Residents urged to use water judiciously to avoid shortage


Rawalpindi Cantonment Board (RCB) and Water & Sanitation Agency (WASA) Rawalpindi have urged the residents to use water judiciously in their daily routine to avoid shortage as water supply to cantt and city areas from Khanpur dam was decreased due to annual Khanpur Dam canal de-silting project.
Talking to APP, RCB spokesman Qaiser Mehmood informed that earlier the RCB was receiving nearly six million gallons daily from the dam. The Khanpur dam canal de-silting project started on Feb 1, would be completed till February 12 while the water supply to the residents would normalize up to February 15. The supply of water from Khanpur Dam to Rawalpindi city and the cantonment areas was reduced due the project, leading to a shortage of water in many localities.
He said, the decrease in water supply could create problems for the board, which was already getting less than the sanctioned quota of water from Khanpur Dam.
He said the board was trying to meet water demand through tube wells. The board supplies water from the Khanpur Dam to Chor, Masrial Road, Peoples Colony, Tench Bhatta, Kiani Road, Dhoke Chaudharian, Afshan Colony and other areas where the residents had made complaints about the short supply of water.
RCB had to supply water through water tanks, he said adding water from tube wells were being supplied to colonies by running them over time.
To a question, he said that RCB had been effectively pursuing its plan to avert water shortage and ensure steady water supply to the resident.—APP

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