‘WASA staff in field to remove stagnant rainwater'

Sunday, Mar 03, 2024

Rawalpindi: Managing Director (MD) of Water and Sanitation Agency (WASA) Muhammad Saleem Ashraf has said that staff were working in the field to remove stagnant rainwater.

Talking to APP, he said in low-lying areas, WASA teams were engaged in rainwater drainage with the help of heavy machinery.

He said, WASA Rawalpindi was put on high alert to deal with any emergency as intermittent rain continued in the twin cities on Saturday. A rain emergency was also declared. A total of more than 13 mm of rain was recorded in Rawalpindi on Saturday, the MD informed.

He said that according to the Meteorological Department, 13 mm of rain was recorded at Saidpur, 06 mm at Golra, 05 mm at Bokra, 13 mm at PMD, 08 mm at Shamsabad while 05 mm of rain was recorded at Chaklala. He informed that in Nullah Leh, the water level at Kattrian was 5 feet while at Gawalmandi Bridge, the water level was 4 feet at 3.50 pm.