Rawalpindi: To deal with increasing water shortfall in the city, the Rawalpindi Cantonment Board has decided to recycle 40,000 gallons of sewerage water and use it for land irrigation, reported a news source. The recycled water will also be used for watering greenbelts, parks, and at construction sites.
The project will make 12,000 gallons of potable water available, which is otherwise being used for watering greenbelts and parks in the city. The draft for a notice inviting expression of interest for installation of water recycling plant has been submitted for approval in the regional director office.
While heading a meeting to share details on the plan, RCB President Shahzad Tanveer said that 80% of the sewerage water can be recycled and used for meeting irrigated related needs. Tanveer also said Pakistan is ranked no. 7 on the United Nation’s list of countries facing major water shortfalls.