WASA BHABAN, Kawran Bazar, Dhaka


Managing Director
Engr Taqsem A Khan

History of Dhaka WASA

Dhaka WASA (Water Supply & Sewerage Authority) was established in the year 1963 as an independent organization, under the East Pakistan ordinance XIX. In 1989, the drainage system of Dhaka city also handed over to DWASA from DPHE. Again in the year 1990, Water, Drainage & Sanitation service of Narayangonj city handed over to DWASA.

Based on the tremendous geographical expansion and population growth over the last two decades, DWASA's activities has been reorganized by Dhaka WASA Act, 1996 and according to this act, DWASA it is operating as a service oriented commercial organization. Now, the jurisdiction of Dhaka WASA is more than 360 Sq. km and the population is about 125 million.


To be the best water utility in the public sector of Asia-with commitment towards people and environment


  • To constantly seek ways to better serve our customers
  • To implement the projects effectively and speedily for increasing water production to meet the demand of the city dwellers
  • To reduce the dependency from ground water to surface water
  • To practice a corporate culture in its management and operation
  • To ensure a high level of transparency and accountability in all it’s services and activities
  • To improve efficiency in all DWASA activities and reduce the operation cost
  • Achievement Through Turn-Around Program

    Sl Subject Area Year 2008 Benchmark Year 2013
    01. NRW % 40.38 25.00 26.66
    02. Bills Sent Out % 93.00 99.50 99.00
    03. Revenue Collection % 64.50 95.00 95.00
    04. Debt Age / Receivable (month) 14.58 3.00 5.46
    05. Manpower/1000
    16.20 12.00 9.16
    06. Operating Ratio 0.90 0.65 0.66
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  • Viva Exam of 18 September,2014 for the post of Sub Asst. Engineer (Civil/Electrical/Mechanical), DWASA, has been postponed due to unavoidable circumstances

  • Viva Exam of 18 September,2014 for the post of Sub Asst. Engineer (Civil/Electrical/Mechanical), DWASA, has been postponed due to unavoidable circumstances....

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  • নিউইয়র্কে বাংলাদেশের পানি ও নিষ্কাশন ব্যবস্থা নিয়ে আলোচনা

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  • ঢাকা ওয়াসা বিশেষ বিজ্ঞপ্তি
  • ঢাকা ওয়াসার সম্মানিত গ্রাহকগনের দৃশ্টি আকর্ষণপূর্বক জানানো যাচ্ছে যে, চলতি বছরের মুদ্রাস্ফীতির সাথে সামন্জ্ঞস্য বিধানের........

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  • ঢাকা ওয়াসা ই-বিল সংক্রান্ত বিজ্ঞপ্তি
  • ঢাকা ওয়াসা ই-বিল সংক্রান্ত বিজ্ঞপ্তি....

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  • ঢাকা ওয়াসা ই-বিল সংক্রান্ত বিজ্ঞপ্তি
  • ঢাকা ওয়াসার সম্মানিত গ্রাহকদের অবগতির জন্য জানানো যাচ্ছে যে, ঢাকা ওয়াসাতে অনলাইন বিলিং (ই-বিলিং) কার্যক্রম চালু হয়েছে।.......

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  • Project Agreement between ADB – Dhaka WASA
    Dhaka WASA is developing environmentally sustainable water supply system
  • A loan agreement between the Government of Bangladesh and the Asian Development Bank (ADB) has been signed to develop an environmentally sustainable water supply system.......

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  • Reception to mark the Golden Jubilee of Dhaka WASA held
  • A Reception program to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Dhaka WASA was held on 31 March 2014 at a city hotel. Hon’ble Minister for Shipping Mr. Md. Shajahan Khan MP, Ambassadors of different Missions,Representatives of Development Partners, Secretaries of the different Ministries, Intellectuals, Members of Dhaka WASA Board, Representat....

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  • Dhaka WASA is developing environmentally sustainable water supply system -- Roadshow and Discussion Meeting held
  • To develop a environmentally sustainable water supply system Dhaka Water Supply and Sewerage Authority (WASA) has taken a project to produce 50 crore litre water per day from the river Meghna from its ‘Bishnandi’ point of Araihajar Upazilla of Narayangang.....

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  • Dhaka WASA project to produce 45crore litre water from Meghna Workshop on ‘Saidabad WTP Phase-3 Draft Final Feasibility Study Report held
  • Workshop on ‘Saidabad WTP Phase-3 Draft Final Feasibility Study Report held.......

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  • Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for Water Supply & Sewerage Service to Slum People Between Dhaka WASA and WSUP Bangladesh signed
  • To Provide legal water connection and sewerage service to the Low Income Community (LIC) of the Dhaka slums, Dhaka WASA and WSUP (Water and Sanitation for the Urban Poor) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on… at Dhaka WASA office. ....

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  • An interview of Dhaka WASA MD published by "The Daily Star" on World Water Day 2014
  • On the occasion of World Water Day 2014 Helemul Alam of The Daily Star talked to Taqsem A Khan, managing director of Wasa about various issues pertaining to water policy, its quality, availability etc.......

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