Each village of Multan division will start getting clean potable water from May 2016 under Punjab Saaf Paani Project.

Commissioner Multan Division Capt (r) Assad Ullah Khan told the participants of a meeting that the services of consultant had been hired to launch the project and it would start in May 2016. He added that the tenders would be released very soon to start supply of clean water as soon as possible. He added that the government had launched the project in different districts of the province and the areas with brackish sub-soil water are being given priority. He revealed that the installation of water filtration plants is underway in Lodhran while Multan, Vehari, Khanewal, Pakpattan and Jhang are next in line.

DCO Zahid Saleem Gondal said that hepatitis has turned epidemic in Shujabad tehsil and therefore the project would be launched in the tehsil on priority basis.

Speaking on the occasion, representative of Saaf Paani Project disclosed that filtration plant would be installed in every village with 2,000 population. He added that imported reverse osmosis plants would be installed in areas with brackish water while local filtration plants would be installed in areas with sweet water. He revealed that solar power system would be installed at each plant to run it and the contractor would be responsible to run the plant for three years. He said that a body consisting of nine local residents would locate spot for installation of plant and look after it. He added that the survey to install plants in 120 localities had been completed.