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Saturday May 14 2022
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Water supply to Karachi restored from Hub Dam after canal breach repaired

A picture of Hub Dam canal flowing at the normal level. Photo by reporter
A picture of Hub Dam canal flowing at the normal level. Photo by reporter
  • Karachi starts receiving water supply after brief suspension.
  •  Breach in canal repaired by WAPDA engineers.
  • It was feared that water shortage would create difficulties for Karachiites.


KARACHI: The water supply to Karachi from the Hub Dam reservoir has been fully restored this morning as the breach in the canal supplying water to the port city has been repaired, officials in the Water and Power Development Authority (WAPDA) said Saturday.

Earlier, a breach in a Hub Dam canal had suspended the water supply to the metropolis. The WAPDA authorities, however, took swift action and repaired the breach immediately. The officials said that there was a minor breach in the canal and added that the water supply to the city was restored at 8 am today, after being suspended for a few hours.

“Currently, the Hub Dam canal is flowing at the normal level,” said the officials.

It is pertinent to mention here that 100 million gallons of water is supplied to Karachi through the canal on a daily basis.

Earlier in the day, a source in the Karachi Water and Sewerage Board (KW&SB) said that it would take 24-48 hours to repair the breach in the canal and the restoration of water to the city.

Residents of Karachi are already facing water shortages amid scorching weather conditions. In most of the areas, people are compelled to buy water tankers.