THE Water Authority of Fiji has received 1652 applications from members of the public in the central, western and northern divisions for the bill waiver campaign.
And as of last week, WAF had only approved 352 applications.
"Only 25,000 customers are eligible for this initiative," said WAF's communications officer Kelera Serelini.
"Screening of applications follows an in-house process to ensure that these customers' bills are waived based on the four criteria.
"In other words it won't be logical to waive everyone's bills as only $14 million is the approved amount from the government."
Ms Serelini was responding to queries on the screening process of applications for water bill waiver.
In the Central Division, WAF received 604 applications and approved 109. In the Western Division, there were 1022 applications, of which only 288 were approved while in the Northern Division, WAF approved 15 of the 26 applications it received.
"For customers who provide incomplete forms, our staff advise them on the necessary documents they need to bring before their application is processed," said Ms Serelini.
Out of the four criteria's set out by WAF, leakages is a common problem that has seen a total of $218,595.90 waived from customer's water bills in all three divisions.