ISLAMABAD: Shortage of water in Islamabad has increased manifolds amid increase in duration of electricity load shedding.
The sectors of I-8, I-10, G-10 and G-11 are facing acute scarcity of water resource while some areas do not get water supply at all.
CDA approved a separate feeder for tube wells but Islamabad Electric Supply Company (IESCO) is not maintaining a constant supply of electricity, they added.
Islamabad Chamber of Commerce has also protested against electricity load shedding and IESCO has ensured to eliminate the menace of unscheduled power outages within 3 days.
Officials of Capital Development Authority (CDA) shared the stance that those areas of the city are affected to which water was supplied through tube wells.
CDA officials further told the complaints of citizens with regard to shortage of water has risen over 1300 per day, owing to which CDA has increased the number of water tankers to 25.
Despite its efforts, CDA is able to attend to 900 complaints while the remaining go unattended, officials observed.
On the other hand, water in Khanpur dam, the dam which supplies water to Islamabad and Rawalpindi, has almost reached dead level.
Water level in Khanpur dam has reached a height of 1920 acre-feet, while the dead level is 1913 acre-feet high.
As a result, the supply of water to the twin cities will be affected further.
Water engineer, Rawalpindi Cantonment Board, Ateeq Ahmed said in an interview water level has lowered due to extremely hot temperature, and water in tube wells has also decreased.
He requested the citizens not to waste water by washing cars or otherwise, and said RCB would continue water supply from Khanpur dam and tube wells.
Meanwhile, officials of CDA, Cantonment Board, Water and Sanitation Agency (WASA), and Irrigation department have held a meeting to discuss water problem.
Representatives of WASA, Cantonment Board and CDA have rejected the suggestion of decreasing water supply to a further low.
Consequently water supply to Irrigation department has been reduced from 80 million cusec to 40 million cusec.