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.
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.