KATHMANDU: Melamchi Water Supply Development Board said it would halt test operation of its Sundarijal-based water treatment plant for the next few days for maintenance of bulk distribution system pipelines.
Deputy Executive Director at MWSDB Ramakanta Duwadi said the bulk distribution system had failed to work properly in Gokerneshwor Municipality, Kathmandu.
“Leakage has been reported in the BDS pipeline from Bhairabchaur Danda. So we will halt test operation of the plant from tomorrow until the pipelines are repaired,” Duwadi told The Himalayan Times.
Along with the test operation of the treatment plant, the board had begun the test of BDS pipelines three days ago. The water treatment plant has the capacity of treating 85 million litres of water per day.
A joint venture of VA Tech Wabag Limited and Indian firm Pratibha Industries Limited had won the Rs 4.2 billion contract for construction of the treatment plant in 2014.
A version of this article appears in print on September 20, 2017 of The Himalayan Times.