CDA Completes Dozens of Rainwater Harvesting Projects to Enhance Water Conservation


In a positive development, the CDA announced the completion of 90 rainwater harvesting projects in the capital.

The Chairman of CDA, Noor Ul Amin Mengal, broke the news on Twitter and added that the Federal Flood Commission is financing 100 more projects besides CDA’s own ongoing projects.

rain water harvesting in iSLAMABAD

Source: Twitter

In April 2023, the Capital Development Authority (CDA) approved a new policy that mandated the installation of rainwater harvesting systems in both residential and commercial buildings.

According to the policy, no building’s map will be approved unless it includes a water recharging well and a water reuse system with a tank.

This move was intended to enhance water conservation efforts undertaken by the CDA.

3,846 Projects Completed Across Pakistan

In 2022, a total of 3,846 small-scale rainwater harvesting schemes were completed across Pakistan in both rural and urban areas. These initiatives aim to promote appropriate technologies for water storage and conservation.

Among the provinces, Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (KP) leads with the highest number of completed schemes, accounting for 3,606 projects.

Punjab follows with 180 completed schemes, while Sindh has 60 completed schemes.

For Punjab, a total of 3,980 schemes were planned, out of which 180 have been successfully completed, and work on 320 schemes is currently in progress. An additional 3,480 schemes are still in the approval stages.

In KP, a total of 12,790 schemes were proposed, and of these, 3,606 schemes have already been completed, with 42 schemes currently in progress.

These rainwater harvesting initiatives reflect efforts to address water scarcity and enhance water conservation measures nationwide.

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