Efforts underway to meet potable water needs

Staff Reporter

Capital Development Authority (CDA) is working on a sustainable source by bringing water from Indus River at Tarbella in different phases to meet supply demand of potable water in Islamabad.
The first Phase of the project is likely to be completed in four years and shall bring 200 MGD from Indus River.
Interior Division sources on Monday said there was a shortage of potable water in Islamabad Capital Territory and reasons were ever increasing population, development of new sectors, less rainfall, depletion of water reservoirs and non-development of new resources.
The sources said in order to prolong usage of available water, drawl of water had been reduced.
The defective tube wells, leaking lines, connections, tankers etc. are being repaired on war footing to tackle the situation.
Highlighting the steps being taken to provide potable water at public places including parks in Federal Capital, the sources said funds had been allocated for the said purpose in budget 2017-18.
The other step was that thirty-seven (37) Filtration Plants have been installed in all sectors at various locations.
The portable water is also available in all parks except small parks. However, no water connection is available at Bus Stops in Islamabad. The sources said Rs. 20.83 million were allocated for operation and maintenance of Filtration Plants in 2016-17.

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