SOPs made to ensure provision of clean water in capital

The Capital Development Authority (CDA) has established Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) to ensure that all filtration plants in Islamabad provide clean water. Currently, 103 filtration plants are operational, eighteen of which were constructed under a recent water supply plan approved by the CDA Board. Consumers will be able to verify the filter’s expiration and date of replacement, as well as monitor the complete record checklist displayed at every filtration plant.

Sub-engineers will visit the filtration plants every day and report directly to the Chairman’s office. Meanwhile, assistant directors and deputy directors will visit the plants on alternate days and twice a week, respectively, to strengthen the monitoring mechanism. The Pakistan Council of Research in Water Resources (PCRWR) will conduct regular tests on the water supplied from the filtration plants every month.

In 2013, the CDA hired contractors to operate and maintain these water filtration plants, replace filters and other components, conduct water testing, and provide operators, all in an effort to ensure the provision of clean drinking water. An official noted that a water management plan has been implemented for the summer, contingent upon residents using clean drinking water responsibly. The water filtration plants have also installed new filters to improve water quality for the residents.