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Published On: 2017-02-12

Effective strategy be devised to utilize available water storage for longer time: Chairman CDA

ISLAMABAD: To overcome the water shortage during the upcoming summer season and ensure uninterrupted supply of water to the residents of the Federal Capital, a comprehensive and consolidated strategy would be formulated. Metropolitan Corporation Islamabad (MCI) would take effective measures well before the time to ensure un-interrupted supply of water to all the areas of Islamabad during summer.

Mayor of Islamabad and Chairman Capital Development Authority (CDA), Sheikh Anser Aziz expressed these views while inspecting repair and maintenance work of main water supply line of Simly Dam. On this occasion, Member Planning and Design and Engineering, Asad Mehboob Kiyani, Deputy Mayor MCI, Azam Khan, representatives of water committee constituted by the Mayor of Islamabad and senior officers of MCI and CDA were also present.

Mayor of Islamabad and Chairman CDA, Sheikh Anser Aziz said that main supply line of water from Simly Dam to Islamabad has been in rusted condition, while people of some areas have illegally connected pipelines with the main water supply line due to which thousand gallons of water wasted with the passage of time. Taking notice of the situation, he has constituted a committee headed by the Deputy Mayor MCI, which would pay special heed to the issues related to water and would resolve these issues timely. Mayor of Islamabad said that the water committee has been working on the issue on war footing basis, which has addressed some major problems pending since long.

Mayor of Islamabad and Chairman CDA, Sheikh Anser Aziz also took notice of some of the closed units of treatment plants adjacent to Simly Dam. He directed the concerned officers to prepare estimated cost for repair maintenance of these closed units as per terms and conditions and so that repair work could be started.
Mayor of Islamabad and Chairman CDA also inspected repair and maintenance work being carried out to fix leakages from 40 kilometers long main water supply line. He also visited main water supply line in the areas of Quaid-e-Azam University, Bari Imam, Bahara Kahu Bazar, Thal, Mera Bagwal, Sari Chowk, PhulGaran, and Simly Dam road and inspected the repair and maintenance work which has been completed. He was informed that there are three (03) water supply lines, two (02) having diameter of 36 inches and one (01) having diameter of 48 inches are conducting water to different areas of Islamabad from Simly Dam. He was informed that one of these lines was installed in 1970.

He was informed that water treatment plant installed at Simly Dam is treating the water up to the standards of World Health Organization (WHO). He was further informed that current water level of Simly Dam is 2285 feet while its maximum capacity is 2315 feet.

Mayor of Islamabad and Chairman CDA Sheikh Anser Aziz also visited water treatment plant and Simly dam and inspected different phases of water treatment.