Rawalpindi continues to face water shortage  

Earlier the RCB was receiving nearly six million gallons daily from the Khanpur Dam


APP February 11, 2019
Earlier the RCB was receiving nearly six million gallons daily from the Khanpur Dam. PHOTO: EXPRESS/RASHID AJMERI

RAWALPINDI: The Rawalpindi Cantonment Board (RCB) and Water and Sanitation Agency (WASA) have urged residents to use water judiciously in their daily routine to avoid shortage as water supply to cantt and city areas from Khanpur dam was decreased due to annual Khanpur Dam canal de-silting project.

Talking to the media, an RCB spokesman Qaiser Mehmood informed that earlier the RCB was receiving nearly six million gallons daily from the dam.

The Khanpur dam canal de-silting project started on Feb 1, and would be completed by February 12 while the water supply to the residents would regulate itself by February 15.

The supply of water from Khanpur Dam to Rawalpindi city and the cantonment areas was reduced due to the project, leading to a shortage of water in many localities.

Published in The Express Tribune, February 11th, 2019.

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