The water is an essential commodity for all the living creatures. The intended purpose of PHE Department Jammu, is to ensure drinking water facility to all the habitations, Rural as well as Urban. The salient objectives and functions of PHE Department, Jammu are as under :-
» To investigate, plan and implement water supply schemes to extend drinking water facility to Rural and Urban population including schools and other institutions.
» Besides the quantity of water as per the National norms, the quality of the water is also closely monitored by way of establishing drinking water quality testing labs at the division as well as sub-division level.
Public Health Engineering Department is to improve health of people by providing potable and adequate drinking water supply and improving environmental hygiene by proper sanitation. To achieve this objective, the department undertakes planning, execution, operation and maintenance of works related to water supply and sanitation in both rural and urban areas.