KWSB seeks safety of its installations during rains

KARACHI: Managing Director Karachi Water & Sewerage Board Misbahuddin Farid has directed Engineers and staff to ensure safety of bulk supply lines, filter plants, pumping stations, reservoirs, treatment plants, sewerage lines, sewerage pumping stations and other KWSB installations to keep them safe during the monsoon rain.

He issued the orders during several hour-long emergency visit to Dhabeji Filter plant and Pumping station, Ghar Pumping Station and Filter Plant, Pipri Filter Plant, North East Karachi Filter Plant and Pumping Station, K2, K3, Haleji Conduits, Dumlottee Conduit, Reservoirs, bulk lines and other installations.

MD KWSB was visiting these installations and plants after Metrological Department’s prediction of heavy rain in Karachi and across the country during monsoon to ensure that Karachi Water & Sewerage Board has taken special precautions to avoid any disruption in the supply during the monsoon season. Focal Person Asadullah Khan and other concerned officers were also present during this visit.

On this occasion he directed Engineers that in order to ensure swift supply during the rain operational staff on holidays must be called back immediately. Officers and staff must be deployed in three shifts to ensure 24 hours presence at al installations and all necessary equipment must be ready all the time.

He said that the conduits and supply lines are visible above the ground at some points. These lines could get damaged during the rain, whereas as per engineering rules the lines must be buried in the ground. He directed that these lines must be guarded properly.

MD KWSB directed Chief Engineer Electrical and Mechanical to ensure that KWSB has taken all measure in view of electric load shedding during the rain. Alternate electric measures must be sought to ensure swift supply during the rain. He said that all Zonal Chief Engineers must stay in full coordination with Governor House, Chief Minister House, KMC and concerned Zonal Deputy Commissioner to ensure that the complaints are resolved in time.