Peshawar: The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government has decided to install water meters to regulate water loss at car service stations across the province, a news source quoted KP Environment Minister Syed Muhammad Ishtiaq. He said Pakistan faces a major challenge in the form of water scarcity.
Ishtiaq said the provincial government has directed owners concerned to install water meters at their respective car service stations on immediate basis, adding that violators will be dealt with accordingly.
He said excessive use and misuse of water not only reduces groundwater table but also results in water pollution as the drains and sewers get filled with chemically contaminated water.
The minister also stressed the need for collaborative efforts to tackle the water crisis in the country, inviting stakeholders for suggestions on effective water management.
He said the Environment Protection Agency (EPA) has initiated legal action against car service stations that are either operating illegally or involved in wastage of water.