People decry water deficit in three UCs
RAWALPINDI—Water and Sanitation Agency (WASA) has suspended the supply of water in three densely populated union councils. The residents of these areas roam from door-to-door carrying water cans, empty buckets and utensils in search of water.
The owners of water tankers are charging asking rates while the sun shines and making life of the people miserable. Some residents talking to this agency alleged that some staff members of WASA were also involved in the sale of water.
The localities of UC-23 Dhok Paracha, UC-24 Dhok Ali Akbar, UC-25 Sadiqabad, Service Road and their surrounding areas are the most water deficit. According to the residents of these areas people are deprived of the required water supply even during the month of Ramazan. People strive hard to obtain some water to fulfill their needs.
The issue of water shortage is a chronic problem in these areas. The residents have appealed to commissioner, DCO and MD WASA Raja Shaukat to take notice of the dreadful condition and order the sinking of tubewells to overcome the shortage of water.—Agencies