ISLAMABAD: The Capital Development Authority (CDA), under its ongoing campaign to preserve water, has disconnected 480 illegal water connections during the month of June.

Talking to APP, CDA Water Management Wing Director General Sanaullah Aman said illegal connections also included water connections of farmhouses from major pipelines of Simly Dam.

However, some of the residents have fitted motors in the water pipelines for sucking extra water that causes problems in supplying of water. The teams deployed to keep check on proper water usage in the capital, have identified 100 motors or pumps installed at various places that have been disconnected, Aman said. Under the campaign, the CDA magistrate issued 75 challans during last two weeks to people for wasting water on washing cars, gardening and other chores.

The CDA has deployed three teams comprising five members each who are regularly visiting different sectors in the morning and evening to monitor use of water by the residents.

The campaign urging residents to use water judiciously in their daily routine was initiated last month on the directives of CDA Chairman Imtiaz Inayat Elahi. Aman said banners and posters carrying various messages to save water have been displayed across the city. The campaign aimed at making citizens more responsible for utilizing water resources will continue till July 15.

Aman said that the CDA control room established to check water leakages is working round the clock.

The CDA control room has addressed some 152 complaints of water leakages by the residents on telephone number 9207286, so far.