Pokhara drinking water supply reduced to half after floods

POKHARA: Floods in Mardi and Seti rivers destroyed a water supply pipeline to Pokhara, reducing the availability of drinking water in the popular tourist destination to just half of normal supply.

The Lake City is reeling under the water crisis for last three days after the pipeline broke at the confluence of the rivers on Monday.

Meanwhile, the Nepal Water Supply Corporation said it would take around two weeks to repair the pipeline and normalise the supply.

According to Dineshwor Yadav, Engineer of the Nepal Water Supply Corporation in Pokhara, the Corporation supplies 450 million litres of water to the customers in the City daily.