In order to implement a crystal clear policy for Government Hydrants hidden cameras would be installed: Karachi Water and Sewerage Board

In order to implement a crystal clear policy for Government Hydrants hidden cameras would be installed: Karachi Water and Sewerage Board

 

Karachi, February 06, 2013 (PPI-OT): In order to implement a crystal clear policy for all Government Hydrants hidden cameras would be installed and the distribution would be computerized, direct Managing Director Karachi Water and Sewerage Board (KW and SB).

These hidden cameras would not only record the tanker’s plate number but would also record the date, time of arrival and time of departure as well. KW and SB is formulating and adopting new policies and procedures to increase the revenue. Complimentary (Gratis/Free) Tanker Service was also discontinued recently as a measure. In order to meet the ever increasing water demand and to ensure swift provision of supply facilities in the future it is necessary to increase financial resources of the department.

M.D KW and SB Misbahuddin Farid said that the decision to install cameras on hydrants and maintain computerized record has been made to stop illegitimacy and improve KW and SB revenue. Directing to maintain computerized record of tanker dispatch he hoped that with the implementation of the new system KW and SB revenue would be increased and procedures would be crystal clear.

M.D KW and SB directed the Chief Engineer and concerned staff to ensure that Boosters or any other high power pumps, which may cause disruption in the regular supply in the surrounding areas, are not used on any Government Hydrants. He directed that a single policy must be implemented on all hydrants.

Later on M.D KW and SB conducted unannounced inspection visits to S.I.T.E Hydrant, Sakhi Hassan Hydrant and other hydrants of the city. He inspected the operations, records and operation timings. He directed the hydrant in-charges to strictly follow procedure and maintain proper record.

He said that all Government Hydrants would only operate for 8 hours and strict action would be taken if the schedule is not maintained. Moreover, he said that hydrants are not allowed to used boosters or high power pumps since these machines disrupt the regular water supply in the surrounding areas. Strict action would be taken against any hydrant found using these machines to ensure swift water supply in the surrounding areas as per their schedules.

In this regard, M.D KW and SB recently directed the RRG department to ensure on time billing and addition of new consumers on the Tax Network to increase the revenue. He also directed other departments to do efforts with the help of RRG department. He also requested Government Offices, Semi-Government Offices, Private Offices and citizens to pay their water bills on time so that KW and SB can ensure better provision of facilities.

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

 
 
 

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