Wa­ter short­age irks RCB res­i­dents

Pakistan Observer - - TWIN CITIES - STAFF RE­PORTER

RAWALPINDI—Some parts of Rawalpindi Can­ton­ment Board (RCB) in­clud­ing Af­shan Colony, Peoples Colony, Mas­rial Road, Dhoke Syedan, Bakra Mandi and ad­join­ing ar­eas are fac­ing wa­ter scarcity.

The res­i­dents com­plained that some parts of Can­ton­ment Board did not get ad­e­quate wa­ter sup­ply as its con­sump­tion in­creases many time in sum­mer sea­son and wa­ter scarcity come up ev­ery year.

Crowd can be seen at wa­ter fil­tra­tion plants be­cause some parts were re­ported without wa­ter for many days but the au­thor­i­ties con­cerned are mak­ing just ver­bal claims of suf­fi­cient sup­ply and even pro­vid­ing wa­ter by tankers also.

Short­age of wa­ter sup­ply in Af­shan Colony, Peoples Colony, Mas­rial Road, Dhoke Syedan and oth­ers ar­eas of Rawalpindi Can­ton­ment Board has made lives of the res­i­dents mis­er­able.

Haji Iqbal, Ab­dul Wa­heed, Tan­veer Iqbal and oth­ers said the res­i­dents are fac­ing great dif­fi­cul­ties due to wa­ter short­age but the au­thor­i­ties con­cerned are pay­ing no heed to­wards the res­o­lu­tion of the is­sue.

A large num­ber of com­plaints have been reg­is­tered but the wa­ter sup­ply sit­u­a­tion could not be im­proved, they added.

They in­formed that there was no reg­u­lar wa­ter sup­ply for their ar­eas and the De­part­ment of Wa­ter Sup­ply was play­ing a role of silent spectator.

The res­i­dents said that the au­thor­i­ties have failed to en­sure reg­u­lar sup­ply in ac­cor­dance with the de­mand of wa­ter, thus the res­i­dents are fac­ing hard­ships to get clean wa­ter for drink­ing and other do­mes­tic use.

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