20 districts to get mini lab kits to test quality of water

Kathmandu, October 13:

The Department of Water Supply and Sewerage (DWSS) is planning to provide mini lab kits to its offices situated in at least 20 districts for monitoring water quality.

“There will be 20 mini lab kits, which will be helpful for local officials to conduct basic testing of water quality,” said an official, citing the institutional development strategy paper of the department. Though the DWSS has planned to install such mini labs in all seventy-five districts, it could not be implemented soon due to budget crunch, he said. He said that after testing quality of water, “the officials would correspond with us and demand measures to be taken for improving water quality,” adding that the DWSS is now corresponding with donor agents for support.

The DWSS is also installing regional level test labs in five development regions to regularly monitor water quality in the corresponding districts. A new computer network is also being developed among offices of the Department of Water Supply and Sewerage in all seventy-five districts, for improving instructional development.