Water Works at Chandnighat, Dhaka

Water Works at Chandnighat, Dhaka

Water Works at Chandnighat were established with the financial support of Nawab Khawaja Abdul Ghani in 1874. It was the first plant to supply the city with potable water. In 1878, the city began receiving the first processed, filtrated water from Buriganga River. After some improvements, the plant now provides 1.8% of the city's potable water. Because a good deal of toxic liquid waste is thrown into the river, its water is very difficult to process to make it good enough for human consumption. That is why 82% of potable water of Dhaka is drawn from underground sources.

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Sight Name: Water Works at Chandnighat
Sight Location: Dhaka, Bangladesh (See walking tours in Dhaka)
Sight Type: Attraction/Landmark
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