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WAF Update: Wastewater Repairs DN700 along Ratu Mara Road in Nabua – 16.07.22

Maintenance works on the leaking Nabua Wastewater Pump Station DN700 concrete rising main pipeline along Ratu Mara Road, in front of Ratu Sukuna Memorial School are well underway.

Water Authority of Fiji (WAF) teams together with relevant utility providers and contractors began work yesterday afternoon (15/07) from 6 pm into this weekend – on a shift work basis.

With safety a top priority, excavation works are presently being carried out with teams safely navigating through a network of multiple underground utility assets to identify the leakage section of the wastewater pipeline.

WAF anticipates completing repairs by 6 pm this Sunday (17/07) after which the Fiji Roads Authority (FRA) will carry out reinstatement and backfilling works this will continue into Sunday night to allow for road reopening thereafter.

Due to the severity of the works, extensive traffic management is presently in place. Travellers along Ratu Mara Road travelling from Nasinu to Suva City are advised to take this notice into account when finalising travel plans.

The Authority also requests that the travelling public be mindful of the workers who will be working in the area.

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.