Islamabad: The Capital Development Authority’s (CDA) Water Management Wing has taken a proactive step to tackle the growing water scarcity issue in the capital. The civic body has started a feasibility study for two new dams, Shadra and Chinot.
The decision to explore additional water reservoirs arises from the need for more of the Khanpur Dam and Simly Dam to meet the escalating demands of the capital. The anticipated storage capacity of the Shadra Dam is 6-8 million gallons/day (MGD). Meanwhile, the Chinot Dam has a substantial capacity between 16 and 18 MGD. The dams are poised to increase Islamabad’s water reserves significantly.
The Water Management Wing is formulating the Terms of Reference (TORs) for the feasibility study, a critical step in assessing these proposed projects’ viability and potential impact. Once finalized, the authority will issue tenders for the feasibility study, which will significantly address the capital’s water challenges.
Upon completion of the feasibility study, the subsequent phase will involve tendering for implementing new hydropower projects to derive sustainable energy from these strategic water sources. The approval for the feasibility study by the CDA Chairman will be instrumental in ensuring alignment with the city’s long-term development and environmental sustainability goals.
This move by the CDA reflects a commitment to providing a sustainable solution to Islamabad’s rising water demands and fortifying the city’s water security for the future. The feasibility study is expected to shed light on the potential of these new dams in meeting the growing water needs of the capital. For the latest Real Estate News and Blogs, visit Realtorspk blogs.