Earthquake Reconstruction and Rehabilitation Authority launches $6.2m rainwater preservation plan
ISLAMABAD: The Earthquake Reconstruction and Rehabilitation Authority (Erra) has launched a $6.2 million plan to preserve rain water in the earthquake-hit areas of Azad Kashmir and Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa.
According to an official, the rain water harvesting system would be installed in 40,000 houses situated in 20 union councils of the earthquake-hit areas of Azad Kashmir and Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa. The system will benefit 250,000 persons of the quake-hit areas.
The system would also be installed in 400 official and community based institutions. From the roof of an average house, up to 130,000 liter rain water could be preserved. The water could be used in kitchen gardening and other activities. The water could help enhancing underground water table, he said. Erra has also distributed a booklet, educating the people about preserving rain water. The booklet is also beneficial for students and faculty members and other institutions.