RAWALPINDI - The Islamabad administration has decided to use the water of Meeradatu Dam to supply potable water to the residents of rural areas of the federal capital.

According to sources, PC-II of the project had been sent to the Central Development Working Party (CDWP), an institution of the Planning Commission.

When contacted, Deputy Commissioner (DC), Aamir Ali Ahmed said that Meeradatu Dam has capacity of storing enough water but the water is being wasted from the time of formation of Islamabad. “We want to utilize the water by supplying it to the rural areas of Islamabad and PC-I of the project was forwarded,” he said.

The DC further said that test on the dam water revealed that it could not be used for drinking purpose without filtration. The project would cost almost Rs30 million, he said, adding the water would be supplied to Khanna, Tramri and Alipur Farash areas.