The water supply scheme of Singhpura Village, Kharar, S.A.S. Nagar was commissioned in 2008 and today 1,00,000 litres of water is produced d...23 February, 2021
Department of Water Supply & Sanitation (DWSS) plays a pivotal role in ensuring sustainable drinking water services in rural Punjab. As per Cabinet Decision, all rural households are to be provided with piped drinking water supply and individual toilets. Increased exploitation of ground water has resulted in deterioration of water quality and 1188 habitations have been found affected with Arsenic and Fluoride. As such, Department has planned to tap surface water in the affected villages of Patiala, Moga, Rajpura, Amritsar and Fatehgarh Sahib. In the recent past, DWSS has adopted service centric approach to benefit rural masses by providing higher service delivery standards which include longer hours of water supply, volumetric tariff and financial sustainability.
Department of Water Supply & Sanitation (DWSS) provides rural water supply and sanitation services in the State of Punjab with the ultimate aim of providing good quality potable water through piped distribution network to all households as well as individual household latrines. Liquid waste management & low cost sewerage in the rural areas of the State are also the thrust areas of the Department. Apart from this, DWSS also looks after Internal Sanitary Installations & Estate Water Supply services in Residential & Non residential Government Buildings.
Punjab Water Supply & Sanitation Department (earlier known as Public Health Department) is primarily entrusted with the responsibility of providing safe drinking water to the Rural Population, execution of Sanitation works apart from the Water Supply, Sewerage, Sanitation, Air Conditioning & Fire Fighting in Govt. Institutions & four Historical towns namely Anandpur Sahib, Fatehgarh Sahib, Faridkot & Muktsar… Read More…
Department of Water Supply and Sanitation was initially known a Public Health Branch of PWD which came into existence in the year 1956. Prior to that it was functioning as a part of Building and Roads Branch. The department was responsible for all types of Public Health Engineering Works viz. Water Supply and Sanitary installation in Government Buildings/ Institutions and Public Health Engineering works in Urban Estate, grain markets etc… Read More…
The Department endeavors to provide safe drinking water and sanitation facilities to rural habitations on sustainable basis.
To ensure permanent drinking water security in rural areas.
To promote conjunctive use of ground water, surface water and rain water harvesting to achieve sustainability.