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Water Restrictions To Customers In The Lami-Suva-Nausori Lifted

The Water Authority of Fiji (WAF) wishes to inform members of the public living in the Lami-Suva-Nausori areas that the Water Restrictions that were imposed on the 09th of April, this year, have now been lifted.

WAF CEO, Dr. Amit Chanan said that the prohibition on certain uses of water has been lifted as the extreme dry weather conditions are no longer affecting the Authority’s raw water sources.

Dr Chanan thanked Suva residents for responding to the prohibition notice that helped in reducing the total demand for water at a time WAF was not able to sustain its normal supply capacity.

“Based on the steady rain and healthy raw water level at our sources, we are able to decide on lifting the water restrictions that were in effect in the Lami-Suva-Nausori areas,” said Dr. Chanan.

Customers are now able to:
✔️ use water for car washing
✔️ watering of plants and gardens
✔️ Irrigation of new turf
✔️ topping up of swimming pools
✔️ washing of hard surfaces, like driveways and footpaths

“However, we urge customers to continue to be water-wise and always be mindful of their water usage. As continuing dry weather conditions are forecasted up to October this year,” Dr Chanan added.

For more information, you 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.