Water, Domestic Use, Drinking Water
Water needs of Surat are being managed by SMC. Tapi, the perineal river, is a
source of water supply. Network of piped water supply was started in 1898 in
The city has been investing on water supply system over decades and now has a
water supply system. In 2009, the average water supply was 700 million liters
per day (MLD), which included water demand from domestic, industrial,
In view of the rising population over the next two decades, to meet the water
needs of Surat
city, SMC has envisaged various water supply infrastructure projects.
supply is intermittent, with an average duration of 3 hours per day. About 95
the complaints related to water supply are being redressed. Cost recovery and
efficiency are 92 and 94 percent respectively.
Currently, River Tapi supplies water to the entire city. The quality of the
river water is getting
deteriorated. Causes contributing to pollution of the river water are outside
the limit and
control of SMC. Hence, options for finding alternate sources of water—like
from Kakrapar weir by pipeline—are to be worked out, considering technological
economic feasibility. In such eventuality, both quality and quantity issues
will be a big
challenge for Surat City.
• High dependency on Ukai dam
• No alternative source of water
• River Tapi catchment management
• Coastal environment and salinity issues
• Climate change and varying rainfall
for Phase II
How can we engage people in creating traffic awareness?
Is there a provision for recruitment of additional staff in the traffic
department of SMC
How can we promote use of public transport?
Can we regulate the use of private vehicles?
How can the number of rickshaws be regulated?
Is there a need for better ICT for traffic management?