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Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur

Urban utilities Planning : Water Supply, Sanitation and Drainage

Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur and NPTEL via Swayam


This course covers the fundamentals of urban utilities planning including water supply, sanitation and drainage infrastructure provision for urban areas. Additionally students are introduced to the different aspects of water sensitive urban planning. The course will enable students to understand the basic principles of ground water hydrology, water and sanitation infrastructure, water and waste water treatment technologies, sources of water and planning and management of these urban utilities. Students can further enhance their understanding through exploring the software for water supply and sewerage infrastructure design introduced during the course.INTENDED AUDIENCE :Bachelor in Architecture, Bachelor in Planning, Bachelor in Technology(Civil), Master in (City/Urban Planning, Urban Engineering, Physical Planning, Technology)PRE REQUISITE : NoneSUPPORTED INDUSTRIES :All Architecture, Urban Planning, Infrastructure and Consultancy Services firms providing solutions for urban areas


Week 1:Urban utilities planning: Introduction Week 2:Urban Water Supply Week 3:Collection of water Week 4:Pumping and storage Week 5:Water supply Distribution system and Plans Week 6:Water Quality, testing, treatment and cost Week 7:Sanitation and Drainage Fundamentals
Week 8:Water carriage system Week 9:Sewer design Week 10:Sewer appurtenances and master plans Week 11:Sewage treatment Week 12:Drainage and recharge

Taught by

Prof. Debapratim Pandit

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