ISLAMABAD - Pakistan Space and Upper Atmosphere Research Commission (Suparco) has offered Satellite Imaging System (SIS) to the Capital Development Authority (CDA) for indicating exact location of the leakage in water supply network. Since long, the leakage has been a big problem as it is estimated that nearly 40pc of the water supplied by the civic agency is wasted due to the leakage. Keeping in view the present depleting water resources, the problem is growing even worse due to the ongoing drought. SIS can effectively indicate the point where the leakage takes place, thus saving hours of engineers efforts for the purpose, a senior official in the Planning Wing of the Authority informed TheNation on condition of anonymity. The official said that the system did not cost too much, as the Suparco would charge only Rs0.75 million for three months. The commission would provide CDA with the footages of places wherefrom the leakage takes place on a three-months basis, a CDA official said. The official said that CDA Water Enquiry Offices set up in nearly every sector had not come up to the mark in addressing complaints of the residents. Therefore, he said, there was a serious need of installation of such a foolproof system to quickly and effectively plug the gap in service. The official also expressed concerns regarding CDAs impracticable zoning regulations, which he said have paved way for serious violations in Zone-IV. The Authority has banned construction in Zone-IV but it could not compel landowners in the Zone to abide by CDA rules. Now the situation is that people have even encroached the rivers vital for supplying water to Rawal Lake and Simly Dam, due to which the situation would further aggravate in future, CDA official said. Meanwhile, Federal Government Employees Housing Foundation has paid an amount of Rs. 150 million to the District Administration for the payment of affectees of Sector G-15/3. According to sources of the foundation, Rs. 2 billion has already paid to the district administration for the payment of affectees of Sector G-14 and G-15. Official of the foundation told that the two teams of PWD have already started the survey of houses in Sector G-15/3 and it would be completed in next week and after that, the survey of Sector G-14 to be started. They said that after completion of the survey, the amount to be paid to affectees and possession of land to be taken back. Meanwhile, the consultant firm of Sector G-14 started the survey for designing the infrastructure of the development works.