Assessment of water supply system and its problems of Nabadwip municipality, Nadia, West Bengal, India
Keywords:Water supply system, Core area, Fringe area, Systematic Urban planning.
Water is the lifeblood of human being and an important physical element. The availability of water for drinking, domestic needs and others in an urban environment matters most when it causes stress for the stakeholders. If the source of water is groundwater only, it creates more concern. Water supply system of any area with its hydrologic and hydraulic components provides water to meet the need in a systematic manner. For this reason, the objective of this study is to portray and analyze the present status of water supply system and its problems of Nabadwip Municipality, Nadia. The city is a famous religious and historical place. The study has revealed that shortage of water at the sources; rapid population growth and urbanization are among the major causes that resulted in water supply shortage. The study also indicates that water distribution in the municipal area is not equal; the timing of supply is not adequate. So, the water supply system is not sufficient enough to meet all kinds of demand. Water supply system affects the habitat of man in different parts. A systematic planning is needed to cope up the situation in view of the sustainable development of this religious town.
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