Drinking water is a scarce source in the concession areas. Locals are depending on open water ponds or rain water to fulfill their water needs. Operative in the area, OGDCL took upon itself to help the locals to overcome the crisis by executing the following water supply schemes:
WATER STORAGE TANKS UCH
To facilitate the local community living in the premises of Uch Gas Field two concrete Water Tanks (7 × 7-1/2),one on the eastern side and the other in western side constructed amounting to Rs. 0.090 million. These two water tanks are operational. Local community living in the surrounding gets water for domestic use. The tanks are filled on daily basis by OGDCL.
OGDCL financed installation of tube wells for drinking water at Mohallah Koho Zareen, Koho Balai, Zanko Zareen and Zanko Balai amounting to Rs. 20.00 million. The installation of tube wells at Pirkoh has increased asset value and also enhanced access to water forlocal inhabitants.
REPLACEMENT OF PIPELINE DERA BUGTI
A Scheme titled “Replacement of pipeline for water supply to Killi Kalli, Dera Bugti at a cost of Rs.2 million has been executed to provide drinking water to local community. A water resistivity survey was completed in the area of Loti and Pirkoh to check the availability of water. The subject scheme was recommended by MNA Mir Dostan Khan Domki and endorsed by Deputy Commissioner Dera Bugti. The water supply will provide hygienic water to 2000 souls @ 20 gallons per capita per day for twenty years. This scheme will also minimize the drastic effects of drought in the area and seems to be in the best interest of community
For sustainable water management, the Company approved drilling & development of bore, supply/installation of solar submersible pump, construction of pumping house and laying of 4 km pvc pipeline at district Lasbella with estimated cost of Rs.6.202 million and Rehabilitation of water supply scheme for Johri/Pitokh, Habib Rahi, Peshi, Landi, Dinani, Kurdan, marrow, District Dera Bugti amounting to Rs. 61.78 million.
INSTALLATION OF PLASTIC TANKS, DISTRICT LASBELLA
Lasbella was a very small town with a population of about 150,000 people. Over the years the population of the district has grown to almost one million which also raised the demand of water. The Company Installed 54 plastic tanks with foundation, protection wall and pipes for 53 villages of UC Liari District Lasbella for the local community.
INSTALLATION OF PRESSURE AND HAND PUMPS KHYBER PAKHTUNKHWA
The Company installed 50 water pressure pumps near Latambar, UC Jandri, District Karak, 70 hand pumps for UC Khushal Garh and 153 water storage tanks at Shakardara district Kohat.
OGDCL also installed 14 Nos Hand Pumps at Banda Daud Shah,Nashpa District Karak and 25 pressure pumps at different locations of District Karak to enhance access of water for local communities.
WATER PURIFICATION PLANT, MULTAN
A reverse osmosis/water purification plant has been installed along with civil works at Regional Office Multan to ensure clean drinking water to the people of the area at a cost of Rs. 1.8 million.
POND STORAGE & SOLAR PANEL SYSTEMS, RAJANPUR
Pond storage of water has been constructed along with wired fencing at already drilled tube well at Khumbi (Kalchas) which is a tribal area of Rajanpur. Solar panel systems have also been installed at a total cost of Rs. 1.315
OGDCL installed 39 Hand Pumps with cost of Rs.0.497 million in the area of U/C Shahid Khan Gopang near Kunnar Field, District Hyderabad for the provision of clean water to the local community.