PHED is mandated to provide potable water and sanitation facilities to the rural population and planning and construction of mega water supply and, sewerage and drainage 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%)

Vision & Mission

The vision of Public Health Engineering Department is to ensuring safe drinking water and proper sanitation for the people of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and conserving natural water resources.

The mission of Public Health Engineering Department is to ensure equitable access to safe, sustainable and affordable water and sanitation services to the people of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa by implementing efficient, sustainable and climate resilient water supply & sanitation systems while actively promoting the conservation and sustainable management of natural water resources.

Pakhtoon Yar Khan Minister, Public Health Engineering Department

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.
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Khayyam Hasan Khan Secretary PHED, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

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.
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