Lahore: Due to the water table falling three feet annually in the city, the Lahore Development Authority (LDA) has decided to raise public awareness about the water shortage and conservation, according to a news resource. This shortage and falling of water table was significantly attributed to the illegal pumping of groundwater and rapid urbanisation.
The LDA has decided to focus on water planning and storage in new housing societies to raise the water table higher. At a meeting of the Water and Sanitation Agency (WASA) in its head office, LDA Director General Amna Ikram Khan directed the relevant officials to come up with a comprehensive strategy to battle water shortage. Additional instructions included completing the canal water treatment project on time, and promoting water harvesting in urban areas. She also told WASA officials to get private residential housing schemes to install water treatment plants.