ISLAMABAD: Several schemes have been undertaken by the Capital Development Authority (CDA) to ensure the distribution of drinking water to people.
Approximately Rs495 million has been dedicated to various programmes, including the rehabilitation and renovation of water pipes, tube wells, tankers, and pipeline replacement and development.
The CDA agreed to restore “Islamabad the Beautiful” after the resignation of Mayor Sheikh Anser Aziz. In addition, the civic agency also took charge of four Metropolitan Corporation of Islamabad (MCI) directorates in October – environment, drainage, water and engineering, along with the Machinery Pool Organisation, streetlights and market roads.
Civic body earmarks Rs495m for repair of pipelines, upkeep of tubewells, tankers
CDA President Amer Ali Ahmed declared that there will be every possible attempt to fix, upgrade and rebuild water supply lines and tubes.
A World Bank study, “Pakistan @ 100” found that due to high leakage levels, limited supply and inadequate access to electricity, water utility services were intermittent in the region.
It also said that there was greater disparity in Pakistan in terms of access to clean water and sanitation than in many other countries.
On the other hand, according to Uicef, due to inadequate water and sanitation, 53,000 children under five in Pakistan die annually from diarrhoea. Children suffering from frequent diarrhoea episodes are likely to fall behind in school or totally drop out.
In addition, it can also cause stunting, which currently affects almost 44 percent of Pakistan’s children.
The water supply department has been making attempts to provide clean drinking water to residents, according to a statement released by the CDA on Saturday. Rotten and broken water lines and tube wells are being restored in this respect.
In addition, minor defects and faulty engines are being restored and replaced. Tankers from the Department of Water Supply, on the other hand, also represent the city day and night to supply people with water. G-10, G-11, F-11, I-9 and I-10. Tubewells have been restored and refurbished. They are now restoring the water supply reservoirs. In G-6, G-7, G-8, G-9, G-10, G-10/3, G-11, F-6 F-7, F-8, F-10, I-9, I-10, H-9, H-10, Humak City, Rawal Dam, Poona Faqiran and other areas, water supply was restored by repairing tubewells, it said.
12 damaged filtration plants have now been fixed by the water supply agency, with a total of 35 plants currently in service. On the other side, maintenance work is ongoing on the I-9, I-10, G-11, F-11 and F-10 water pipes, he said.