RAWALPINDI - Due to the decrease in water at Khanpur dam, the water supply has decreased to 4 million gallons from 6 million gallons daily, says MD WASA Rawalpindi, Raja Shaukat Mehmood.
Meanwhile, intense shortage of water in Capitol City has forced CDA to refer to private water tankers for provision of water.
As such, CDA would be seeking services of 15 water tankers , while the leave of officials of water management wing’s enquiry offices have also been cancelled, ordering them to remain open 24 hours a day.
According to CDA chairman Engineer Farkhand Iqbal, the required tankers would be available within 5days, and would remain with CDA until the monsoon rains. It was also disclosed that 700 earlier complaints had risen to 1500.
Meanwhile, the Capital Development Authority has decided to launch campaign against illegal water connections in various sectors of the capital. The officials said that the Magistrate CDA has been directed to carry out survey in all sectors of Islamabad to counter the shortage of water and take actions against illegal water connections and motor pumps installed inside the streets and houses.
The Sanitation Directorate would also take part in the campaign by disconnecting illegal water connections and huge fine will also be imposed.