A water pipeline burst, supply to Karachi suspended

The citizens of the metropolis on Thursday suffered massive disruption in water supply after a pipeline at the Dhabeji pumping station burst this morning.

Karachi Water & Sewerage Board teams were deployed to repair the damaged pipeline, thus halting supply to the city until the repair work completes.

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The executive engineer at the KWSB said the pipeline that has 72-inch diameter burst today due to power breakdown, resultantly suspending water supply to many areas of the city.

The main sources of water for Karachi are Keenjhar Lake (Indus River) and Hub dam, from where water is pumped through three main bulk pumping stations located at Dhabeji, Gharo, and Hub.

Karachi is facing an acute shortage of water following a drastic drop in water levels at the Hub Dam. Owing to the low supply from the dam, many areas in the western and central districts of the city are facing water shortage.

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