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Contaminated water puts at risk Pindiites’ lives

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Around 80 percent water supply schemes in Rawalpindi are providing contaminated water, thus leaving the people at the risk of serious diseases like hepatitis, jaundice and diarrhoea.

The outcome of the technical assessment survey of water supply schemes, conducted in the domains of seven tehsils of Rawalpindi district, has revealed that water supply schemes are providing piped water for drinking purposes, to meet household needs and for other multiple uses to an enumerated population of 1.4 million people on 385 surveyed water schemes.

Poisoned waters

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The contamination of our water bodies and waterways is becoming a source of increasing concern, especially in a situation where the scarcity of drinking water is rising fast and Pakistan, according to international organisations, faces the risk of becoming a water-deficient country. The latest horror story to emerge is about Keenjhar Lake in Sindh which provides most of the water supplied to Karachi.

Water Wars: Why India and Pakistan Are Squaring Off Over Their Rivers

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India's Wular Lake, a popular picnic and tourist spot nestled in the Kashmir Valley, is an unlikely site for conflict. But India's plan to build a structure on the Jhelum River at the mouth of the lake that will allow it to release water during the river's lean winter months has outraged neighboring Pakistan, which believes the project will give India the power to control how much water flows downstream to its farmers.

98pc WSSs releasing contaminated water in Bhakkar

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slamabad—Survey conducted by Pakistan Council of Research in Water Resources (PCRWR) has revealed out of as many as 24 Water Supply Schemes (WSSs) in district Bhakkar,98 % are supplying contaminated water which contains micro-organisms, arsenic, iron and fluoride. Only 2% WSSs in Bhakkar are supplying water safe whereas, rest of the schemes are supplying water unsafe for human consumption. Mostly untreated water is being supplied to the consumers, which is causing many waterborne diseases among adults as well as kids.