Rawalpindi: The left bank canal of Khanpur has suffered a three to four foot-wide rupture on Wednesday, which may lead to the rationing of water for cantonment and city areas in the coming days, according to news sources.
The Metropolitan Corporation Islamabad (MCI) has called upon the Rawalpindi Cantonment Board (RCB) and the Water and Sanitation Agency (WASA) to jointly work to repair the breach. The letter stated that the breach is causing huge wastage of water, and is in need of immediate repair.
A senior RCB official revealed that the breach has occurred in the main 19.6-kilometre water canal from Khanpur Dam to Sangjani. He said that MCI has sought help from the technical staff of RCB and WASA.
This dam is the main provider of drinkable water to twin cities and supplied 14.5 million gallons of water to the capital, and 8 and 9 million gallons to city and cantonment areas. The official said that if the repair work isn’t completed in time, a water shortage might be faced by the Rawalpindi and Chaklala areas.