Ctg Wasa to install 173 hydrants to assist Fire Service in controlling fire
Chattogram Water Supply And Sewerage Authority (Wasa) is working to install 173 fire hydrants in Chattogram city to provide easy access to water to the fire service during fire.
Wasa has taken this initiative with a vision to supply adequate water in the city through their new projects especially when it's needed in time of fire emergencies.
Chattogram Wasa authority observed that, the Fire Service and Civil Defence has been facing a severe water crisis in the recent years due to the continuous depletion of natural water sources, especially ponds. Lack of adequate water supply often leads to rapid fire control and in some cases huge loss of resources, loss of homes as well as loss of life.
Chattogram Wasa had been noticing this issue for a long time. So by installing fire hydrant at the first opportunity, it is facilitating the fire service to get water source.
A total of 173 fire hydrants will be installed in 41 wards of the city.
Chattogram Wasa Chief Engineer Maqsud Alam told BSS that "The work of installing 54 fire hydrants has already been completed. The fire service has given trials in four. They are satisfied that there is enough water in all of them. Wasa hopes that once all fire hydrants are installed, firefighters will no longer have to rush for water in the event of a fire. With the map in their hands, they will be able to find the source of water quickly."
"These 173 fire hydrants are part of our two projects," said the chief engineer. "Of these, 29 fire hydrants will be installed in the Chittagong Water Supply and Sanitation Project. The remaining 144 will be installed under Karnafuli Water Supply Project Phase-2. As a result, Wasa does not have to spend any extra money to build a state-of-the-art firefighting infrastructure in the city," he added.