Karachi, August 27, 2013 (PPI-OT): Karachi Water and Sewerage Board (KW and SB) spokesperson has stated that due to leakages in 48 inch diameter line passing through Gujjar Nala (Federal B. Area) water was wasted in large quantities due to illegal encroachments around the pipe line.
He said that KW and SB is facing difficulties in the repair work due to these encroachments and illegal construction leakages have started. The line is endangered by these encroachments and in view of these leakages and damages KW and SB has decide to repair the line to prevent further damage and leakages. Supply would be disconnected for 36 hours during the repair work.
Pipe leakages were found during Ramdan-ul-Mubarak however due to Ramadan, peek summer and Eid-ul-Fitr repair work on the 48 inch diameter bulk supply line was pending to prevent disconnection of supply. However, the line needs immediate attention now therefore repair work would commence on 31st August to be completed in 36 hours.
During the repair work supply to Gulshan-e-Iqbal Block 1-2-5, 13-C and 13-D would be partially disconnected whereas supply to Federal B. Area, North Karachi, Nazimabad, Shadmaan Town and K.B.R would be disconnected. KW and SB spokesperson requested the citizens to use water with caution and store ample amount of water so that they may not face any troubles during the repair work.
For more information contact:
Karachi Water and Sewerage Board
Mr. Zahid Mehmood
P.S. Chairman Office