Who we are?

Guwahati Jal Board

Guwahati Jal Board was established as a single organization responsible for Water Supply & Sewerage services to the residents of the Guwahati Metropolitan Area (GMA). Upon completion, the water supply & sewerage facilities for entire GMA will be taken over by the Guwahati Metropolitan Drinking Water & Sewerage Board, which will also be responsible for operating and maintaining them on a sustainable basis.

Main Functions

▪ The Board will plan, design, construct, maintain, operate & manage the water supply system and the sewerage and sewage treatment works in GMA.
▪ The Board will plan, regulate and manage the exploitation of ground water.
▪ The Board will promote measures for conservation, recycling and reuse of water.


▪ Provide hygienic and safe drinking water for the residents of Guwahati Metropolitan Area.
▪ Proper Treatment of waste water and sewage to promote a hygienic environment for the public.
▪ Promotion of water supply and sewerage connections.
▪ Promotion of meter-based payment compliance.
▪ Improvement of customer relationship.

Regulatory Authority

The Guwahati Metropolitan Drinking Water & Sewerage Board Act, 2009 provides for the constitution of a Guwahati Water Regulatory Authority (GWRA) to oversee the activities of Guwahati Metropolitan Drinking Water & Sewerage Board, and with specific responsibilities for consumer protection and regulation of tariffs charged for water supply and sewerage services within Guwahati Metropolitan Area.

What we do

Guwahati Water Supply Project

The Master Plan for Guwahati Metropolitan Area 2025 sets the target of connecting "100% houses with piped filtered water by the year 2025". For achieving the target, Government of Assam has taken up three water supply projects, viz., a JNNURM funded project for the South West region, a JICA funded project for the North and South Central regions and ADB funded project for the South East region of Guwahati Metropolitan Area (GMA). The three ongoing projects are designed for providing safe and reliable supply of water. Government of Assam is implementing these three projects through the independent Project Management / Implementation Units. The works are in various stages of progress.

Guwahati Metropolitan Drinking Water & Sewerage Board will be responsible for operation and maintenance of these facilities upon their completion. It is also responsible for ensuring long-term sustainability of the entire water supply system by collecting fees from its customers, based on their actual metered water use and a volumetric tariff structure designed to guarantee water affordability for all, to cover its annual operating expenses and capital replacement costs.

Our History

▪ Guwahati Metropolitan Drinking Water & Sewerage Board was established on 23rd December 2011 with a view to promote uninterrupted, hygienic, piped drinking water and encourage a hygienic environment in the Guwahati Metropolitan Area (GMA) in accordance with the Guwahati Metropolitan Drinking Water and Sewerage Board Act, 2009, published on 28th February 2009..

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