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Karachi Water Sewerage Board providing Defence Housing Authority 10 million gallons of water daily

Karachi, August 26, 2013 (PPI-OT): Karachi Water and Sewerage Board (KW and SB) is providing Defence Housing Authority (DHA) 10 million gallons of water daily as per the decided formula however, in the current scenario we are unable to increase this quota, said KW and SB spokesperson. He said that DHA has requested a increase in the supply but we are currently facing 400 million gallon difference in supply and demand.

He said that ever since the completion of Greater Karachi Water Supply Scheme K-III no other water supply project has been initiated and our current resource are running short to fulfil the needs of this rapidly growing metropolis. KW and SB has been striving to ensure provision of swift and just supply to the citizens of Karachi. Another major reason of water shortage is electricity breakdowns causing shortage throughout the city, added KW and SB spokesperson.

Stressing on the need of Greater Karachi Water Supply Scheme K-IV, KW and SB spokesperson stated that due to rapid development in D.H.A and other parts of the city and various development projects is it vital that K-IV project is completed. KW and SB can increase quota to D.H.A only after the completion of K-IV project.

Agreeing to the need of additional quota in D.H.A due to development and growth he said that 10 million gallons daily is below their need however we are forced to comply to the decided formula for now since we are facing shortages throughout the city and despite all efforts we cannot provide water to all parts of the city on daily basis.

Denying that KW and SB is responsible for water shortage in D.H.A he said that in the current scenario we are unable to increase D.H.A quota since we are facing shortfall and shortage in all areas of the city and it can only be overcome with the completion of Greater Karachi Water Supply Scheme K-IV.

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

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