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 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