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Proposals to deal with water shortage sent to Islamabad Mayor

April 21, 2019 • news

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.

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These include:

  1. Replace old water pipelines and valves to stop water theft and wastage
  2. Replace filters at water filtration plants immediately
  3. Ensure timely purchase of chemicals required to clean water
  4. Set up 100 new water filtration plants in the city
  5. Handover 39 functional water filtration plants to Saylani Welfare Trust
  6. Rehabilitate 20 non-functional water filtration plants
  7. Purchase and install 25 new motors and water pumps at the functional tube wells
  8. Repair nine waters tanks that have minor issues and allocate funds for daily maintenance of these tanks
  9. Purchase 15 new water tankers
  10. Arrange for cleaning filters at filtration plants to allow for ample water supply
  11. Repair faults in the sewerage system and stop leakage
  12. Install smart metres at water supply points to monitor water supply
  13. Hire staff for Water Supply Directorate

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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.