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Water scarcity hits Triyuga

Himalayan News Service

Gaighat, December 16

The locals of Triyuga Municipality in Udayapur have been hit hard after the Triyuga Small Urban Drinking Water Project stopped supplying water to local households.

Residents of Ward No 2, 3 and 17 of the municipality are having a hard time after the drinking water project stopped supplying water.

As many as 500 households have water taps in these wards.

Local Mina Giri complained that they were forced to drink water from the tube well. “We had installed water taps to get pure drinking water. But, we are forced to drink contaminated underground water due to the project’s failure to supply water,” Giri said.

Meanwhile, a source at the water project said the supply of water was disrupted as new pipes were being laid.

Supraj Rai, of the drinking water project, said water supply would resume from tomorrow as the repair work was under way.

The project supplies water through 1,900 private taps in the municipality.

Constructed with the financial aid of Asian Development Bank more than a decade ago, the project supplies up to 20 litres of water per second.

A version of this article appears in print on December 17, 2016 of The Himalayan Times.

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