22mgd water supply resumes

KARACHI: Twenty-two million gallon daily (mgd) water supply has resumed to the city after repairing of one out of five pumps of North East Karachi (NEK) pumping house of Karachi Water & Sewerage Board (KWSB) on Tuesday.

“Now all the five pumps are working with full capacity. The 110 mgd water is being supplied through NEK and 28 mgd water from Old Pump House, while the required level of water has also increased,” said Managing Director KWSB Syed Hashim Raza Zaidi while during his visit to both the pumps.

He said the shortage of water in district Central, district West and North Karachi was due to drying of Hub Dam, however, steps were being taken on emergency basis to bring equilibrium in demand and supply.

“Water is being supplied with full capacity from NEK pumping station. After repairing and installation of pump No1, 22mgd water has been included in the system, which would normalize water supply. The areas facing shortage of water would be provided water,” he said.

Deputy MD Technical Services Mashkoor ul Hasnain, chief engineers Iftikhar Ahmed Khan, Noor Muhammed Chohan, Deputy Chief Engineer Assadullah Khan, In-charge Hydrants Rashid Siddiqui and Superintending Engineer Jameel Ansari were also present on the occasion.

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