People facing acute water shortage in the capital

ISLAMABAD: The residents of the capital are facing acute water shortage during the holy month of Ramazan, with many filtration plants out-of-order.The residents of various sectors of the capital, while talking to the media personnel, said that they are facing the problem of clean drinking water, as most of the filtration plants are out-of-order. When contacted, CDA’s Water Management Wing Director General Shahid Mehmood said that the water consumption increased manifold during summer, while unscheduled load shedding also resulted in the shortage of water. He said that the department concerned had been directed to repair and maintain the water tankers, tube-wells, and water filtration plants.The citizens of the capital have demanded the CDA chairman to take notice of the situation and take immediate measures for providing filters for the dysfunctional filtration plants. Two residents of Sector G7/1, Rauf Ahmed and Amin Tahir, said that they had lodged several complaints with the relevant offices, requesting for a water tanker to meet their daily needs, but the department concerned of the CDA did not respond. Another senior citizen, Abdul Rehman said that he did not have water, even for ablution.In other sectors, including F6/1, G7/1, and G6, the old filters have not been replaced and the maintenance work on these plants had not been executed since several years. Muhammad Ali, a resident of Sector F6/1, said that he had been facing the water shortage for the last two weeks, forcing him to buy water from the tankers, at exorbitant rates. In the water shortage sectors, the water supply is available for only half-an-hour, insufficient to meet the requirements of the people, the residents claimed. 

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