WASA requested the CDA to allow them to build tube wells along Islamabad Expressway’s service road so that water from them can be pumped to Rawalpindi.
On the 10th of June, the CDA Member Planning Naveed Ilahi released a no-objection certificate (NOC) with the stipulation that half of the water be distributed to surrounding localities under Islamabad’s jurisdiction, as the city is likewise experiencing a water crisis.
The city of Islamabad already has a water crisis since it delivers roughly 70 million gallons per day (MGDs) to the urban population, while the rural population relies on local government water programs.
Islamabad’s total demand is 220 million gallons per day. To fill in the gap, the CDA arranged an agreement with the Pakistan Council of Research in Water Resources (PCRWR) to enhance the water table through the construction of 150 recharging wells.
Syed Asif Raza, a spokesperson for the CDA, said that the civic agency had issued the NOC, adding that inhabitants of both cities will utilise water from the tube wells.
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