Lahore: Experts have shared shocking statistics on Lahore underground water table warning that unless major conservation efforts are undertaken in the city during the next few years, the water table is expected to fall to dangerously low levels by the year 2025 — a news source reported.
According to a detailed comparison of the current water levels with those from 35 years ago, hard water was available at about 40 feet in Lahore back then, but is now only available at 150 feet. Similarly, soft water was available at about 200 feet previously, while now the level has fallen to about 800 feet.
It is estimated that the water levels are falling by about one metre, each year. In addition, approximately 3,000 cusecs of water is drawn from underground sources every day; amounting to about 6 billion gallons of water per annum.
If the current state of affairs is allowed to continue, not only will it result in a significant drop in the water levels; it will also cause the level of arsenic in the groundwater to rise as well – making it toxic and unfit for consumption.