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
Restoration of Abandoned Water Supply Schemes
List of abandoned Water Supply Schemes which have been restored by WSSC Swat in 2018-19 are mentioned below. These additional tube wells helped in decreasing the percentage of water deficit as per demand.
- Water Supply Scheme Mula Baba
- Water Supply Scheme Surghar
- Water Supply Scheme Gui Kada No. 1.
- Water Supply Scheme Kargal Faiz Abad.
- Water Supply Scheme College Colony.
Water Quality Tests
Keeping in view the public health and to avoid water borne diseases, all 42 water tanks were Cleaned and Chlorinated to maintain residual chlorine i.e. 0.2 mg/l as per WHO standard. In addition to this more than 400 Rft Pipes relocated from drains and other vulnerable points. Aqua tabs were also provided to community for the treatment of water on household level. Vulnerable points were also identified for testing of water quality. More than 9 water quality samples were collected from different points and tested through PCRWR and were found satisfactory for drinking.
Disconnection of illegal water supply connections
Illegal Connections not only affect Revenue of the Company but also mislead to efficient strategy towards future plan to be under taken for better Water Supply System. WSSCS Management is very keen regarding elimination of Illegal Connections and total 1624 Illegal Connections were disconnected while hundreds of Connections were regularized and fines were charged from those having Illegal Connections
Gap Analysis Water Resource
Quantity and Pressure of water supply in “Mohallah Muhammad Gul Shaheed” & “Ishaq Mohallah” was very low from last 8 years. After proper planning and necessary efforts of water supply team the people of the above-mentioned areas are now getting enough water with sufficient pressure.