Islamabad - The residents of different sectors of the Federal Capital have urged the Capital Development Authority (CDA) chairman to direct the department concerned for ensuring proper maintenance and repair of more than 25 faulty water filtration plants.

Out of total 35 plants, over 25 have been out of order for many months, but no action has been taken by the Water Management Directorate of CDA, which is responsible for their repair.

Atif Aslam, a resident of Sector G-7/1, told APP on Sunday that the lives of G-7 people were at risk because of drinking polluted tap water as the filtration plants in the sector had been either closed or needed replacement of filters.

“The CDA’s water management officials have failed to fulfill their duty despite receiving huge funds annually in the name of provision of safe and filtered drinking water to the residents of Federal Capital,” he added.

He said filters were not replaced even after passing their life and the people had no choice but to drink unhygienic water being supplied through these plants.

Tanveer Ahmed, who resides in Sector G-6, said the condition of water filtration plants in his sector was pathetic with provision of unhygienic and polluted water, but the CDA bosses had no time to provide remedy. On many complaints, some CDA officials visited the area a month ago but repairing of the plants had not been carried out till date.

He urged CDA Chairman Maroof Afzal to take personal interest in the matter and ensure that filtration plants were repaired soon. Similarly, the residents of G-8, G-9, G-10, and I-8 are also dissatisfied over the maintenance and upkeep of the filtration plants. This correspondent, during visit of different sectors, found the people complaining of unhygienic conditions at the plants.