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Rawalpindi

Parks to tackle water shortage

Freshwater is diminishing the world over and Pakistan is amongst the top water-stressed countries. In 1951, the water availability per capita in the nation was 5,260 cubic metres/year and in 2010 it was only 1,038 cubic metres/year, according to a Water and Power Development Authority report. Residents in urban areas probably do not realise how precious freshwater is because they have enough available for cooking and cleaning. But globally, there are about one billion people who do not have access to clean drinking water.

Report on safe drinking water highlights complex issues

Curious case of water quality in twin cities

Islamabad—Despite a large number of water filtration plants installed at various points, water quality in the twin cities remains a big issue. Its quality and unchecked supply continue to pose challenges to the Water And Sanitation Agency (WASA) in Rawalpindi as well as CDA’s Water Directorate in the federal capital. According to a report launched here Wednesday, out of 120 water filtration plants in Pindi, 11 are supplying water which is unsafe for consumption.

PSQCA reveales 13 brands selling unsafe drinking water

Islamabad—Comparison of analytical findings with permissible limits of Pakistan Standards and Quality Control Authority (PSQCA) has revealed that 13 brands including Aquwa Plus, New Nation, Osam, Well care, Royal Oasis, Blue Plus, Livon, Al- Habib, Aqua National, Nation, Naimat, Siiz Cool, Royal Blue) were found to be unsafe due to chemical contamination.

PCRWR declares 22 water brands not drinkable

Islamabad—Pakistan Standards and Quality Control Authority (PSQCA) has revealed that in an analytical findings 22 brands of mineral water were found to be unsafe due to chemical or microbiological contamination.

These brands included Coral Water, HI-Fresh, New Nation, Pak Aqua, HFC, Total, NG Fresh Water, ECO, Al-Habib, Silver, ORION, Aqua Arabia, Well Care, Desert Dew, New Deep, Lite Aqua, Aqua Smart, Avalon Pure Water, New Smart Aqua, Mazan Pure, Royal Blue and Aqua National, said a press release issued here otherday.

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