Peo­ple de­cry wa­ter deficit in three UCs

Pakistan Observer - - TWIN CITIES -

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

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