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No Objection Certificate from Karachi Water Sewerage Board would be compulsory for multi-story constructions

Karachi, January 30, 2013 (PPI-OT): No Objection Certificate (NOC) from Karachi Water and Sewerage Board (KW and SB) for connection would now be a compulsion for Multi-Story construction sites throughout the city including MES and projects in Cantonment boards.

Managing Director KW and SB Misbahuddin Farid in a meeting with Deputy Managing Directors directed that the NOC must be deemed a compulsion for relieving water and sewerage supply system of any extra burden.

He said that all cantonment boards have been informed about the decision since many projects are under progress or scheduled in the MES and Cantonment areas. Cantonment boards are issuing NOCs for Multi-story projects without Water Board consensus.

He said that without prior information and legal charges water board cannot facilitate such projects and currently projects are attached with KW and SB water supply and sewerage system without prior information. Moreover he said that water board does not receive any betterment charges from cantonment boards therefore all connections within the city, MES and Cantonment areas must be disconnection immediately.

He said that letters have been issued to MES Authorities and Cantonment Boards informing them that in order to ensure water supply and sewerage system for all new development and construction projects in their areas NOC must be acquired.

This would not only ensure proper expansion of the water supply and sewerage system in the city but would also enable KW and SB to evaluate the possibility of the new connection and the load on the current system. Since, due to such practices KW and SB water supply and sewerage system is already overloaded.

NOC would be a compulsory requirement for all projects within the city as well and connection to all projects without NOC would be disconnected. M.D KW and SB also indicated the need of sewerage charges for the betterment of sewerage system within the city. The maintenance of the sewerage system is an expensive task and these charges would be used to ensure better sewerage facilities to the citizens.

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

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