Chagai – Large quantity of drinking water is being wasted due to leakages in main pipelines of Siyah Jungle water supply scheme amid water scarcity in Dalbandin, learnt Balochistan Point.
Leakage in water pipelines was discovered when a group of journalists visited Siyah Jungle areas which is situated at a distance of 5 kilometers from Dalbandin.
Journalists were accompanied by local leaders of JUI-F; Hafiz Ismail Gorgej, Qari Ahsan Notezai and social worker Attaullah Muhammad Hasni who had who identified the leakages on 8 points of main pipeline.
Dalbandin city needs 800,000 gallons of drinking water but PHE is supplying just 130,000 gallons per day.
According to sources, Dalbandin city needs 800,000 gallons of drinking water daily but Public Health Engineering (PHE) is supplying just 130,000 gallons per day due to that lack of water. Consequently, people are compelled people to buy water from the tanker mafia or carry from far-flung areas.
According to local residents, wastage of thousands of gallons of water during water shortage tantamount to criminal negligence of PHE Department.
PHE officers based in Dalbandin denied leakage of water pipelines from 8 points in Siyah Jungle area. “There are just one to two leakages which will be covered soon,” added the official.
Sources have also claimed that sewerage pipes have been mixed with drinking water pipes near eastern side of Killi Khan Jan. This can result in spread of fatal diseases in Dalbandin, fear the sources while talking to Balochistan Point.
Wastage of thousands of gallons of water during water shortage tantamount to criminal negligence of PHE Department – local residents.
Citizens have protested several times against lack of water in Dalbandin but no meaningful action has taken by higher authorities. Local representatives of Dalbandin have also not addressed this issue sincerely.
People belonging to different school of thoughts have appealed to higher authorities to take action to solve issue of water scarcity and leakages of pipes in vicinity of Dalbandin.
Published in Balochistan Point on October 24, 2015