March 21, 2015
Water for all: KMC sets up new projects for safe drinking water
Water is one of the most essential commodities in life. Unlike many other cities in India, the water supply system is Kolkata is one of the finer ones. KMC not only upgraded the system from time to time but is also steadily venturing into new projects.
KMC’s Water Supply Department has already completed the landmark project of laying a pipeline with a diameter of 64 inches, for dedicated transmission to Tallah from Palta. Construction of the 30 MGD capacity water treatment plant at Dhapa is now complete. Construction of a few more booster pump stations are in the pipeline.
Here are some of the initiatives taken by the Corporation to serve the citizens of Kolkata in a fruitful manner;
Water Treatment Plants
• Indira Gandhi Water Treatment Plant (Barrackpore)
• Watgunge Water Treatment Plant
• Jorabagan Water Treatment Plant
• Dhapa Water Treatment Plant
• Construction of additional 15 MGD capacity of water treatment plant at Garden Reach Water works
Pumping Station with Reservoirs
New Pumping Stations with reservoirs set up at Tallah, Subodh Mullick Square, Auckland Square, Behala, Md. Ali Park, Garfa, Park Circus, Ranikuthi, Kalighat, Bansdroni, Kasba, Bagmari, New Park, Daspara, Siriti.
Under Construction :
Gandhi Maidan, Telepera, Mukundapur, Anandapur, Baishnabghata Patuli.
How to get a water supply connection:
● Contact assistant engineer of the Local Office of Water Supply Department.
● List of plumbers are available with the department
● Select a plumber and take an estimate from the plumber. The user should apply in the prescribed format and place it before the assistant engineer for sanction
● After receiving of sanction, deposit the amount and get connection
One premises is entitled to get one Water Supply Connection however option for bulk meter is available for which one may contact an executive engineer (Water Supply) of the respective Zone for water supply through bulk meter.
For details including deposit money, water charges, connection fees, connection related complaints kindly visit KMC.