WASA plans ‘fix a leak week’ to control wastage of water


Our Correspondent


Water and Sanitation Agency (WASA) has decided to observe ‘fix a leak week’ from Oct-5 (Monday) to control wastage of water, under the directions of housing department Punjab. The department has started steps regarding the week and water supply section was directed to take initiatives immediately to stop the water leakages.
Managing Director WASA Nasir Iqbal directed officials concerned to remove the possible leakages at tube wells and water supply lines. He asked staff concerned to re-check the water leakages at water filtration plants also. Nasir Iqbal said that water is God’s blessing and added that each drop of water is precious.
He urged the citizens to play their active role to control water from wastage. MD WASA informed that only 2.5 percent of the total water present on earth is clean. He said that one leak null could waste 100 gallon water daily. He said that to start stop leakages from home and registered water supply leakages complaints at 1334 number.
Meanwhile, it is reported that Indus River System Authority (IRSA) on Sunday released 168,000 cusecs water from various rim stations with inflow of 90,100 cusecs. According to the data released by IRSA, water level in the Indus River at Tarbela Dam was 1541.29 feet, which was 155.29 feet higher than its dead level 1386 feet. Water inflow in the dam was recorded as 50,000 cusecs and outflow as 100,000 cusecs.