Surface Water Supply Project for Uluberia Phase-I, Howrah

The Uluberia municipality is one of the growing regions located on West Bank of River Hooghly and situated at a distance of 34KM from Howrah Railway Station. After independence, in 1982 August the Municipality had been formed with 16 commissioners. The town is delineated by the rural Mouzas under Gram Panchayet on the north, west, south and on the east and southeast by the river Hooghly and located on Latitude and Longitude of the municipality 22048’ N and 88023’ E respectively.

The municipality covers an area of 33.72 sq.km as per 2001 census. It comprises of 28 wards, 18 mouzas and 323203 holdings. (Delineation was done in the year 1998). The entire Municipal area is presently served through 15 numbers of deep tube wells and pump houses. The quantum of ground water supply is around 6 MLD, which is extremely inadequate in terms of specified per capita supply water norms. In the municipal area there is no treatment plant and the total water of 6 Mld is being supplied from 3 nos. overhead reservoir through the existing pipeline. The Northeast and Southwest part of Uluberia is not covered with any pipeline. However, the municipality is mostly ground water quantity and quality has deteriorated due to high content of iron and hardness. The availability of water is also very low and is grossly insufficient to cater to the growing urban population

The Issue
  • To meet the inadequacy in potable water access to the residents
  • Threat of arsenic contamination in the lower depth of aquifer.
  • Intermittent supply causing contamination problem
  • Health improvement of the residents and time savings
  • Minimization of wastage of water
  • High content of Iron and dissolved solids beyond permissible limit.
  • To facilitate economic, industrial and commercial growth of the region as well as KMA.
  • Employment Generation and Poverty alleviation
Population Benefitted
3.79 lakhs (Year 2025) 4.66 lakhs (Year 2040) 4.66 lakhs (Year 2040)
Components of the proposed Scheme
  1. Raw Water Intake Jetty and Pump House with one no. 900mm dia & 100M lonf SWMS Suction main.
  2. 750 mm dia SWMS Raw water Rising Main ; 50 M
  3. 10.00 MGD Water Treatment Plant
  4. 1.2 MG Clear Water Reservoir & PUMP HOUSE.
  5. 500mm dia. D.I. 7.5 KM Long Dedicated Main.
  6. 0.8 MG Clear Water Reservoir with Booster Pumping Station at Chengail.
  7. Laying of Primary Grid of around 24KM (from 300mm dia to 800mm dia).
Target Envisaged
  • 24X7 Water supply
  • Adequate and potable water access to resident
  • Per capita supply 98 lpcd
  • Stoppage of Ground Water exploration
  • 45% population coverage
  • Raw Water Source : River Hooghly