RAWALPINDI – The residents throughout Rawalpindi are facing an acute water shortage and the situation is aggravating day-by-day.Sources in Wasa told this news agency that as many as 300 complaints were being received daily regarding the water shortage but that only 30 percent were attended, adding that it was not possible for the agency to entertain all complaints in a day.The areas facing acute water shortages include Nayya Mohallah, Usmanpura Mohanpura, Moti Bazaar, Chittian Hatian, Sarafa Bazaar, Bhabara Bazaar and Urdu Bazaar. Few tube-wells in the areas do not cater the need of water for the people.Muhammad Ishaq, a resident of Nayya Mohallah, said he was not receiving water regularly and had registered a complaint but that nobody in WASA was taking his complaints seriously. “We have not been getting water for three days, and WASA officials say they do not have enough water tankers at the moment,” he added. He said that the shortage of water had made his family’s life miserable. Haider Ali, a resident of Usmanpura, said the illegal water connections installed in the area were the major cause of the water shortage, as they sucked most of the water. He said the people had installed suction motors in their houses to fill their tanks as early as possible. He said that the WASA officials were aware of the problem but had not taken any action to stop people from installing pumps.A Wasa official said that several localities had been badly hit by the scarcity of water, as tube-wells had dried up due to a fall in the underground water level from 200 feet to 220 feet. He said the situation was expected to improve as the weather changed.INP adds: Water shortage persists in some parts of the Chaklala and Rawalpindi Cantonment Board during the holy month of Ramazan while majority of the areas could not be provided water on daily basis. Moreover, water supply could not be provided to nai abadis where supply lines were laid down a year ago and residents are facing problems in bringing water from far off places as water consumption increased many times during summer season.They said that they paid connection fee and six months advance bill but due to slackness of the concerned authorities they failed to ensure provision of water supply.On the other hand, Tench Bhatta, Peoples Colony, Dhok Seydian, Westridge, Peshawar Road No 4 to 5, Mureer Hassan, Janhd Chachi were also reported water thirsty causing inconvenience and problems to the dwellers of the localities.When contacted, Engineer Attique Chaudhry of RCB said that water situation has improved and only one complaint was received on Sunday, adding that consumer were also provide water through tankers in accordance with the need.