Aabukhaireni locals to have better water access

DAMAULI: Construction works for Jarewar Drinking Water Project have been expedited at Milanchok, Dhakaltar, Aabukhaireni-5 of Tanahun.

The project was initiated with an investment of Rs 24.9 million from the Nepal Government, chair of Drinking Water Consumer Committee, Keshar Bahadur KC, informed.

According to KC, a 750,000-litre tank would be constructed for the storage and distribution of drinking water. The water would be brought from a local stream with the help of 700 metre long pipe and it would serve about 4,000 people. It would be distributed among 611 local households from ward number 4, 5 and 6, KC added.

The water would be filtered in the 90,000-litre sedimentation tank first before supplying it to a solution tank and to the reservation tanks. The water then would be distributed to the locals.

Earlier, the locals had problems to access clean drinking water even in the monsoon. With the completion of the project, fetching water would be a lot easier, Harka Bahadur Sunar, a local expressed.

People were compelled to fetch and drink unhygienic water from Danda Pani and Khankot before. But after the completion of the project, locals of Aabukhaireni would receive clean drinking water, Hari Dutta Paudel, head of Drinking Water and Sanitation Division Office, Tanahun said.