GARAM CHASHMA: A water supply project established at a cost of about Rs83 million has become a serious source of threat to the health of hundreds of people in the Lotkoh valley of Chitral.
A source in the area told ChitralToday that funded by the government of Pakistan the water supply project in the Roi village was inaugurated last year by then MPA Salim Khan.
He said the tank of the water supply project was constructed in the Moshen village, about five kilometres away from the consumers.
The source said since its inauguration, no steps had been taken to clean the water tank and the channel from a spring to the tank.
As a result, the water channel and tank are full of all types of dirt, including animal wastes.
Some volunteers from the village cleaned the tank last year but there has been no efforts to maintain the facility on a regular basis. The scheme is providing drinking water to about 150 houses.
The source said the water had never been tested in a laboratory. The residents called upon the government to direct the public health engineering department to resolve the issue for the safety of the consumers.