ALARMING SITUATION: WATER CRISIS HITS ISLAMABAD:
Envision a city you are residing at is without water supply? Is survival possible?. Indeed, even the prospect of this is horrifying right? Well, this is going to actually happen because of only 10 days water reserve is left in Islamabad. Not only Islamabad, entire Pakistan is confronting the predicament of the water crisis. News spinning around these days is that authorities have cut the water supply to half of the demand of the city. The water crisis has become a permanent headache for the occupants of Islamabad for the past few years. Inhabitants are with the view that authorities hadn’t paid any genuine concern over this acute dilemma. Mushrooming of illegal water supply is on crest due to the water crisis. Plenty of reasons are there for this intense issue. Let’s discuss that:
- The water level in Simly and Khanpur dam has dropped to a dead level. These both reservoirs can provide water to the city for only a few days now. 19 MGD and 9 MGD is being pumped from both dams respectively.
- Pakistan is confronting extreme global warming issues and as a result of that, there is no rain and less snowfall in a year. Insufficient rain and snowfall is the key factor of the water crisis.
- The damaged water pipeline from different areas is mainly contributing to making this problem more intense.
- 33 tube wells of Islamabad are dysfunctional. Depletion of groundwater is making this problem worse.
- Pakistan lack dams. More than a million gallons of water is squandered because of fewer dams in Pakistan. If these circumstances continue, there are chances that Pakistan will be left with no water by 2025.
- The equipment of these both dams are malfunctioning. In addition to this, illegal water connections have made this dilemma worse.
Water is the fundamental need of every individual. If we end up wasting water we will wind up in a serious water crisis. It’s prime time that authorities take this issue very seriously. Otherwise, our coming generations will endure a great deal. As summer rolls, water consumption increases in an impressively substantial way. The only way to avoid a water crisis in summers is by building dams and reservoirs and saving water in them. Water is the most prominent blessing granted by the God. The most ideal way to safeguard it isn’t to squander it.