Rawalpindi: The Rawalpindi Cantonment Board (RCB) has decided to outsource its water distribution and fee collection system in a bid to increase its income, a news source reported.
A senior RCB official said that the civic body has prepared a proposal to this effect, which would be presented to the Military Lands and Cantonment for final approval.
He said that RCB wants to involve private firms in its water distribution and fee collection system in order to improve the working of the water branch. The civic agency is facing problems with the collection of domestic and commercial water charges.
At present, RCB has two water sources: Khanpur Dam and tube wells. The civic agency collects 9MGD of water from Khanpur Dam and 10MGD from tube wells.
However, cantonment areas need more than 30MGD of water and the current distribution system can no longer fulfil the water demand of more than 1,000,000 residents.