Even posh residents of Islamabad have no clean drinking water facility

CDA Water

ISLAMABAD – Even the posh residents of federal capital have been supplied contaminated water capable of causing dangerous water-borne diseases.

According to the correspondent details, the filtration plant in Sangjani area was responsible for to purify water from Khanpur Dam’s left canal for the residents of Islamabad. However, the waterline of the Khanpur Dam’s left canal was broken, mixed and contaminated at various points by sewerage lines.

The correspondent reports confirm that Khanpur Dam’s left canal was out in open and sewerage pipes, at various spots, dip in it before it reaches the filtration plant.

Moreover, the main pipeline coming out of the filtration plant was also mixed with leaking sewerage lines.

When approached, the Capital Development Authority (CDA)’s higher officials refused to comment on the report.

Last year in July, Pakistan Council for Research in Water Resources (PCRWR) and Ministry of Science and Technology conducted a survey in which shocking revelation regarding contaminated drinking water in twin cities was made public. 

According to the survey, in Rawalpindi, 53 out of 40 water filtration plants installed by WASA (Water and Sanitation Agency) are a source of threat to human health and are responsible in supplying germ infested water. While in the federal capital Islamabad, only 5 out of 33 CDA authorized water filtration plants provide access to clean drinking water.

According to PCRWR reports, 40 water filtration plants supply contaminated water including the plants at Dhok Kala Khan, Sadiqabad, 6th Road, Satellite Town A-block, Banni Chowk, Rawal Chowk, Rahimabad, Khayaban e Sir Syed and Commercial Market. The apparent condition of these filtration plants is extremely gross.

In Islamabad, 22 out of 33 filtration plants installed by CDA supply contaminated water while 5 of them are out of order. The filtration plants at I-9/4, I-10 Markaz, F-6/4, G-6 Abpara, G-7/4, G-9/2, G-9/3, G-10/2, I-10/2, I-10/4, G-10 Markaz, F-10/4, G-8/2, Ministers Colony, Parliament House, Parliament Lodges, Abpara Bazar and Margalla Town are in dilapidated conditions.

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Hissan Khan

Hissan Khan is currently working as the Editorial Head of Pakistan Tribe's Islamabad Office. Having work as current affairs host, news analyst and C4D expert, Hissan holds a good command over communication and development strategies.

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