PHED is mandated to provide potable water and sanitation facilities to the rural population and planning and construction of mega water supply and, severage and dranage scheme in urban areas. Established in 1974, upgraded to administrative department in 1992, merged with C&W department in 2001, re-established in November 2009 as an independent administrative department. The department has 02 CEs, 13 SE/DD, 35 Xens/DE, 73 SDOS/ ADEs, 156 S/Es, 1426 support staff and 9292 operational staff.
Schemes Completed: 5851
Population covered: 18.6/25.9 million (72%)
Provision of Safe drinking water and sanitation facilities to the people of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa in an efficient manner at an affordable cost without any discrimination to promote health, hygiene and cleaner environment".
"Every Citizen of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa has access to potable drinking water and Sanitation Facilities for ensuring high standard of Public Health
The Government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa is cognizant of importance of safe drinking water and appropriate disposal of waste for the health and wellbeing of the people of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. As such various steps have been taken in the right direction in accordance with the present government vision and manifesto.
Public Health Engineering Department (PHED), Government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa has been mandated with provision of drinking water & sanitation services to the rural population of the Province. It was originally established as an attached department in 1974 and was upgraded to administrative department in 1992.