LAHORE: Water and Sanitation Agency (WASA) of the Lahore Development Authority (LDA) has launched a mega project of installation of meters on water connection with the initial cost of Rs. 10 million.
These metres would be installed on domestic and commercial water supply connections across the provincial capital.
WASA will install new meters and replace defected ones in phases.
In the first phase at least 10000 meters would be installed during the current fiscal year,said official sources.
The sources added that under the project water connections would be regularised and efficient meters would be installed to overcome financial deficit and water theft.
According to budget documents approved by the LDA Governing body, WASA is excepting total receipts of Rs. 14.05 billion in the financial year 2014-15,while it will spend Rs. 14.89 billion including Rs. 5.63 billion for development schemes.
Replacement of outlived water supply lines in various localities of the city will cost Rs. 800 million. Installation of 13 new tube-wells will cost Rs. 180 million.
WASA already is working on various development projects in the city,including replacement of sewerage lines,improvement of Samanabad drain,water treatment plants at river Ravi,filtration plants and several others.