KARACHI: Karachi Water & Sewerage Board (KW&SB) Managing Director Qutubuddin Sheikh on Wednesday said the city was facing acute shortage of water due to not raining and only half quantity of water could be provided against total demand.
He said Karachi was provided water from two sources, one Indus River and the other Hub Dam. However, supply of 100mgd from Hub Dam was completely suspended and the city was being provided only 550mgd water from Indus River, while total demand of water was 1100mgd, which was increasing by the day.
“Growing population and requirements of more water for industries are also the reason of shortage of water. We are fulfilling the requirement of two glasses water with one glass water,” he said.
The MD said the project of K-IV would be completed in three years which would add 260mgd water in the system.
“The consultancy of the K-IV project has already been awarded, while development work on the project would start on 29th April,” he said.
He said providing water to industries was the first priority of the water board, because the major source of income of KW&SB was industries.
Sheikh announced appointment of a focal person for allotment of a water hydrant for providing water to Korangi Industrial Area.
“Rs205 per 1000 gallon water are being charged from the industries in the city,” he said.