The water utility service has asked the citizens of the garrison city to use water scarcely due to expected shortage in the coming week owing to the scheduled repair of filters at the Rawal Lake water supply system.
“Repair work of Rawal Lake Filtration Plant will be completed by February 16,” said Water and Sanitation Agency (WASA) Managing Director Raja Shaukat Mahmood on Sunday. During this time, water supply from Rawal Dam to WASA would be affected, he added.
Rawal Dam is major source of water supply to Rawalpindi and due to repair work, B Block, D Block, F Block Satellite Town, Mohalla Eidgah, Mohalla Raja Sultan, New Millpur 7th Road, Asghar Mall, Bani Raja Bazar, Dhok Ratta, Dhok Matkal Dhok Elahi Bakhsh, Committee Chowk and Water supply in Arya Mohalla areas will get less water than usual.
Consumers are urged to use water with caution and avoid unnecessary use including washing floors, washing cars, and watering lawns on a daily basis and storing water for the next week to avoid any inconvenience.
The WASA managing director further said that normal supply will be restored as soon as the repair work of filtration plant would be completed. However, WASA is taking steps to ensure water supply from water tankers and tube wells to meet the needs of its customers. In case of any complaint, immediately inform nearest WASA Complaints Office.
Published in The Express Tribune, February 15th, 2021.