The local government department has instructed the Water and Sanitation Services Companies (WSSPs) to switch over to the solarisation of water supply tube wells
in big cities.
Speaking in the meeting, Secretary on Planning, development and reform Zafar Hassan said that the government had earmarked the said funds for solar tube wells
instead of Electricity tube wells
in the different areas of Balochistan to meet water demand for irrigation as well as clean drinking water.
The tenders are being issued for installation of these tube wells
during this week and installation work will start soon after Eid ul Fitr.
A WASA spokesman said that under the project, the number of tube wells
will be increased at Jhal Water Works and its capacity will be enhanced from 3 million gallon to 6 million gallons potable water daily.
QUETTA: The Balochistan government decided to shift around 29522agriculture tube wells
on solar systems which are presently being running through electricity.
'The situation is so tough now that we're gradually becoming unable to even pay monthly bills of our tube wells
. Power companies may disconnect power supply due to non-payment of bills that would lead to a severe disruption in water supply to millions of people in Lahore, Multan, Gujranwala, Rawalpindi and Faisalabad.'
About 450 tubewells are working under WASA, 400 tube wells
under cantonment board and private sector is running over 5000 boring and tube wells
in Rawalpindi wherefrom private sector sells water to citizens.
The digging of new tube wells
will be stopped in Rawalpindi city from March 2019 for an unspecified period.
Meanwhile, in the question answer session, MPA Mahmood Ahmad Khan asked the relevant minister regarding number of approved tube wells
for district Tank.
The committee would determine the number of operational tube wells
and how much of them were dismantled.
ISLAMABAD -- The owners of tube wells
are acquiring water for free and selling to residents of the federal capital, which is causing the shortage, remarked Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Saqib Nisar on Friday.
LGRD and Cooperatives Minister Engineer Mosharraf Hossain Sunday said the government has undertaken a plan to install 1,92,945 tube wells
across the country to remove arsenic risk of water, reports BSS.