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Managing Director Karachi Water Sewerage Board says all measures must be taken to ensure swift provision of water supply services to citizens

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Karachi, March 08, 2013 (PPI-OT): Managing Director Karachi Water and Sewerage Board Misbahuddin Farid, in a high profile meeting regarding measure for summers, stated that all measure must be taken to ensure swift provision of water supply services to the citizens of Karachi.

During the meeting M.D KW and SB directed that in order to meet the increased water supply needs it is vital that all measure are taken and water is distributed evenly among the citizens. All Deputy Managing Directors, Chief Engineers, Zonal Chief Engineers and concerned officers were present in the meeting to formulate a strategy for summers.

He directed that performance must be enhanced at all pumping stations and blockages must be cleared on immediate basis. He also directed to place schedules at all the pumping stations. He also directed D.M.D Technical Services to pay special attention to line leakages and ensure that water is not wasted.

Talking to the meeting he said that, it is indeed a fact that the water quota allocated from River Indus is not sufficient for Karachi. We are short of 400 million gallons on daily basis and all our appeals for increment in quota have been ignored. However, we are striving to provide the citizens of Karachi with swift water supply services.

We are also striving to improve and enhance our water supply system and directions have been issued to improve the water supply infrastructure and water supply system. Although we face financial constraints officers and workers of KW and SB are working hard to provide relief to the citizens during upcoming summers.

Moreover, elimination of Illegal Hydrants is also a vital need of the hour and citizens should cooperate with us in this regard, he added. He said that if citizens cooperate we can easily overcome water theft and provide better utility services to the citizens.

M.D KW and SB appealed to the citizens that to use water with caution and avoid un-necessary usage of water so that provision to tale end consumers can be ensured. He said that KW and SB is a public service institution providing services to more than 20 million citizens of Karachi which is not an easy task. M.D KW and SB appreciating KESC cooperation stated that KESC is ensuring 24/7 electric supply to all pumping stations in order to help the citizens by ensuring swift supply to citizens.

For more information contact:
Karachi Water and Sewerage Board
Mr. Zahid Mehmood
P.S. Chairman Office
Tel: 99240819
Fax-99245136

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