Diminishing availability of fresh water to masses demand conservation

KARACHI: Growing population and restricted availability of fresh water in Karachi demands urgent measures to conserve the essential human need with equal care towards treatment of waste water for non human consumption, said Governor of Sindh, Dr. Ishrat ul Ebad Khan.

Following a briefing given to him about water crisis in the metropolis, on Wednesday, he said scarcity assuming serious proportions demanded a pragmatic approach with nil provision for any wastage of potable water.

For the purpose the Governor asked the city administrators of Karachi to focus on treatment of sewage and waster water that may be used to water, parks, gardens and green belts in the metropolis.

He appreciated Pakistan Navy for its contribution towards water conservation in Karachi with equal provision for water treatment through its updated plant.

Dr. Ishrat ul Ebad Khan said such schemes needed to be replicated without any delay and that stringent measures must also be adopted to prevent instances of any sort of extravagance at domestic as well as administrative levels.

Bursting of water lines and leaking valves can not be tolerated, said the governor.

He said proposal to introduce water meters are also extremely relevant so as to create general awareness about the importance of water conservation.

Source: APP