Pilferage: Over 10 illegal hydrants demolished

KWSB credits residents for lodging complaints


Our Correspondent December 26, 2015
KWSB officials conducting an operation against illegal hydrants. PHOTO: EXPRESS

KARACHI: Teams of the Karachi Water and Sewerage Board (KWSB) demolished more than 10 illegal water hydrants in the surrounding areas of Teen Hatti on Saturday.

KWSB officials conducted an early morning operation and demolished more than 10 hydrants involved in the illegal extraction and supply of water.

According to KWSB spokesperson Nazir Mateen, "During the operation, our team dug up a large network of illegal pipelines of various sizes and found hydrants stealing water from our lines and selling it illegally".

The authorities credited local residents as they had lodged complaints with the water board against the hydrants.

The official said "people should come forward against any illegal activity in their area".

Residents expressed satisfaction at the operation as these hydrants were one of the major causes of water shortage in their locality. A resident, Kamran, said "due to water hydrants, the area faced severe traffics jams and suffered from dilapidated roads as heavy water tankers commuted frequently".

KWSB managing director Misbahuddin Farid warned owners of illegal water hydrants to voluntarily abandon their business or they will take strict action against them.

Published in The Express Tribune, December 27th, 2015.

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