WASA to launch project to supply additional 5m gallons water daily

Staff Reporter

Water and Sanitation Agency would launch a project soon to ensure water supply of additional 5 million gallons to the citizens daily, said Director General Rawalpindi Development Authority, Abdul Sattar Isani.

During his visit to Rawal Lake Filtration Plant he said a project would be launched soon to supply additional 5 million gallons water to the residents daily.

Managing Director, WASA Raja Shoukat Mehmood on the occasion informed the DG that Rawal Dam was built in 1962 and a Rawal Lake Filtration Plant was also installed to supply clean drinking water to the residents of Rawalpindi city.

MD briefed the DG that when Rawal Dam was built, its capacity was 10.40 million gallons per day which was later enhanced under two projects completed in 1979 and 2002 adding latest capacity of the water treatment plant was 20.80 million gallons per day.

Two pipelines were laid to supply water from the plant to different city areas but one line got dysfunctional which was laid in 1962.