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Service stations ignore water commission’s order to update system

Commission ordered service stations to install modern system to stop the wastage of water

Despite the orders of Judicial Water Commission, most of service stations in the metropolitan have failed to install the modern water recycling chambers to control the wastage of water.

This was revealed in a meeting of Water and Sanitation Agency held to review the water conversation campaign ongoing in the city.

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The Judicial Water Commission on December 15, 2021 ordered all service stations to update their car washing facilities with modern recycling chambers. Initially, the commission’s orders were limited to service stations operating at petrol pumps of the city only.

According to WASA officials, more than half of the service stations, out of a total of 600, are operating at petrol pumps of the city. WASA officials were also directed to monitor the situation of water usage at other service stations in the city as well.

Official privy to development informed Minute Mirror that, WASA officials remained reluctant to properly monitor car washing facilities in the city. “It was revealed in a meeting that WASA official remained fail in performing their duties to stop the wastage of water,” he said, adding that WASA managing director showed his anger upon the officials failed in implementing the orders of Judicial Water Commission.

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WASA Managing Director Muhammad Tanvir ordered officials to start crackdown against the service stations and submit the report on daily basis. The matter of wastage has been raised by different quarters concerned, media outlets and apex court. Official continued that citizens had blocked the water and sewerage pipe lines by dumping waste in different areas of the city.

Moreover, the issue of supplying water during Sehar and Iftar timing was also highlighted during the meeting. The meeting was informed that in many areas citizens were facing problems due to maintenance work. The WASA MD ordered to ensure supply of water through water tankers.



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