13 teams dispatched for clean water supply

People in flood-affected areas are being forced to drink unsafe water, making them prone to water-borne diseases.


News Desk September 27, 2012



People in flood-affected areas are being forced to drink unsafe water, making them prone to water-borne diseases. As the flood recedes, the danger of infection among victims will also rise, which calls for immediate preventive measures.


For this purpose, the Pakistan Council of Research in Water Resources (PCRWR) has dispatched 13 teams in Sindh, Balochistan and southern Punjab, which are working in coordination with the local administration, said a press release issued by PCRWR on Wednesday.

The relief activities include monitoring the quality of drinking water, chlorination of water tankers and distribution of chlorine tablets/sachet to affected households.

PCRWR teams have so far chlorinated more than 400,000 litres of tank water and other activities for provision of safe drinking water are also in progress in collaboration with national and international agencies.

Published in The Express Tribune, September 27th, 2012.

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