KARACHI - The special team of Karachi Water & Sewerage Board (KW&SB) during a campaign against illegal hydrants have closed down 15 more illegal water hydrants in City on Tuesday. The KW&SB team supported by police, rangers, anti-encroachment squad and revenue officers of City Government carried out successful raids on illegal water hydrants in Ayub Goth, Scheme 33 Gulshan-e-Maymar, Gadap Town. During the action, the KW&SB team disconnected 50 illegal water connections which had been used to steal 5 million gallon water daily from the main line and to supply it to 15 illegal hydrants. The residents of the area had been complaining about the shortage of water due to these illegal hydrants. However, the operation was completed peacefully on Tuesday. The people of the area on this occasion thanked the City government for carrying out operation against illegal hydrants. Meanwhile City Nazim Mustafa Kamal has said that the campaign against illegal water hydrants will continue in future with more vigour. He said that various mafias had been operating in the City since long and the hydrants mafia is also one of them. They steal water from main lines of KW&SB and sell it to consumers which will not be allowed any more. Kamal said that action against illegal water hydrants was underway and no one would be spared during this campaign whether they belongs to any powerful mafia. He also directed KW&SB to ensure full and thorough monitoring of all those illegal hydrants which have been closed down by the special team so that any possibility of their re-establishment could be avoided. The nazim again warned all the owners of illegal water hydrants to wrap up their business on their own if they want to save them from huge losses. It is the last warning to all such owners of the hydrants, he added.