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Government Of Assam Guwahati Development Department Guwahati Metropolitan Drinking Water and Sewerage Board

Guwahati Water Supply Project

Overview

The Guwahati Metropolitan Development Authority (GMDA) has undertaken a program of major infrastructure projects to provide new drinking water supply and sewerage facilities that will serve the entire Guwahati Metropolitan Area.In order to provide affordable, reliable, safe, pressurized and continuous (24x7) supply of water too fast developing Guwahati Metropolitan area, the Government of Assam has taken up three major water supply projects after receiving adequate funds from Government of India. 

The Guwahati Jal Board will be responsibility for operation and maintenance of these facilities upon their completion. It is also responsible for ensuring the long-term sustainability of the entire water supply system by collecting fees from its customers, based on their actual metered water use and a volumetric tariff structure designed to guarantee water affordability for all, to cover its annual operating expenses and capital replacement costs.

 

The Projects

  • South West GMA: South-Western GMA is supplied from a new 107 MLD water treatment plant located near Sadilapara under a project funded by JNNURM (GOI). The project was initiated in April 2009. 
  • North and South Central GMA:  South Central GMA is supplied from a new 191 MLD water treatment plant located Kharguli under a project funded by the Japanese International Cooperation Agency (JICA). Construction of pipelines and reservoirs began was initiated in early 2010 and work on the treatment plant commenced in 2012.
  • South Eastern and Northern GMA: South Eastern GMA is supplied from a new 98 MLD water treatment plant located Sunsail Hill under a project funded by the Asian Development Bank (ADB).

    Northern GMA is supplied from a new 38 MLD water treatment plant located at Amingoan under a project funded by the Japanese International Cooperation Agency (JICA). Construction of the pipelines and reservoirs began in early 2012 and work on the intake and treatment plant commenced in October 2012.