Bharatpur Water Supply Management Board (BWSMB) is a public statutory entity, which as the asset owner of the Water Supply Systems within the Bharatpur Municipality. Government of Nepal (GON) has formed the Board on Bhadra 31, 2064 as per Water supply Management Board Act 2063 on recommendation of Bharatpur Municipality. It is an autonomous and corporate body with perpetual succession. The Board shall have a separate seal of its own, may acquire, use, sell, dispose of or otherwise manage any movable, immovable property, like an individual and may sue and be also sued by its name, like an individual. BWSMB can adopt different modes of operation of water supply systems. It can run the systems by itself, from user groups or from other service providers.
Originally there were two major water supply systems. First system run by Nepal Water Supply Corporation, Bharatpur, which was handed over by GoN on B.S. 2056, the second system was constructed by Bharatpur Municipality under Urban and Environment Improvement Program (UEIP). GoN has recently (Bhadra 20, 2069) handed overed the assets and liabilities of the Nepal Water Supply Corporation to BWSMS. At present both systems are under the management of BWSMB.