Rawal Park has finished the construction of its first underground water tank. Rawalpindi’s Parks and Horticulture Authority (PHA) completed a PKR50 million project to limit the use of clean water in parks.
The tank project which aims to collect rainwater can roughly hold about 100,000 gallons of water. Rawal Lake’s new water tank will be key in the upcoming monsoon season in Rawalpindi.
The project, according to PHA Director General Zaheer Ahmed Jappa, will allow the authority to collect rainwater in various parks throughout Rawalpindi, which will be used for irrigation in parks and other planting areas throughout the city.
Allama Iqbal Park, Rawal Park, Pothohar Park, Liaquat Bagh, and Commercial Market Children’s Park are among the parks in Rawalpindi where these initiatives will be inaugurated.
The PHA Director went on to say that a second tank is being erected in Liaquat Bagh, and two more would be created in Commercial Market and Allama Iqbal Park, with a total capacity of over 300,000 gallons.
He explained that the underground water tanks are being built to conserve rainwater as part of this environmentally friendly project. He added that the project would help safeguard clean water from being overused for irrigation purposes.
This project will help to save almost 300,000 gallons of clean water.