WASA forms power consumption review committee

The committee has been formed in line with guidelines issued by the Punjab energy department

Our Correspondent March 21, 2019

RAWALPINDI: In a bid to review the power bills it gets for its various installations and to rationalise the Water and Sanitation Agency (Wasa) in Rawalpindi has decided to form a committee which will review installation of metres, line losses and curb power theft under a programme to save power.

The committee has been formed in line with guidelines issued by the Punjab energy department. The committee will review and replace power metres — including those of Wasa employees, monitoring line losses, transferring cases to the managing director for action against power theft, apart from replacing electrical, mechanical water motors and pumps. It will also present weekly reports to the Wasa Managing Director (MD) Muhammad Tanvir.

On the directions of Wasa Chairman Arif Abbasi, Tanvir has instructed to take power-saving measures at all installations of the agency and effectively review the power bills of tube wells, waterworks, pumping stations and filtration plants. Moreover, the department will later undertake measures to reduce these bills.

The committee includes Electrical and Mechanical Assistant Director Malik Shafqat, all related sub-engineers of subdivisions, Inspector Electrical Muhammad Iftikhar and related tube Inspectors.

Published in The Express Tribune, March 21st, 2019.


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