Monsoon Rains To Fill Water Reservoirs ; Authority Hopes
The early pre-monsoon rains come as a relief to the falling levels at reservoirs and the authorities were expecting that water level will increase due to rain in the catchment areas including Murree.
ISLAMABAD, (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News – 5th Jul, 2018 ) :The early pre-monsoon rains come as a relief to the falling levels at reservoirs and the authorities were expecting that water level will increase due to rain in the catchment areas including Murree.
The federal capital is in severe grip of water scarcity as water level in major reservoirs of city had reached to dead level.
Director Water Supply of MCI, Nasir Jamil But hoped that the heavy rainfall was forecast during upcoming monsoon and it would fill the dams to their standard level.
He said present water level in Simly dam is 2248ft from sea level which is almost near to dead level of 2233ft adding that due to low level only 50 percent water is being supplied to the residents from Simly dam.
He said CDA is providing only 26 million gallons per day from Simly dam while 8 million gallons from Khanpur dam.
He said Water Supply Directorate was receiving more than 1000 complaints each day from which only 50 percent can hardly addressed through water tankers adding that Water Directorate was lacking sufficient funds to repair and maintain tankers.
He told that only 21 tankers are in position to provide water to the whole city of the federal capital.