Punjab Water Supply and Sewerage Board is a statutory body set up by the State Government for Development, Regulation and Control of the Drinking water sector and sewerage sector in the urban areas of Punjab. Prior to the formation of PWSSB such services were being performed by the Punjab, PWD, Public Health Deptt.. The jurisdiction of the PWSSB (Board) extends to the whole state (Urban Areas). The Board largely works for putting in place urban water supply system, sewerage schemes and STPs as well as operational management water supply schemes, sewerage scheme and STPs in various towns of punjab. In this area the main function of the Board is to prepare, execute, promote and finance the schemes for supply of water for drinking purposes and sewerage schemes for disposal of domestic sewerage.
DUTIES AND FUNCTIONS OF THE PUNJAB WATER SUPPLY & SEWERAGE BOARD
The pwssb since its 41 years of its existence has executed many prestigious water supply and sewerage projects like World Bank aided Water supply & Sewerage Project, Urban Renewal Project for Water Supply and Sewerage services, HUDCO – aided Water Supply and Sewerage Projects, prevention of Pollution of river Satluj and West Bein, Accelerated Water Supply Project, to name a few.
At present, the Board is executing a number of projects for water supply and sewerage services in the urban areas and the main projects under execution are under JNNURM, Urban Infrastructure Development Scheme for Small and Medium towns, PIDB aided Water Supply & Sewerage Schemes, setting up of Sewage Treatment Plants under River Action Plan, JICA – aided Sewerage Project of Amritsar and AMRUT.
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