About Changa Pani


The interaction between the water and human health are indeed complex. Human health may be affected by the ingestion of contaminated water either direct or by use if contaminated water for purposes of personal hygiene. In total it is estimated that more then 3 billion people per year die from water borne or hygiene related diseases due to unsafe drinking water, unclean domestic environment and improper excreta disposal (Helmer 1999). Government of Punjab has taken an integrated approach for the provision of water supply and sanitation through community participation on the basis of Internal and External Component Sharing Model. However, this initiative is different in a sense that Urban Unit, WASA, NGOs (Anjuman Samaji Bahbood) and Union Council 60 are joining hands for planning, designing, implementation of this project.

Projects in Orangi and in 248 locations in Pakistan have demonstrated that communities can finance, manage and built internal development as long they are encourage, organized and are provided with technical support and managerial guidance ( Hasan 2006). According to the internal external model Government can support the process by building external development, provided they accept the internal – external model concept.

The partners for IWSS project will work together for the designing and implementing of an integrated water supply and sanitation project with active community component in UC-60 Lahore. The purpose of this initiative is to have a cumulative impact on low-income communities and developing a replicable model in the light of National Water and Sanitation Policy in Punjab.

The MOU will be effective from day first for one year from the signing date. Subsequent to this it will be reviewed and extended as mutually agreed between the partners after completion of the project. All the partners recognize the value of working collaboratively and would welcome any extension of this MOU to include additional partners in the future, if required.

Project Concept

The community involvement paradigm was officially adopted by the international community during 1977 World Water Conference in Mar del Plata, Argentina. The conference adopted a slogan which was “Water and Sanitation for All”. The project is based on the integrated approach of water and sanitation for UC 60 community.
This project presents an ideal opportunity for demonstrating mechanisms for improving urban services within the current institutional limitations in the light of National Sanitation Policy.

Overall Aim of the project

IT Department of Anjuman Samaji Behbood © 2007. All rights reserved. 40-A, Main Bazar Dhuddiwala                            Faisalabad 38060 Pakistan , Tel : 009241-8713431 Mobile: 00923457857489

About the Project
Internal Development for Sanitation
consists of sanitary latrines inside house, underground sewers in lanes and neighborhood sewers.

Internal Development for Water Supply consists of water supply fitting and fixtures in the house, water supply service lines and pluming work

External Development for Sanitation
consist of trunk sewers, pumping station and treatment plant

External development for water supply consists of tube wells, service reservoir , transmission lines, distribution lines and water meters ( Bulk and individual)


Urban Unit , WASA Lahore, ASB and UC 60

A service reservoir
a storage reservoir is a reservoir constructed as close to the consumption centre as possible to take care of the daily fluctuation in demand

Transmission Lines

are pipes that transmit raw water from source to treatment plant and treated water from treatment plants and pumping station to service provider and distribution network. The diameter is > 400mm

Distribution Mains
are pipes that carry water from transmission mains and service reservoir, and distribute it to the community. They are along streets, have several side connections They are 100 or 150 mm, and larger

Service Lines

are small diameter pipes (<100 mm) and carry water from distribution mains to the customer premises
The WASA Lahore is the government agency under Lahore Development Authority which is responsible for the provision of water and sanitation facilities to the citizens of Lahore
Anjuman Samaji Behbood (ASB) Faisalabad is a Civil Society Organization (CSO) with considerable experience of working in low income communities for providing low cost sanitation and water supply services
Urban Unit, Planning and Development Department is working for the strategic development of large cities of Punjab through institutional and policy reforms to convert them into sustainable cities as engines of economic growth as per Vision 2020 of Government of Punjab
Union Council 60 Lahore as a elected community representatives in their area through their Union Council Nazim and respective councilors