Water supply to Karachi suspended after power breakdown at Dhabeji
KARACHI: Water supply to the city has been suspended on Monday (today) due to suspension of power supply to Dhabeji and Gharo Pumping Station, ARY News reported.
The power interruption has been caused by the development work being carried out by the National Transmission and Dispatch Company (NTDC).
The metropolis will be deprived of 400 million gallons of water supply due to temporary power supply disruption from 6:00 am till 6:00 pm today.
Karachi Water and Sewerage Board (KWSB) officials have urged Karachiites to use water cautiously. “The suspension of power supply will be for 12 hours. However, it will take us around 24 hours more to restore electricity and water supply to full capacity,” KWSB officials said adding that the water supply might be affected for more than a day.
As a consequence, the water supply to the city is likely to adversely affected for two days; Monday and Tuesday.
A day earlier, the KWSB had issued a statement warning citizens of an imminent suspension in water supply from the Gharo and Dhabeji pumping stations, urging resident to use water cautiously.
In light of a met office advisory regarding a week-long heat wave, the KWSB officials said that the NTDC wanted to conduct the exercise 15 days earlier but the board had requested for a reconsideration.