LAHORE: The Lahore Cantonment Board, established in 1850, is still without a proper sewer system, due to which many residents are forced to rely on outdated sewage treatment.

Residents of Cavalry Grounds and adjoining areas have demanded that the authorities concerned streamline the sewer system to protect them from health problems. Talking to Daily Times on Thursday, they said that there were sewage pipelines in the above-mentioned residential areas, but that they were not operational.

They said due to the poor sewerage system many residents were still relying on septic tanks, which were a major cause of pollution of the ground water. They said it was a difficult to keep these tanks clean.

On condition of anonymity, a Cantonment official said, “The Cantonment authorities sent a master plan to the caretaker federal government and the then prime minister approved it.

The plan has been integrated with the Water and Sanitation Agency sewer system to dispose of the sewage into the Hadiyara Drain.”

He said National Engineering Services Pakistan had devised the master plan. He said the federal government and the Punjab government would each bear 50 percent of the cost.

Source: Daily Times