RWASA supplies water to 4 lakh city dwellers

21 April, 2019 12:00 AM printer

RAJSHAHI: Rajshahi Water Supply and Swerage Authority (RWASA) has brought more than 4.04 lakh city dwellers under its water supply coverage.

“So far, we have brought 73.28 percent of Rajshahi city’s total around 5.52 lakh population under the water supply coverage,” said Parvej Mamud, Superintending Engineer of RWASA, while talking to BSS on Saturday.

He added that the authority has been working relentlessly to attain hundred percent coverage within near future.

Currently, 7.78-crore liters water are being extracted through 96 production pumps in all 30 wards under Rajshahi City Corporation daily against total demand of 11.33-crore liters. There are 712.50-kilometer pipelines to distribute the extracted water.

“We have no record of detecting any major pathogens in frequent quality test of the supplied water here,” said Shafiqul Islam, Senior Chemist of Regional Laboratory in Department of Public Health Engineering.

Implementation work on a project titled “Re-renovation of Water Supply System in Rajshahi City” is progressing fast at present with an estimated cost of around Taka 67.50 crore to attain the target of hundred percent water supply.

“We have also completed the feasibility study on Surface Water Treatment Plant in Rajshahi WASA at a cost of around Taka 1.89 crore,” added Engineer Parvej Mamud.