Karachi: Managing Director Karachi Water & Sewerage Board Misbahuddin Farid stated that reports have been received that different elements in the city are selling water supplied by KW&SB under Mineral Water Brand names. They acquire water through residential KW&SB water connections and use these connections for commercial use.
He said that this is not only illegal but punishable as well. KW&SB supplies water after filtration and chlorination where as these fake companies are selling this water as mineral water looting innocent citizens.
Furthermore, we have received reports that such entities are also using Boring Water (underground water) which is harmful for human consumptions, he added.
Warning all such entities he said that KW&SB is going to take strict action against such entities. He directed DMD Revenue and Chief Engineers to find out about such entities operating in their areas and take strict action against them. He also directed them to confiscate all equipment and disconnect their water connections.
M.D KW and SB appealed from KMC and Health Department to take strict action against these fake mineral water companies. He also requested the citizen not to purchase water from these entities selling fake mineral water and immediately report KW&SB on 99244595-6 and 99245142.