The Chairman of the Capital Development Authority (CDA), Captain (Retired) Muhammad Usman Younis, opened a rainwater tank in Sector H-8/2 on January 11 to help with the growing water shortage in Islamabad.
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Sources say that the federal capital is going to have 100 rainwater wells. Sixty of them are already up and running, and the other forty are being built. The reservoirs are built in places where rainwater pools for 12 to 14 hours and can hold more than 1 million gallons of water.
Also, these wells have flow metres that can measure the water in the ground. The chairman has told the right people to ensure that these wells are taken care of regularly.