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Waimanu Pipeline Rupture Update

The Water Authority of Fiji (WAF) would like to provide an update on the progress of repair works on the pipeline rupture at Waimanu caused by power fluctuations at the Waimanu Raw Water Pump Station early Wednesday morning.

The fault site has been fully exposed and the extent of damages determined. Due to the severity of the damage sustained the tentative repair timeline of a minimum of 72 hours is estimated.

Utilising our backup sources, the total Inflow into Tamavua WTP has improved from 53 million litres to 67 million litres, however this total inflow is still 3 million litres short of the total inflow requirement to meet production capacity.

Valve Operations will be carried out to maintain levels and sustain system pressures until repairs can be completed.

We sincerely apologise for any inconvenience caused and appreciate your usual support and understanding until such time that supplies normalise.

For further enquiries, customers can call 334 6777 or shortcode 5777 (all mobile networks), or email

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.