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WAF Urges Fijians To Avoid Non-Trusted Sources of Information

The Water Authority of Fiji (WAF) urges Fijians to use trusted sources of news such as the Fijian Government, and to avoid falling victim to misinformation on social media.

WAF would like to correct a social media post posted on Facebook that falsely claimed that 5 Corrections Officers who had tested positive are currently isolated at the Tavua Water Authority Depot.

This is false – there are no individuals under quarantine at the WAF Tavua Depot.

WAF Board Chairman Bhavesh Kumar said that it was extremely disappointing to see people on social media spreading unverified misinformation for the sake of clicks and notoriety.

“More than ever, during these difficult times, we need to be very careful with the information we find on social media. Unfortunately, there are individuals who are seeking to take advantage of trusting Fijians and spread misinformation for personal gain,” said Mr Kumar.

“Only believe information from reliable and official sources, such as WAF’s social media, or the Fijian Government and its Ministries.”


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.