WASA to cover open manholes

The agency will conduct a patrolling drive to identify the areas with the most uncovered manholes in the first phase


Our Correspondent March 20, 2019
The agency will conduct a patrolling drive to identify the areas with the most uncovered manholes in the first phase. PHOTO: FILE

RAWALPINDI: In order to avoid reported accidents of people particularly of motorists falling into open manholes, the Water and Sanitation Agency (WASA) has decided to shield them with new heavy covers.

For this purpose, the agency will conduct a patrolling drive to identify the areas with the most uncovered manholes in the first phase.

Furthermore, in this regard the WASA Managing Director Muhammad Tanvir said the drive would be completed before the arrival of monsoon season and stated that the related WASA officials of the areas would be responsible if any cover was left.

The MD said that they have asked private companies for the tenders required for the manhole covers, but have encouraged citizens to help identify any uncovered manholes and inform WASA about it on its toll free number 1334.

Published in The Express Tribune, March 20th, 2019.

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