About Us

Jacobabad is the capital city of Jacobabad District, Sindh, Pakistan. The city is subdivided into 8 Union Councils and has a total area of 10.25 square-kilometers with an estimated population of 382,513 (Census 2017). The city is situated in the drought prone geographic zone. The groundwater of Jacobabad city is brackish, highly contaminated and unfit for human consumption. The water supply, sanitation and solid waste management systems in Jacobabad were in very poor condition until the early 2000, like many other under-developed and neglected cities of the country. The main reasons of this poor conditions have been rapid growth in population, non-availability of required resources for efficient operation of utility services, and lack of professional management. The overall water supply, sanitation and solid waste management system in Jacobabad city was in despair due to gaps and shortcomings in the required infrastructure, inequitable services, lack of supporting systems and operational deficiencies. In 2010, Super flood hit many districts of Sindh. As an aftermath of 2010 floods, Infrastructure was substantially destroyed. Water and sewage services collapsed.

Municipal Services Delivery Program (MSDP) with the USG assistance in Jacobabad is striving to improve and upgrade the water supply, sanitation and solid waste management systems. MSDP is supporting the Municipal Committee Jacobabad to improve delivery of local water, sanitation, solid waste and hygiene services in Jacobabad, leading to measurable improvement in services, governance and health outcomes.

The Program comprises of the following components: I. Infrastructure component, focusing on treated water delivery as per WHO standards, sanitation and solid waste management.

A. Improvement of Water Supply System:

This component has been completed to operate fully and has been handed over to Municipal Committee, Jacobabad on 14th April, 2021.

B. Improvement of Wastewater Drainage and Disposal System:

This component includes rehabilitation, up-gradation and enhancement of wastewater infrastructure in Jacobabad City in a safe, reliable, and environmentally responsible manner. It involves rehabilitation of tertiary drainage system, provision of drain cleaning equipment, improvement of the existing pumping station and rehabilitation of one out of 4 Waste Water Treatment Plant (Oxidation Pond) at Shamb e Shah (Zone ‘C’).

C. Solid Waste Management:

This component includes provision of solid waste collection machinery, vehicles and equipment for efficient collection of the solid waste from doorstep/ streets of the city and then its transportation to the landfill site.

II. Soft component, focusing on community engagement / hygiene promotion and capacity building.

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