KARACHI – The managing director of Karachi Water and Sewerage Board on Wednesday said all kind of free tanker water service had been suspended by the KW&SB to the VIPs and institutions enjoying the free service. He directed all the chief engineers and Water Board staff deployed on hydrants not to provide any free tankers to any entities at all. The decision is taken due to the poor financial condition of KW&SB.In his statement, he said in order to improve the water supply and sewage disposal services it is vital that revenue recovery is increases. The KW&SB initiated a recovery campaign and so far the results are positive. “We have informed all the VIPs and Institutions receiving free tankers and now they will purchase the tankers at government rates.” He said that KW&SB was a civic service institution providing water to the citizens from sources 200 kilometres away through three pumping phases. “We are also disposing 550 million gallons of sewage daily. Consumer cooperation from both bulk and residential consumers is very necessary in order to keep the systems running smoothly.”“We are facing many problems; we have to pay the heavy electricity bills for running more than 200 water-pumping stations and worlds’ largest pumping complex at Dhabeji. We also bear the filtration and chlorination expenses and pay salaries to 14000 employees of the organisation in order to ensure that the systems run smoothly without any disruption. He said that in this situation, KW&SB cannot continue to provide free tanker service and we appeal from all VIPs, Institutions, bulk and residential consumers to cooperate with Karachi Water & Sewerage Board so that we can use the income from tanker service for the betterment of the citizens.