Islamabad: The Metropolitan Corporation Islamabad (MCI) has shared 13 proposals with Islamabad Mayor Sheikh Anser Aziz to deal with the shortage of water in upcoming months, reported a news source. Water shortage is dreaded to increase in Ramzan and summer season, for which the MCI has proposed immediate and mid-term measures.
- Replace old water pipelines and valves to stop water theft and wastage
- Replace filters at water filtration plants immediately
- Ensure timely purchase of chemicals required to clean water
- Set up 100 new water filtration plants in the city
- Handover 39 functional water filtration plants to Saylani Welfare Trust
- Rehabilitate 20 non-functional water filtration plants
- Purchase and install 25 new motors and water pumps at the functional tube wells
- Repair nine waters tanks that have minor issues and allocate funds for daily maintenance of these tanks
- Purchase 15 new water tankers
- Arrange for cleaning filters at filtration plants to allow for ample water supply
- Repair faults in the sewerage system and stop leakage
- Install smart metres at water supply points to monitor water supply
- Hire staff for Water Supply Directorate
The proposal shared with the mayor also mentioned that the Water Supply Directorate has a total of 2,004 posts while only 1,470 people have been hired so far.