THE Water Authority of Fiji will carry out a nationwide campaign to educate its customers to prioritise paying their water bills.
"We would like to remind our customers that water is a necessity and without it life would be a discomfort," said WAF's communications officer Kelera Serelini.
"Our records indicated that most of our customers prefer to prioritise other non-necessities like grog, television pay channel but would pay their water bills at the very last minute."
Ms Serelini said most of the WAF customers only realised they had to pay water bills when their water meters were being disconnected.
"We would like to urge our customers to pay their bills on time or even better pay their bills in advance. An average customer only uses 1200 litres of water and this will only cost them 38 cents, water bills is actually within the customers' means." She said WAF had waived $472,000 in outstanding bills, which came after the government's assistance during the bill waiver campaign that began on October 1.