I am posting this news item from the Daily Times. Thank God that we have the judges taking stock of the critical issues facing the public. The unregulated and greedy companies are selling sub standard water, medicines and milk. W urge the Court to pursue this matter in public interest and get to the point of achieving ‘complete justice’ .
Justice Mian Saqib Nisar of the Lahore High Court (LHC) issued show cause notices to 28 bottled and mineral water supply companies in Punjab that have not had their licences renewed for the last two years. The judge also asked the companies to explain why their units should not be closed and granted one-month to those companies which had licences expired in 2009. The judge also directed that his orders be conveyed to all water bottling Continue reading
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City won’t run dry for next 125 years, claims hydrologist (Daily Times Report By Abdul Manan)
The city will not face water shortage for the next 125 years, as there are ample underground alluvial sands consisting of aquifer material, a hydrologist told Daily Times on Monday.
He said that there would be water even if it did not rain and River Ravi and the Canal dried up.
According to government sources, the Water and Sanitation Agency (WASA) and housing societies had installed around 450 tube wells in the city, which operated for an average duration of 16 to 18 hours a day. The depth of these tube wells varied from 150 metres to 180 metres. The water’s abstraction from the city’s underground aquifer was around 1.45 million cubic metres a day.
Lahoris: Punjab University Hydrology Programme Co-ordinator Professor Iftikhar Ahmad said ground water was the only source of water for the city, and that the ground had enough water for the next 125 years. He said Lahoris need not worry about predictions that the city was drying up. Continue reading