CM Murad directs KWSB to devise ‘rotation’ plan for water supply

KWSB has to manage the entire system in a transparent manner says CM Murad

​ Our Correspondent July 27, 2019
SIndh CM Murad Ali Shah. PHOTO: APP

KARACHI: Sindh Chief Minister (CM) Syed Murad Ali Shah has directed the Karachi Water and Sewerage Board (KWSB) to launch a rotation system for distribution of water in the city and keep the public informed about the schedule of water supply through its website.

"KWSB has to manage the entire system in a transparent manner," he said on Friday, while presiding over a meeting of the local government department to design a strategy for the monsoon rains, starting July 29. The meeting also discussed a plan for the equitable distribution of water in the city.

The local government minister said that the city was currently receiving 406 million gallons per day (MGD) per day against its requirement of 918MGD. At this, the chief minister remarked that there was almost a 50 per cent shortage, therefore, the water must be distributed equitably.

"A rotation system, such as the one implemented by the irrigation department during water shortages, may be replicated by the KWSB in the city," he said. "Presently, some areas are getting water regularly while others keep on waiting for weeks."

Published in The Express Tribune, July 27th, 2019.


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