Water shortage hit Bisham city and suburbs

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SHANGLA: Water shortage has hit Bisham city and its nearby areas after flash floods damaged most of the water supply schemes last week.

Local people told mediapersons on Friday that they had been facing acute water shortage and they were forced to bring water from distant streams and rivers.

“We have been facing water shortage for a week now after heavy rains. Tourists visiting our hotel for stay also faced problems due to water scarcity,” said Shaukat Ali.

He said that the Public Health Engineering Department had failed to devise a proper water supply distribution mechanism and repair the main pipelines to supply water to the city areas.

Habibullah, another resident, said that water supply line of Bisham could not be restored even after passage of one week.

He said that women were bringing water from the Indus River, located far away from the area.

Adeel Khan said that tanker owners had been charging Rs1,500 per tanker of water from Lahore Nullah located on the outskirts of the city.

Sources in PHED said that all water supply lines in the city had been damaged at several points in recent rain and flash floods.

They said that the repair work was underway and water supply would be restored soon.

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