210m liters clean water goes down the drain in Peshawar
PESHAWAR: An estimated 210 million liters of clean water goes down the drain on monthly basis in the provincial metropolis, Peshawar mainly due to car washing by 200 service stations. A study conducted by Water and Sanitation Services Peshawar (WSSP) revealed that there were around 200 service stations functioning in Peshawar consuming about 210 million liters of clean water on a monthly basis. Each service station was utilizing around 16000 liters of water on a daily basis, adds the study released by WSSP. Water and Sanitation Service Peshawar in its report on “Use of Water in Peshawar” also made suggestions for recycling of water discharged by service stations. The water discharged from service stations was highly dangerous because of containing a mixer of different chemicals including oil, grease, hydro folic acid, phosphate, detergent, etc. Direct discharge of service station water into drains was also polluting the agriculture field, the report continued. It also recommended arrangements for properly disposing of the service station’s discharge and for stopping its supply to agriculture fields and rivers. WSSP study observed that sewerage treatment plants, if installed, would not help cleaning of service stations' used water because of the high level of contamination. The report recommended mapping of all the service stations operating in the provincial metropolis and for collection of details about water being used by each service station. - APP