Pindi’s water to be tested for quality

WASA received multiple complaints of ‘muddy water’ being supplied.

Our Correspondent February 01, 2012


The water being provided to Rawalpindi will be tested for its quality, Water and Sanitation Agency (Wasa) said on Tuesday.

Wasa Managing Director (MD) Raja Shaukat Mehmood said the fresh survey is needed to check if clean water is being supplied to the city.

The MD directed the water quality manager to collect samples from head tanks around the city for laboratory testing. Following the lab tests, Wasa teams will start plugging any leaks in the pipelines.

The recently appointed MD said Rawalpindi has three major sources of water: Rawal Dam, Khanpur Dam, and 290 tube wells spread across the city.

The water is supplied after treatment at Rawal Dam and Sangjani treatment plants in accordance with WHO standards, he added.

In a recent meeting, Wasa authorities said that that most tube wells, especially those installed on Nullah Lai’s banks, were equipped with hypo-chlorinators to purify water.

The MD said that a well-equipped water testing laboratory was installed at the Rawal Lake Filtration Plant under the supervision of a qualified manager. Mehmood was briefed on complaints of muddy water being supplied in Aria Mohallah, which was later rectified.

The Wasa chief also appealed to consumers to clean underground and overhead tanks in their houses, for which Wasa will provide free manpower to consumers upon request, the press release said.

Published in The Express Tribune, February 1st, 2012.


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