Friday, May 24, 2024

Minister Inaugurates PHA’s Rainwater Harvesting Project

PHA’s rainwater harvesting project was recently launched by Provincial Minister for Literacy and Non-Formal Education Raja Rashid Hafeez and Chairman Parks and Horticulture Authority (PHA) Rawalpindi Asif Mehmood.

Addressing the audience, he announced that the first underground water tank in Rawal Park, with a storage capacity of nearly 100,000 gallons, had been built as part of a Rs.50 million rainwater harvesting system project.

PHA Rawalpindi was in charge of the project, which aimed to limit the use of clean water in parks, he said.

He explained that the project would allow the authority to collect rainfall in Rawalpindi’s numerous parks, which would then be used for irrigation in the city’s parks and other planting sites.

Further, he claimed that in addition to building water filling stations to fill water tankers, water supply systems would be established in the parks.

“A second such tank is already under construction at Liaquat Bagh, while two others would be built in Commercial Market and Allama Iqbal Park,” he added.

He continued, “The total capacity of all four tanks would be over 310,000 gallons. The subterranean water tanks were built as part of this environmentally beneficial project to conserve rainfall.”

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