkum, Motoruku, Chinakoti, Moto, Tabataba , Vunivaivai, Nasolo top, Tarivo, Maururu, Tauvegavega, Wailailai,TalecakeVotua, Varoko, Sarava, Navau, Koroqaqa, Field 27, Etatoko, Khalsa Road, Matniqara, Togalevu, Natutu, Nawaqarua.Siqave Vatiyaka,Sorokoba, Sasa, Varavu.

During this time, our water carting trucks will be on standby and can be requested in the case of an emergency by calling 5777 (all mobile networks).

In the interim, our team will continue to monitor the situation and mobilise to undertake the required rehab works once the flood waters recedes.


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.