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World Bank Management & Technical Team Visit WAF

Group photograph – World Bank Visit to WAF.
This week, the Water Authority of Fiji (WAF) hosted members of the management and technical team from the World Bank Pacific (WB) for a technical mission.

The objective of the technical mission is to meet with key stakeholders in Fiji’s water and sanitation sector to discuss various opportunities for technical assistance to improve our water and wastewater sector.

Yesterday (28/11) the group met with the WAF Chairman, Mr Savenaca Seniloli and the WAF Executive Management where discussions on the WAF Overview and the Water Sector Strategy 2050 were held at the WAF Headquarters in Nasinu.

The Fiji Government together with WAF has developed the first-ever national Water Sector Strategy 2050, to address the future needs of the water and sanitation sector.

Through this strategic planning, we have identified the investment needs for the upcoming three decades, which is to the tune of FJD $4.7 Billion to meet SDG 6 goals of access to safe sanitation and improved environmental health.

Today (29/11) the World Bank officials visited the Kinoya Wastewater Treatment Plant to witness first-hand the need for improving sanitation and the circular economy, they also toured the Waimanu raw water pump station and the proposed new Wainadoi water supply scheme.


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.