RAWALPINDI: The Water and Sanitation Agency (Wasa) has approved a new water supply scheme to provide clean drinking water in seven union councils of the Rawalpindi Municipal Corporation (RMC) at a total cost of over Rs40.3 million.
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Sources claim that the money for these projects has already been made available, and that on November 15 bids will be accepted before contracts are given.
The new water supply program will be implemented in parts of UCs 42, 43, 44, 45, 75, 77, and 78 that lack access to water. This project, which will cost more than Rs30.3 million, will be finished in a record-breaking two months.
These seven UCs, which have a combined population of more than 0.3 million, are the most populated. Dhok Khaba, Dhok Elahi Bakhsh, Arya Mohalla, Chamanzar Colony, Tipu Road, Chaklala, Shukrial, Gangal, and Dhok Munshi are some of these communities.
The installation, maintenance, and repair of the hypochlorination system in the tube wells of Wasa’s East Zone-I will cost a total of Rs3.1 million, Rs3.7 million, and Rs3.4 million for East Zone-II.
After these initiatives are finished, Rawalpindi will have a plentiful supply of clean drinking water.
The initiatives will address Rawalpindi’s ongoing water shortage issue. According to them, the groundwater level has plunged, resulting in severe water shortages in several areas of the garrison city. They further said that as temperatures have been rising recently, the water deficit has grown significantly.
Due to escalating temperature rise and climate change, experts have warned that Pakistan is in danger of running out of water, and better water pricing and governance are needed to prevent this.