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April 17, 2018

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CBC holds emergency meeting with MD KWSB on water supply

KARACHI: “Alarmed by further drop in water Supply to Clifton Board Clifton (CBC) areas of DHA since last one month a 7 member CBC delegation led by its elected Vice President Aziz Suharwardy met Mr. Khalid Mahmood who recently took over as the new MD Karachi Water and Sewerage Board (KWSB).

The new MD was informed by the CBC Vice President that CBC has approximately 69,000 Units consisting of houses & Apartments which is based on quota of 210 Gallons per house per day, CBC needed minimum of 15 MGD water supply but in Feb ‘18 KWSB supplied 6.4 MGD i.e 50 percent of its requirement , Further drop of 1 to 1.5 MGD was creating havoc in all of DHA, Vice President told the MD that he was being misled that 108 Illegal Hydrants had been closed.

If it was true where was this 50 to 100 MGD ? At least 8 MGD should now be supplied as per agreement of 1999 with KWSB. MD was informed that CBC was among the few paying its water charges to KWSB diligently.

It was unjust that still less water was being supplied & areas not paying taxes were given supply. If this continued CBC would also stop paying its water dues. Heated arguments & discussions were held when KWSB team & technical staff blamed K-Electric for power disruptions which were resulting in drop in quantity as operational time of Supply Pumps was being reduced

CBC team agreed that Power Supply interruptions were affecting operations of Pumps but emphasized paying clients like CBC should not suffer. MD KWSB team also informed that FWO had completed 50 percent work on K4 & it would be completed by June 2019 enhancing water Supply by 260 MGD to Karachi. DHA would also get its share provided it arranged finance for laying out additional supply lines to benefit from K4.***

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