Capital still facing acute water shortage

 ISLAMABAD – Several sectors of the federal capital are facing acute water shortage while the administration has become a silent spectator.

The worst hit sectors of water shortage are G-9, G-10, I-10-1 and other related sectors due to which the residents of these sectors are facing much problems even when winters are fast approaching in this regard.

The residents have to stand in long queues from midnight till morning for registering their complaints with the CDA.

The residents have appealed to the concerned authority to take immediate action, so that the masses are provided some relief.

Meanwhile despite severe shortage of water, the CDA has failed to repair leaking pipelines in various sectors, which is causing a loss of millions of gallons of precious water daily.

Meanwhile, non-supply of clean drinking water has added to the miseries of residents of Ahmad Town.

Population of this area runs into thousands but no arrangement has been made for supply of potable water to us by the concerned authorities, said a group of residents.

Only one tube well is installed in this area and its functioning is highly poor therefore, it is not catering to our needs, said Gulzar Ahmad, a resident.

Survey was conducted for installation of two new tube wells but it remained fruitless, as the water level is too deep, said Noor Muhammad, a resident.

We demand that water from Simly Dam be supplied to us to protect our children and us against water-borne fatal diseases, said a group of residents.

Source: http://www.nation.com.pk/pakistan-news-newspaper-daily-english-online/islamabad/28-Sep-2012/capital-still-facing-acute-water-shortage