Islamabad: On Tuesday, the first rainwater recharging well built in Sector H-8/2 was officially inaugurated by Chairman Capital Development Authority (CDA) Captain (r) Muhammad Usman Younis. Director General of Water Management and other officers were also present on the occasion.
It is to be noted that one hundred recharge wells have been built throughout the city, from which work on 40 rechargeable wells is going at a fast pace and 60 rechargeable wells have already been completed.
Sources reveal that recharge wells had helped to save more than a million gallons of rainwater. These wells are situated in an area where rainwater that would have otherwise flowed into rivers stands still for 12 to 14 hours. Additionally, these water recharging wells have a unique filtration mechanism that keeps the water free of contaminants.
It is pertinent to state that these wells are about 150 and 160 feet deep. This water is absorbed into the subsurface, which contributes to an increase in the underground water level.
The recharging wells have flow meters and other equipment installed to assist in measuring the amount of groundwater and the amount of water absorbed into the earth. Further information was sent to the Chairman of the Capital Development Authority, including the fact that it has been noticed that even a little rain raises the amount of subsurface water.
Following the construction of 100 recharging wells in various locations during the first phase, all government buildings and schools in Islamabad would have them as well.
The chairman gave orders to the officers of the involved departments and instructed them to maintain these recharging wells regularly in order to preserve the amount of subsurface water.
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