Provision of potable water is perhaps the most vital amongst all municipal services. We depend on water for drinking, cooking, washing, carrying away wastes, and other domestic needs. Current water supply system of the city is insufficient for the population of more than 0.300M. Several congested localities of Mingora have been facing acute water shortage for last many years. The affected areas are Malookabad, Rang Mohallah, Aziz Abad and some other residential areas. These are the most populated neighbourhoods of Mingora town with more than 90,000 population, but only four tube-wells are operating, providing drinking water to just 14,000 people.
The existing tube-wells were installed in 1970 for a population of 13,600 people, and since then no new water scheme was launched. adding five to six more water sources were urgently required to cater to the needs of such a huge population of the city.
WSSC Mingora is working on emergency basis to make the nonoperational tube wells operational and add more water sources such that water supply systems must meet requirements for public, commercial, and industrial activities. In all cases, the water must fulfill both quality and quantity requirements.