As per the national policy to conserve water, Water and Sanitation Agency (WASA) has sealed 67 car wash facilities in the Rawalpindi city.
The action was taken against those car wash centers who still have not installed the recycling plants as per the guidelines of the Punjab government.
“In last seven days, we have shut down 67 car wash stations. The action has been taken against those who are violating the rules and we have direct orders from High Court,” emphasized WASA Chairman Arif Abbasi.
Note here that earlier Car wash facilities were given a deadline of 2 months to comply with the rules while they also have to make sure that the car wash system uses less than 100 liters to wash a car and install a recycling plant.
Total 105 service stations were issued warning letters in October this year that were found to be misusing precious drinking water.
“There will be no discrimination and we will make sure that every operating service station has the recycling plant and special water nozzle systems,” said WASA Chairman.
It is a commendable step and should be replicated in all other cities of the province and gradually in the whole country. Earlier we reported that Lahore city roads were being washed with the drinking water which was hideous in approach towards the water crisis. There is a need that government officials also stand up and comply with the national policy.