Govt yet to release sewage treatment plant funds

Overhauling funding for Islamabad's only I-9 sewage treatment plant yet to be released


APP November 13, 2019
PHOTO: EXPRESS

ISLAMABAD: The water and sanitation condition in the federal capital of over a million people had been neglected by the authorities as the overhauling funding for its only I-9 sewage treatment plant was yet to be released.

The sewage treatment plant had the capacity to treat 17 million gallons per day (mgd) whereas it was only treating 5-6 mgd at the moment, said Islamabad Metropolitan Corporation (IMC) Director Sanitation Sardar Khan Zimri.

He said that there were damages on various pipelines supplying sewage water to treatment plants and the machinery had also developed defects due to a lack of maintenance as it had gone out of order for the past five years.

He said the PC-I for the project was submitted in the Planning Division and was waiting for the green signal to kick start the overhaul.

Published in The Express Tribune, November 13th, 2019.

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