Islamabad: The Capital Development Authority (CDA) in a comprehensive drive has successfully completed the installation of 80 water filtration plants in the different areas of the capital city. The water supply wing of the civic agency has made the plants operational to ensure the supply of clean drinking water to the residents of Islamabad. The Deputy Director General (Water) Sardar Khan told that the filtration plants were set up in sectors of the G series and I series while the work on the installation of twenty filtration plants is underway in G-6, G-9, F-6, G-8, F-7, and F-8 will be completed in the next two months. He said that the water supply wing is identifying more places for the installation of filtration plants to facilitate the residents of the capital city.
The DD CDA further added the installation of two more filtration plants in I-14 and Farash Town to facilitate the masses. In the same way, a filtration plant in Korang Town has been made functional which produces around 2 million gallons of the water system in the area on a daily basis. The civic agency through some of the measures in the past has sufficiently increased the supply of water in the federal capital. The Deputy Director told that over the past few months the number of complaints regarding the shortage of water has been reduced to a great extent. Earlier there were around 350 complaints on a daily basis and now the number of complaints of water shortage has reduced to around 150 on daily basis. He said, "With better water management during winter, we have saved sufficient water in the reservoir by rationing. Now we have enough water sources in the dam till the next monsoon. Also saved about 10 MG per day water by removing leakages and replacement of profusely leaking lines in a year,"
It is important to mention here that over the past couple of years the incumbent administration of CDA has been working hard to minimize the worries and woes of the people regarding water shortage in the capital. The CDA has set up a helpline for the prevention of water wastage in the city. The citizens can report the leakage issues on Whatsapp number 03357775444. The DD added that an online Khuli Kachehri on water-related issues was being held on a weekly basis live on CDA's official Facebook from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm. During the previous couple of years, the civic agency has repaired tube wells and also fixed many leaked lines. The CDA has recently approved funds for the improvement of the water supply system in the capital. The CDA has already taken serious action against the illegal service stations. The most modern tracking systems have also been installed to improve the performance of the staff and monitor vehicles.