Aug 15, 2010
Aug 11, 2010
Water supply in Khulna relies on groundwater. Groundwater is being depleted in many areas of Bangladesh. In Khulna although arsenic contamination of groundwater is limited, increase of groundwater withdrawals is expected to be difficult from groundwater at the current extent.
Khulna has an enormous excess of surface water in the summer months (July to October) and relative scarcity in the winter months.
A water treatment plant (WTP) of which capacity was 450 m3/d had commissioned in 1921 on the right bank of the Rupsa River where currently KWASA office exists on. The operation of this WTP was pulled out several years ago due to depleting. Consequently current water supply is entirely depends on groundwater.