The project would provide 36.36 million gallons of potable water @ 57.5 gallons per capita per day
to the Mirpur City, Islamgarh, Hamidabad, Dudyal and Siakh Hamlets to a projected population up to 2030.
So far this year, water use is 137 gallons per capita per day
, though summer - traditionally the highest-usage period - is just beginning.
'The current domestic consumption which currently stands at 12.75 gallons per capita per day
is anticipated to drop further in the next coming years mainly attributable to city's high population growth,' he said and added that
He said that the water shortage is being greatly exaggerated by Karachi Water and Sewerage Board (KWSB) for the last many years, adding that the KWSB officials can't fool him, as he is a professional engineer.Murad said that the population of the city according to the recent census, the population of the city was touching 16 million and as per the water board's standard, the water requirement was 50 gallons per capita per day
He said Zone V of Islamabad Capital Territory has been earmarked for housing schemes by private sector and the estimated cost of the Zone would be 30 lacs with minimum water requirement of 50 gallons per capita per day
. He said water supply project of Cherah Dam has been prepared in collaboration with Small Dams Organization with total cost of Rs5.3 billion.