10 more water filtration plants announced for capital
By Ali Hassan
ISLAMABAD: The Capital Development Authority (CDA) would install 10 more water filtration plants in Islamabad to ensure provision of clean drinking water to residents, said CDA Chairman Syed Tahir Shahbaz while visiting different filtration plants in the city on Wednesday.
He said that CDA would utilise all-out resources to provide people clean drinking water.
New water filtration plants would be set up in sectors I9/4, G10/4, G9/3 near CDA blocks, G9/4 near Jahangir Market, G7/1 I and T centre, F8 Markaz, E7 Markaz, Blue Area, G9 Markaz, G-11 Markaz and in G11 near PHA Flats.
Shahbaz said that water filtration plants, already installed in Islamabad, would be properly maintained.
CDA Member (engineering) Sanaullah Aman told the CDA chairman that 30 filtration plants had been upgraded and maintenance work on the remaining would soon be completed.
Meanwhile, a CDA official told Daily Times that the authority is working to ensure provision of clean drinking water in line with the World Health Organisation (WHO) standards.
The official said the authority has awarded a contract to a private company for the maintenance and upgrading of 37 water filtration plants a few months ago.
The official said that all the 37 filtration plants need a “cyclic care and some of their parts need to be changed after three to six months”.
“The filtration capacity of each plant is 1,000 gallons per hour,” the official said, adding that 10 new filtration plants are being installed at a cost of Rs 17 million.
The CDA chairman directed the CDA member (engineering) to take steps to control leakage from rusted and dilapidated water supply pipelines.
He said the water tanker service would be improved so that public complaints could be addressed.