The Tamil Nadu Water Supply and Drainage Board (TWAD Board), a body corporate constituted under TWAD Board Act, 1970, is responsible for the development of Water Supply and Sewerage facilities in the state of Tamilnadu, except Chennai Metropolitan Development Areas. TWAD Board further expanded their horizon of service to include the maintenance of major CWSS also into their domain. The provision of piped water supply even to rural habitations through CWSS with sustainable distant river sources insulated the rural populace from the vagaries of monsoon paving way for water security.
The higher echelon in the Organogram of TWAD Board is adorned by Thiru.Shiv Das Meena I.A.S., Additional Chief Secretary to Government, Municipal Administration & Water Supply Department as the Chairman and Thiru.V.Dakshinamoorthy I.A.S., as the Managing Director. TWAD Board Activities are further propelled by the prodding encouragement and the captivating guidance of the Board of Directors comprising Senior Level IAS bureaucrats of Government of Tamilnadu including Joint Managing Director, Finance and Engineering Directors of TWAD Board. The administrative pyramid include Chief Engineer to Assistant/Junior Engineers and a team of Hydrogeologists, Drawing, Administrative, Account /Audit and Laboratory professionals and their support staff duly propped up by Secretary cum General Manager. TWAD Board is a recipient of many accolades and awards from National/International Organisations apart from the State and Central Governments for their efficient delivery of services in the Water and Sewerage sector.
The Hydrogeological Unit which profess the Remote Sensing Lab for various R&D activities concerning Ground Water exploration and recharge study for the safe exploration of water resource. TWAD Board is endowed with an ISO 9001 certified State Level Water Testing Laboratory at Chepauk, Chennai recognized as the Referral Laboratory for Tamilnadu by Government of India. The EDP Unit nurture the cyber horizon by spearheading Information Technology enabled applications and services in TWAD Board covering a spectrum of web portals through Online integrated e- governance systems.
The system developed with MIS base is implemented in the area of e-Tender, Project Management, CWSS Maintenance Information, Human Resource Management, Financial Accounting, Office Inspection Monitoring System(OIMS) etc.
TWAD Board websites and RWH Website are hosted for wider dissemination of information to the public.
Broad band facilities in all offices including Water Quality Laboratory.
Video conference facilities provided at 10 locations.
One such portal dedicated herein is “TWAD Board Material Quality Control Information System” that helps in expedient monitoring of the functions of Regional Quality Control Laboratories. TWAD Board hitherto established 4 Quality Control Laboratories comprising one for each Region at Coimbatore (1999), Madurai (2001), Trichy (2014), and Tindivanam (2014) respectively. The Laboratories at Coimbatore and Madurai are already ISO certified. The conformance to standards is the crux of Quality control and the measurement of quality is the price of non-conformance. TWAD Board’s commitment for excellence, spark the quest for continual improvement in their activities and thus constantly seek to encourage reliability with inherent performance upgrades. TWAD Board’s performance architecture attempt to adapt to changes to take advantage of emerging opportunities and newer environment. Accordingly, TWAD Board Quality Control Laboratory functions are also now brought under the ambit of e-governance by Web based monitoring system. The launch of this facility with appropriate software applications becomes all the more important to inculcate the much needed transparent functioning and documentation. This apart, provides impetus to functional efficacy with ease and fairness in its process. This online system readily provide application support for, Lot/sample traceability, comprehensive parametric test reporting and failure analysis support. All strenuous efforts for managing and assuring the quality of the Information monitoring system is put in to provide the requisite information product. The information needs as specified by TWAD Board will be reliably met. The reporting of requisite test results online, aims at leaving every material with a transparent quality tag that will transition TWAD Board towards the laudable vision of “Zero defects” maxim. The feedbacks if any for betterment of the Quality Control Information System, is most welcome to make it an unmatched utility.