Karachi water supply suspended as pipeline bursts

KARACHI: On Friday, water supply to several areas of the metropolis was suspended on Friday following a burst on pipeline at the Dhabeji and Gharo pumping station. depriving residents of estimated  80-100 million gallons of water.

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The  Karachi Water & Sewerage Board spokesperson, the 72-inch diameter pipeline burst due to a power breakdown at the pumping station, which led to a back pressure that the pipeline could not sustain.

The pipeline suffered breakage at three different locations, submerging the areas around it in water.

Repair work was started immediately after the incident, he shared, adding that Karachi is being supplied water from alternate sources.

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