KARACHI: The metropolis was disadvantaged of one hundred fifty million gallons of water because the seventy two-inch pipeline of Dhabeji Pumping Station was ruptured on account of three energy breakdowns in sixteen hours.
In response to the water board spokesperson, the breakdowns suspended electrical provide to the pumping station, inflicting the pipeline to burst in two locations. Subsequently, he added, the close by space was inundated.
Nevertheless, the employees and equipment to repair the pipe have been dispatched to the pumping station on the orders of the water board managing director, stated the spokesperson, including restore work would begin quickly.
The pipeline was ruptured after energy breakdown on account of heavy rain suspended electrical provide to the pumping station, together with different locations. As a consequence, water that was being carried up within the seventy two-inch pipeline from the bottom flooring began flowing within the reverse path. Since strain of the backflow was excessive, it induced the pipeline to burst at two factors, depriving Karachi of one hundred fifty million gallons of water.
The water provide was just lately affected when on June 20 a seventy two-inch pipeline was ruptured on the similar pumping station, which is an important water provide supply for Karachi.
It incident occurred over comparable causes – when energy failure prompted a buildup of reverse strain within the pipeline.
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