Islamabad: Capital Development Authority (CDA) Chairman Captain (retired) Muhammad Usman Younis has inaugurated a rainwater tank in Sector H-8/2 in an attempt to combat the increasing water shortage in Islamabad, according to news published on January 11.
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As per the sources, 100 rainwater wells are planned for the federal capital, 60 of which are fully operational and 40 are under construction. The said reservoirs are constructed in areas where rainwater gathers for 12-14 hours and can save over 1 million gallons of water.
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Moreover, these wells are equipped with flow meters that are able to gauge the levels of groundwater. The chairman has issued instructions for the relevant officials to ensure periodic maintenance of these rechargeable wells.