KESC denied Water Board’s false claim of 12 hour long outage at KDA Filter Plant on Sunday and said that the power supply feeder actually tripped several times because of the Water Board’s internal cable fault as there had been no issue on KESC end. After the tripping of the feeder did not stop, KESC asked the Water Board authorities to first ensure smooth functioning of their internal cables and then write to the power utility to resume its supply. It took some time for the Water Board authorities to rectify their internal fault after which power supply could be restored.
KESC said that the water pumping stations were completely exempted of load shedding as a public service but the Water Board was adamant upon using the age-old faulty internal cables which had been causing great trouble to the power supply system. The frequent tripping of power supply feeders had been taking place due to the internal faults of pumping station cables but the Board had not been able to maintain or replace their internal infrastructure.
KESC said that the responsibility of the power utility ended at the point where internal cable started at any residence, business place, industry or water pumping station. However, it was a paradox that the Water Board always shifted its own blame upon others instead of bringing its own house to order.
KESC reiterated its earlier offer of sharing the cost of cable replacement and demanded of the Water Board authorities to take an early decision in that respect so as to permanently rid the power utility as well as the citizens of this frequent issue.