Rains still not enough, citizens facing acute water shortage


The residents of various sectors of the federal capital have been facing water shortage despite the dams being filled to the brim due to heavy rains.

Water shortage and continuous power cuts have added to the difficulties of the masses particularly when the temperature rises during the day.

Disappointed with both Islamabad Electric Supply Company (IESCO) and Capital Development Authority (CDA), resident Ishfaq Ahmed complained that the concerned authorities are not doing enough to solve the prevailing water shortage in the capital. “I lodged several complaints with the CDA regarding low water supply but no action was yet been taken,” he added.

Shujaat Ullah, a resident of Sector G-7 said that it is frustrating to come home after a long day of work and to find there is no water.

When contacted, a CDA official blamed IESCO for their inability to meet the water shortage. “The CDA is trying its best to handle the situation but long power cuts is a major problem and hamper uninterrupted water supply,” he said. He informed that in Sectors F-5 and F-6 the water supply pipeline was damaged and the team is working to repair it.

He also said that in all G sectors of the city water is supplied to the residents through tube wells and pumping stations which require regular supply of electricity. “We are working hard to resolve the crisis,” he added.