Water availability on a per capita basis has been declining at an alarming rate. It has been decreased from about 5,000 cubic meters per capita in 1951 to about 1,100 cubic meters currently, which is just above the internationally recognized scarcity rate. It is projected that water availability will be less than 700 cubic meters per capita by 2025. The average person in Pakistan uses 10 liters of water every day for drinking, washing and cooking against the European average of 200 liters of water per day.
As per Ministry of Environment’s State of the Environment Report, the country will slip below the limit of 1,000 cubic meters of water per capita per year from 2010 onwards. The situation could get worse in areas situated outside the Indus basin where the annual average is already below 1000 cubic meters per head.
PPAT works proactively to provide clean drinking water to eradicate water borne diseases and improve lives of communities that cannot afford clean drinking water. The trust has already established 3 water filtration plants in collaboration with generous donors, Former Governor Punjab Chaudary Sarwar and charities such as Human Relief Foundation. Apart from establishing water filtration plants, the trust has installed electric water coolers at various locations in District Mandi Bahauddin to provide cold water to inhabitants that suffer from harsh summer temperatures in the region.