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Drinking water via deep boring system elates Kudu locals

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  • As many as 465 households benefit from the system

Jajarkot, September 9

The prolonged drinking water crisis was resolved after underground water was extracted via deep boring system at Kudu Village of Bheri Municipality-13, in Jajarkot.

With financial assistance of the municipality, water was extracted via boring system recently. Earlier, locals at Kudu had to spend an hour fetching a pot of water from the Bheri River.

The locals were compelled to drink contaminated water as there was no other water resource. The locals looked elated after water reached their houses via boring system.

District Sports Committee, Jajarkot Chair Nar Bahadur Basnet said the compulsion of having to spend hours for a pitcher of water had ended. He said as many as 465 households had benefited from the system.

Ward Chair Gopal Bahadur Batala said the municipality had achieved much by providing water to the locals of Kudu via deep boring system. “The locals are relieved now that the project has been completed,” he said.

Municipality engineer Nawaraj Sharma said the municipality had also planned to extract underground water in other wards via deep boring system.

The municipality spent Rs 4.5 million to accomplish the project.

Operator of the project Rajesh BC said around 2,000 litres of water was extracted within 25 minutes. He said the customers had to pay Rs 100 per month for water supply.


A version of this article appears in print on September 10, 2019 of The Himalayan Times.

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