KWSB blames KE for 14m gallons water shortage

KARACHI: Karachi Water and Sewerage Board (KWSB) on Thursday said that frequent shutdown of electricity by Karachi Electric has created water shortage in the city.

KWSB Spokesman, Nazir Ahmed, said in a statement that supply from 10 water pumps remained halted due to frequent shutdown by K-Electric at Gharo pumping station, causing a shortage of 14 million gallons of water in the city.

Giving details of electricity shutdown at pumping stations due to faults at KE grid station, he said that the shutdown was witnessed in three phases from 8:30 pm to 9:15 pm on Wednesday, 11:30 pm to 1:45 am and 8:30 am to 9:15 am on Thursday.

He said that the city was witnessing water shortage of 65 million gallons of water from Hub Dam and current shutdown has created more difficulty for the KWSB to ensure smooth supply of water in the city.

He said that the acting managing director KWSB, Najam Alam Siddiqui, had requested K-Electric administration to halt electricity shutdown at KWSB pumping stations, as it would add to the miseries of the city, which still was facing water shortage due to water scarcity in Hub Dam.

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