ISLAMABAD - Residents of Sector F-6 of the federal capital are being supplied polluted drinking water due to the leaking potable water supply lines and sewerage pipes but the Capital Development Authority (CDA) is not taking any remedial step in this regard.

According to sources, the residents are forced to buy costly drinking water from private companies. Earlier, the CDA was struggling to fulfil the water demands in the city, now the problem of mixing of sewerage is also mounting. Moreover, dirty water has been supplied to the dwellers of Lane 32 of Sector F-6/1 for last six months, making them bath and wash their clothes and utensils with the stinky water.

The residents are also complaining that they have to clean the water storage tanks in their houses after every few days due to the supply of dirty water.

Shafiq Khan, a resident, said that lines of water supply and sewerage are damaged and the supplied water could not be used for any purpose. They have to either bring water from water filtration plants or buy from private water suppliers, he said, adding he had complained to the CDA Inquiry Office many times, but to no avail.

Amanullah and Ramazan, residents of Sector F-6/1, said that once officials of CDA came to check the problem but they could not understand the problem and never visited the area again.

The residents demanded of the Chairman CDA and other high officials of the authority to change the water supply lines and sewerage lines to stop the mixing of sewerage water in clean drinking water.