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KWSB alert for rain emergencies

Monday, July 15, 2013
KARACHI: Managing Director Karachi Water and Sewerage Board (KWSB) Misbahuddin Farid has directed engineers and staff to ensure safety and operation of KWSB installations during the monsoon.
Faird issued directives to inspect bulk supply lines, filter plants, pumping stations, reservoirs, treatment plants, sewerage lines, sewerage pumping stations and other KWSB installations, and to keep them operational during the monsoon rain. 
He issued the orders during an emergency visit to Dhabeji Filter plant and Pumping station, Gharo Pumping Station and Filter Plant, Pipri Filter Plant, North East Karachi Filter Plant and Pumping Station, K-2, K-3, 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. His visit was to ensure that KWSB has taken special precautions to avoid any disruption in supply during monsoon. 
On this occasion he directed Deputy Managing Director Technical Services, Chief Engineer Bulk and Chief Engineer E&M that in order to ensure swift supply during rains, 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 stressed.
Farid directed that Focal Person Chief Engineer (Sewerage) Noor Muhammad Chauhan, Chief Engineer Electrical and Mechanical Zaheer Abbass and Chief Engineer Bulk must coordinate with KESC in order to ensure smooth electric supply. 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.
He further directed Chief Engineer Electrical and Mechanical Zaheer Abbass to ensure that KWSB has taken all measure against electric loadshedding during rains. 
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. Noor Muhammad Chauhan has been appointed the focal person and citizens are requested to contact him at 0300-2686447. staff report
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