PCRWR Chairman Dr Muhammad Ashraf has said that wetlands are must in every new sector of Islamabad Capital Territory (ICT) to recharge potable water resources and check wastage of water being part of sewerage lines.
“New constructed houses and buildings should have separate blue water lines and sewerage lines storing the domestic use water into small ponds which can easily be recycled,” the Pakistan Council of Research in Water Resources (PCRWR) chairman said talking to media.
The construction of wetlands would increase the cost a little bit, but it was better to get rid of the hassle the people faced while getting water through tankers to fulfil their requirement, he added.
He said according to the by-laws of Capital Development Authority, it was must to have two water pipelines but unfortunately it was not properly implemented.
He said they held meetings with the Mayor Islamabad on the issue and briefed him that water shortage in the capital could be controlled if the rain water was stored appropriately.
He said the constructruction of small check structures for water storage could reduce the velocity of water wasted due to heavy rains.
Replying to a query regarding impurities in the drinking water of ICT, he said the water from the city’s major resources of Simly and Rawal dams did not contain harmful elements except some micro-biological bacteria, which could easily be purified through boiling or filtration.