WASA urges citizens to use water judiciously

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The Water and Sanitation Agency Rawalpindi on Tuesday urged the citizens to use water judiciously as the agency was facing water shortage due to increase in demand and power load-shedding.

According to Managing Director (MD) WASA, Raja Shoukat Mehmood, the officers concerned had been directed to make all possible arrangements to ensure water supply in affected areas through tube wells. But, the operation of the tube wells was also affected due to power load-shedding, he added.

He said, there were problems in water supply due to continuous power outage particularly from 10 am to 2 pm. The MD informed that water supply from Rawal Lake Filtration Plant had become impossible. Similarly, water supply from Khanpur Dam was also affected.

It was necessary to run motors for water supply along with water treatment, he said adding, the load-shedding was affecting the operation of the pumping stations.

Water could not be stored in storage tanks and the citizens should be careful in using water. The citizens should also cooperate with WASA, he added.

Nearly 50 percent water was being supplied to the city and cantonment areas from Rawal Dam, he informed.

The officers were instructed to ensure water supply particularly to the most affected areas through water boozers and utilize all available resources to address complaints of the citizens.

The MD appealed the citizens to conserve water and avoid injudicious use of water. While water utility services were making efforts to provide clean drinking water, it was also duty of the consumers to use water carefully, he added.

 

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