Wasa makes special plan for supply of water

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Rawalpindi The Water and Sanitation Agency (Wasa), in order to overcome water scarcity problem during unscheduled electricity loadshedding, has made special arrangements for the convenience of its consumers.

Wasa Managing Director Mohammad Akram Soban told this correspondent that Rawalpindi, like other parts of the country, is worst hit by power outages creating the problem of shortage of water.

He asked the relevant staff to operate tube wells in their respective areas when the power supply is restored. The operators have been directed to remain on duty round the clock in shifts to operate tube wells for supplying water to the consumers.

Special arrangements have been made to supply water to consumers through tankers. Power generators have been installed for water supply lines where tankers are filled. He said that people are suffering only due to excessive loadshedding as there is sufficient water in Rawal and Khanpur dams.

The water supply is being made through 323 tube wells on daily basis. All tube wells are operating smoothly without any fault. The Wasa staff immediately repairs if any tube well develops a fault in any locality of Rawalpindi. Leaking water pipelines are being repaired or replaced with new ones to stop wastage of water. A daily report of water supply to consumers is forwarded to the Punjab government.

Replying to a question, Mohammad Akbar Soban informed that the tube wells in Dhoke Khabba and Millat Colony are in working order, while in Mukha Singh Estate water is supplied through Rawal Dam.

He said that there is enough water in Rawal and Khanpur dams, which is sufficient for another five months even if there are no rains. However, at the same time, he appealed to people not to waste even a single drop of water and get the leaking water pipelines repaired forthwith.

Courtesy: The News

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