Capital faces shortfall of 100m gallons of water

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ISLAMABAD: Residents in the capital are getting less than half of their requirement of drinking water these days.

This disclosure was made by Minister for Religious Affairs Syed Khursheed Shah while speaking on a call-attention notice moved by Nawab Abdul Ghani Talpur and others regarding the insufficient provision of potable water to the residents.

Syed Khurshid Ahmad Shah said that according to the details provided by the authorities concerned, 75 million gallons of water were available in the federal capital, while the demand was 175 million gallons for a population of one million people.

He said 180 tube wells were working in the capital, while water was also being supplied from three dams. The minister said he had directed the authorities to conduct a complete survey regarding the demand and supply of water so that a proper mechanism could be evolved to overcome the water shortage.

It is worth mentioning that the situation becomes worse during the summers when people have to make long queues to register their requests for supply of water through tankers.

Courtesy: Daily Times

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