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  • Wasa hikes water tariff for residential, commercial use

    Dhaka Water Supply and Sewerage Authority (Wasa) has again increased water tariff for residential and commercial use.

  • TIB

    Dhaka Wasa’s tariff hike proposal unacceptable: TIB

    Terming Dhaka Wasa’s proposal of tariff hike “unjust and unacceptable”, Transparency International Bangladesh (TIB) demands to set the tariff through public hearing with experts of the concerned sector.

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    Buriganga River pollution must be stopped: HC

    The High Court today observes that the Dhaka Water Supply and Sewerage Authority (Wasa) is the concerned authority to control and stop 68 underground drains and sewerage lines connected to Buriganga River.

  • WASA

    HC slams Wasa for making untrue statement over sewerage lines

    The High Court comes down heavily on Dhaka Water Supply and Sewerage Authority (Wasa) for not complying with its 2011 directive over sealing all sewerage lines to Buriganga River and for making an untrue statement about sewerage lines connected to the river.

  • Dhaka Wasa

    Poor Service, Waterlogging: JS body blasts Wasa boss for utility’s failure

    Dhaka Water Supply and Sewerage Authority (DWASA) Managing Director Taqsem A Khan yesterday came under fire by a parliamentary body for his failure in providing safe drinking water to citizens, dealing with the waterlogging problem and allegations of widespread corruption against DWASA officials.

  • Bangladesh High Court

    HC seeks expert opinion on Wasa water test reports

    The High Court wants to know expert opinions on two separate test reports on the water supplied by Dhaka Water Supply and Sewerage Authority (Wasa).

  • Bangladesh High Court

    Ensure supply of safe water

    The High Court yesterday observed that Dhaka Water Supply and Sewerage Authority would get appreciations if it could solve all its issues and supply safe drinking water to citizens.

  • Bangladesh High Court

    We want water, pure water: HC

    The High Court directs Dhaka Wasa to supply pure water to residents in the capital and take immediate steps in this regard.

  • Dhaka Wasa

    Harmful bacteria in Wasa water

    The High Court yesterday ordered Dhaka Wasa to explain why its water was contaminated with bacteria.

  • Dhaka Wasa

    HC seeks explanation on Wasa's contaminated water

    The High Court asks Dhaka Water Supply and Sewerage Authority to submit an explanation before the court on contaminated water supplied by Wasa in four, out of 10 zones, in Dhaka.

  • Wasa water has arsenic, chlorine

    Wasa water in the capital’s four out of 10 zones are contaminated with arsenic and chlorine, according to a government report submitted to the attorney general’s office. The Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development collected Wasa water

  • Bangladesh High Court

    HC wants reports on steps taken to stop fish cultivation in Wasa lagoon

    The High Court wants to know the steps taken to implement its 2015 directives for stopping cultivation of fishes in Dhaka Water Supply and Sewerage Authority’s (Wasa) lagoon in Dhaka’s Kadamtoli, as its water and fishes are poisonous and harmful.

  • Water Crisis in Bangladesh

    WASA Supply in Capital: 16pc water not clean

    A month after boasting about its water quality, Dhaka Wasa yesterday revealed that its water is polluted in 57 city areas because of broken-down supply lines. The official water supplier in the city made the admission in a report submitted before the High Court.

  • Dhaka Wasa water supply

    JS body recommends to split Dhaka Wasa into two

    Amid widespread outcry over safe water, the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Estimate recommends to split the Dhaka Wasa into two parts to ensure supply of safe and drinkable water for the city dwellers.

  • Water Pollution in Dhaka Wasa

    Dhaka Wasa says water supplied to 57 areas polluted

    Dhaka Water Supply and Sewerage Authority (Wasa) has submitted a report to the High Court saying that water supplied by Wasa to 57 areas of its 10 zones are polluted.

  • HC annoyed at failure to test Wasa water

    The High Court yesterday expressed dissatisfaction at the Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development (LGRD) for not complying with its order to examine the quality of water supplied by the Dhaka Water Supply and Sewerage Authority (Wasa) through a committee.

  • Tell us where Wasa water highly unsafe

    The High Court yesterday asked a writ petitioner to inform the court by May 13 about the areas where water supplied by the Dhaka Water Supply and Sewerage Authority is highly contaminated and unsafe. Supreme Court lawyer and writ petitioner Tanvir Ahmed

  • Poor quality water draws resentment

    Water Supply and Sewerage Authority must shoulder the responsibility for supplying polluted water to city dwellers, a platform of people living in the capital’s Jurain, Shyampur and Kadamtali areas said yesterday at a mass hearing.

  • Unclean Water: N’ganj Wasa officials get an earful from locals

    Dhaka Wasa’s Narayanganj Mods Zone Executive Engineer Mir Abul Hashem claimed that Wasa supplies safe drinking water, but activists from “Amra Narayanganjbashi” and “Wasa Hotao Sangram Committee” disagree, saying that “the engineer himself drinks bottled water, as is evident from the bottles kept beside his desk.”

  • Dhaka Water Supply

    ‘Supply water looks like sewage’

    Jakir Hossain, a resident of Shahjalalbagh of South Dania, has been worried about his four-and-half-year-old daughter who contracted typhoid several months back.

  • Wasa officials misbehaved with my family

    Jurain resident Mizanur Rahman, who came under the spotlight following a unique protest against murky Wasa water on Tuesday, alleged that Wasa officials misbehaved with his family members when they went to his residence to collect water samples yesterday.

  • Wasa Supply Water Sherbet

    ‘Wasa water gets polluted in pipeline’

    Authorities at state-run water supply company Wasa say that its supply water gets polluted in the pipelines before reaching the consumer level.

  • Dhaka Wasa water price

    Sayedabad Water Treatment Plant: Phase-III delayed over pipeline

    It will take Dhaka Wasa a few more years to complete the third phase of the surface water treatment plant in Sayedabad because of the delay in construction of a pipeline.

  • Wasa water clean!

    Dhaka Wasa managing director yesterday boasted that Wasa water “is 100 percent pure” while also admitting that sometimes he himself boils the water at his home.

  • Transparency International Bangladesh TIB Report

    TIB survey on Dhaka Wasa: Rampant graft, poor service

    Nearly 45 percent service seekers in the capital don’t get the desired amount of water from Dhaka Wasa, Transparency International Bangladesh said yesterday citing its survey.

  • Jatiya Sangsad

    JS body urges Wasa to set up water hydrants in Dhaka

    A parliamentary body asks the Dhaka Water Supply and Sewerage Authority (Wasa) to set up necessary number of water hydrants in the capital city to fight fire accident.