Karachi Water Sewerage Board requests Irrigation department to restore water supply to Haleji Lake

Karachi Water Sewerage Board requests Irrigation department to restore water supply to Haleji Lake


Karachi, February 28, 2013 (PPI-OT): Managing Director Karachi Water and Sewerage Board Misbahuddin Farid has requested the Department of Irrigation to restore the water supply to Haleji Lake through Jaam Branch in order to ensure an alternate resource for Karachi.

M.D KW and SB made the request after a 7 hour visit of Haleji Lake. Deputy Managing DIrector Technical Services Iftikhar Ahmed Khan, Deputy Managing Director Planning Mashkoor ul Hasnain, Chief Engineer Bulk Zafar Palejo and other concerned officers were also present on this occasion.

Later on, M.D KW and SB said that water supplied to Karachi is through one source Kenjhar Lake and now for summers we are trying to establish alternate sources so that swift supply to the citizens of Karachi is ensured throughout the city.

He said to bring down the pressure on the Kenjhar source we have requested Irrigation Department to restore water supply to Haleji Lake which has been disconnected for past many years. Furthermore he said that Haleji Lake sould be supplied with water from KW and SB Jaam Branch RD54 reservoir. And an ACQUDIT which is pending due to technical difficulties must be completed as soon as possible to restore the supply.

M.D KW and SB directed DMD Technical Services to improve the performance of Bulk Pumping Stations and increase their supply limit to ensure better supply. Increasing the water pumping limit of these stations would result in provision of additional water to the citizens.

He said that officers of KW and SB consider provision of water to more than 20 million citizens of Karachi their moral and religious duty as well. However, during the summers when water consumption increases we face difficulties to provide these citizens ample water, which is why we are striving to overcome the problem by establishing alternate water sources.

He hoped that with additional supply from Haleji Lake citizens of Karachi would not face any water shortage during the upcoming summers.

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



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