Sindh Governor briefed about water supply facilities in Karachi


KARACHI, Sep 05 (APP):Governor of Sindh, Imran Ismail here
Wednesday was briefed about water supply schemes in Karachi along with
the measures being adopted to streamline waste water and sewage
disposal mechanism in the metropolis.
Managing Director of Karachi Water and Sewerage Board (KW&SB),
Khalid Mahmood informed the incumbent governor that there were 150
pumping station across the city with more than 30,000 valves used to
manage water supply to the citizens.
The KWSB chief said the board was also providing water to certain
parts of Thatta located some 100 Kms away from the city.
It was also mentioned that treatment plant managed by the board
was presently treating 70MGD waste water that is consequently released
into the sea.
Efforts were said to be underway to enhance capacity of the
treatment plant so as to treat 480 MGD water.
Sindh Governor on the occasion expressed his concern that no less
than 400 MGD waste water, mainly contaminated, was being directly
released into the sea with only 70 MGD water that is safe enough to be
thrown into marine waters.
He said easy availability of safe potable water to the citizens
was the top priority of the government and all steps would be taken
to facilitate early completion of K-IV.