Chairman Capital Development Authority directs to formulate Standard Operating Procedures for availability and quality assurance of water at every filtration plant

Islamabad, November 04, 2013 (PPI-OT): Chairman Capital Development Authority (CDA) Nadeem Hassan Asif chaired a high level meeting regarding water filtration plants in Islamabad here at CDA headquarters this morning. Member (Engineering) Sanaullah Aman, Director General (Water Management) and concerned officers also attended this meeting.

During the meeting the Chairman CDA said that clean water is pre-requisite for good health and it is our duty to provide clean drinking water to residents of Islamabad. Vision of healthy Islamabad is incomplete without provision of clean drinking water facility to residents of Islamabad. All possible efforts will be made for this purpose and no laxity will be tolerated in this regard, the Chairman further said.

The meeting was informed that CDA has installed Thirty Eight (38) water filtration plants in the city out of which thirty four (34) filtration plants are properly functional. Four non-functioning filtration plants include filtration plant installed at Fruit and Vegetable market I-11/4 ,H-9 Bazaar, I-9/4 and G-6/2 which will soon be made operational after required repair and maintenance. The Chairman CDA directed the completion of repair and maintenance work within a week.

The meeting was also informed that CDA has out sourced the operation and maintenance of these water filtration plants including change of filters and other components, water testing and presence of operators to contractors after completing all procedural formalities.

The Chairman during the meeting directed to formulate Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for availability and quality assurance of water at every filtration plant. The SOP along with a checklist should be prominently displayed on every filtration plant while the operator at every plant should maintain a book having complete record and schedule for change of filters, the Chairman further directed. The Chairman also directed that fortnightly water testing by third party i-e PCRWR or NIH for quality assurance should also be made mandatory.

To ensure quality water supply to Islamabad residents through CDA installed water plants, the chairman further directed that daily visit by sub-engineer to filtration plants should be made compulsory.

The report of visit should be submitted directly to Chairman’s office daily. To further strengthen the monitoring mechanism, the chairman directed that the concerned Assistant Director should visit the filtration plants on alternate days while twice a week visit by the concerned Deputy Director should also be made mandatory.

The Director should visit the water filtration plants once a week while the DG should ensure his fortnightly visit, the chairman further directed. He further added that they all will submit their reports independently to Chairman.

For more information, contact:
Public Relations Directorate
Capital Development Authority (CDA)
Main Office, G-7/4, Islamabad
Tel: +9251 925 2614
Email: getreply@cda.gov.pk

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