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Wasa finalises monsoon plan to deal with flash floods

May 23, 2022

Rawalpindi: Water and Sanitation Agency (Wasa) Rawalpindi has finalized a plan to deal with any flash flood situation during monsoon season.

WASA and Rescue-1122 have also conducted mock drills at Rawal Dam to assess preparations for rescue operations in case of possible floods during the monsoon.

The drills were also attended by the Civil Defence, volunteers, scouts, and other departments concerned.

Managing Director, Wasa, Raja Shoukat Mehmood said that the purpose of the mock drills was to check the coordination and efficiency between the related agencies during any emergency.

He said that Wasa Rawalpindi has finalised the monsoon plan.

According to a Wasa spokesman, personnel performed in an excellent manner in several practical exercises, including incident command posts, sailing, drowning rescue exercises, first aid, swimming, and diving.

He said that with the help of strong coordination and timely response between the relevant agencies, the loss of precious lives in any flood situation could be prevented.

He said, all the arrangements to deal with any flood situation during the monsoon were being finalized and the mock drill was part of the department’s routine and scheduled exercises.

Overhauling of the machinery had been finalized besides testing of sucking, jetting machines, and dewatering sets, he said.

WASA had also finalized training of the staff, he said adding, that the sewerage lines were being cleaned.

Manhole covers had also been installed besides setting up of flood response units while cleaning of Nullah Leh would be completed before the monsoon rains, he added.