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Waimanu Pumps Station Burst Main Update

The Water Authority of Fiji (WAF) would like to provide an update on the repair works currently being conducted on the burst that had developed on the Raw Water Rising Main fed by Pumps 3 and 4 at our Waimanu Pumps Station on Sunday (20/02/22) –

Following the excavation and inspection work conducted yesterday (21/02/22), it was found that the Y junction on the rising main ruptured along its seam, causing leakage along the rising main that is supplied by pumps 3 and 4.

Due to the extensive damage sustained, temporary fabrication works will be conducted, so as to allow for a quicker restoration of water supply into Tamavua and Headworks 3 for use by customers, while a more permanent solution is worked on.

These works are currently underway and as a result customers feeding from the Tamavua Water Treatment Plant will experience a disruption in their water supply from now, until further notice.

In preparation for this, customers in the areas listed below are kindly advised to store in their homes, while it is still available, sufficient amounts of water to last them for at least 2 to 3 days and are requested to use water wisely during this time.

Affected areas are:

– From Tamavua-i-Wai Bridge through to Togalevu Naval along the Queens Road including all Site Streets.

– From PJ Twommey Hospital to Reservoir Road along Princes Road, including all side streets such as Ragg Avenue, Devoji Street, Mead Road, Niraji, Wairua, etc, Upper Mead Road, Lovoni Road, Loa Street, Goodrum Place, Kaba Road, Saimoni Vatu Place, Bureta Street, Maharaj Place, Tuvana Place, Levuka Street, Tubou Street.

– Lakeba Street, including, Helson Street, Nayau Street, Kabara Street, Fulaga Street, Sovu Place, Namuka Street, Moala Street, Vatoa Street, Matuku Street, Totoya Street,

– Namadi Heights including Lower Ragg Avenue, Pathik Cresent, Mika Dreu Place, Padam Lala, Salato Road, Tuisawaqa, Salesi Road and all side streets.

– Rewa Street to Flagstaff Roundabout, Including all side street such as Kikau Street, Milverton Road, Alexander Street, Howell Road.

– Kula Street, Kaka Street, Parts of Gaji Road including Jittu Estate. Elevated Areas along Laucala Bay and Ratu Sukuna Road.

– Waimanu Road including all side streets, including Borron Road, Toganivalu Road, Sawani Street, Extension Street and elevated areas along Amy Street.

Water carting trucks are on standby and can be requested in the case of an emergency by calling 5777 (all mobile networks).

For more information, you can call 3346777 and 5777 (Vodafone, Digicel & Inkk users) 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.