Cleanup plan

  • 14/05/2004

Cleanup plan To reduce the pollution level of Rawal lake in Islamabad, the Rawal Lake Catchment Management Committee (RLCMC) has decided to periodically inject activated carbon into waters of the catchment area, The decision was taken in its second meeting held in Islamabad.

Apart from representative of the Pakistan Environment Protection Agency (pepa), RLCMC members include officials of the Water and Sanitation Agency (WASA), Rawalpindi Development Authority, Capital Development Authority (CDA), Small Dams Organization (SDO) and Punjab Environment Protection Agency (EPA). At the meeting, it was decided that action would be taken against those who were causing contamination in the lake by violating the Pakistan Environment Protection Act, 1997.

The quality of water supplied by Rawal Dam, the major water source of Rawalpindi, is deteriorating with increasing contents of human and poultry refuse, warned PEPA. Asif Shuja, director general, said: "Samples show that the water of Rawal lake contains high concentration of phosphate and sulphate

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