According to officials, the Water and Sanitation Agency (WASA) has approved a budget of Rs5156 billion for the financial year 2021-22. Preliminary approval of the budget was given in a meeting of the finance sub-committee.
The budget will be presented at Rawalpindi Development Authority and WASA Authority meeting for formal approval. The budget maintains old rates on water supply and sewerage charges or new water connections.
In the budget, revenue from WASA’s own sources has been estimated at Rs1,370.3 million, while the Punjab government will provide Rs1,061.7 million in annual development fund items. The amount includes Rs840.7 million for Chauhan Dam Water Supply Project, Rs50 million for replacement of old and dilapidated lines under gastro package, Rs50 million for laying sewerage system in Union Councils, Rs50 million for Kehkashan Water Supply Scheme, Rs10 million for installation of small sewerage plants and Rs30 million for upgrading Satellite Town’s sewerage system.