Khadadevi locals get rid of water woes
Ramechhap, November 2
Locals of Khadadevi Rural Municipality, who had long been reeling under water shortage, have heaved a sigh of relief with successful test operation of a drinking water project at Khadadevi Rural Municipality in Ramechhap.
The drinking water project constructed at the initiative of Division Drinking Water Office aims to supply drinking water to wards 3, 4, and 5 of the rural municipality.
Secretary Bhakta Bahadur Shrestha of the consumer committee said water was supplied temporarily before Dashain as taps have yet to be installed in houses. Drinking water would regularly be supplied to households in the aforementioned wards of the municipality after taps are installed in houses.
Parbati BK, a local, said she was very excited as the prolonged drinking water crisis was resolved. She said she would not have to wait for hours at public tap to fetch water now.
The locals had been facing acute shortage of drinking water since 2015 after the earthquakes. Earlier, the locals were compelled to purchase water even for construction works.
They paid two rupees per litre for water brought by tanker from Tamakoshi and Sunkoshi.
The locals said the drinking water project had ended their water woes for good. They added that the pumping water project had brought happiness among the villagers.