Source of water for Hyderabad has been
the mighty River Indus and canals taking off from the
river viz. Lined Channel, Pinyari and Phulelli Canals.
Quality-wise this water turbid and contaminated which
cannot be used directly without filtration. Water therefore
is collected in lagoons/setting tanks and then supplied.
Taking Hyderabad city Population as 1.8 million
for 2015, the water demand at 30 gallons per capita per
day (gcd) is estimated as 53.3 million gallons per day
(MGD) in the household sector. In the industrial sector,
the demand may be taken as 10% of H/H demand. Thus the
estimated total demand would be about 59 MGD.
In the past, insufficient supply and unsafe
drinking water were a chronic problem in Hyderabad. People
not only faced the hardship of water shortage but also
suffered from dangerous water-borne diseases caused by
contamination of drinking water due to faulty lines and
raw water supply. District Government has done a milestone
regarding supply of clean water to people of Hyderabad
by 111 major schemes of PKR 3197.5 million.
New lines have been laid, two water filter
plants of 10 (M) gallon per day capacity (Pareabad and
Halanaka) have been constructed which will facilitate
a population of 0.6 (M) people to drink clean water for
the first time. The existing two old filter plants at
Jamshoro road have been refurbished with considerable
Now total population of Hyderabad is supplied
with drinking water fit for human use. Additionally, arrangements
for the need up till the year 2025 are also being made
by constructing the third new filter plant of 20 MGD capacity.
In addition, 06 new lagoons have been constructed / expanded,
89 new water supply lines and 05 bulk water supply lines
have been laid with good number of interconnections.