New drinking water project

Kawasoti, Feb 1: Along with the rise in demand for water after the rapid urbanisation in Kawasoti, Nawalparasi, the supply of water is to be increased in the town this year. A total of Rs 120 million would be spent for the drinking water project.

Chairman of Kawasoti Drinking Water and Sanitation Users’ Committee Bishnu Prasad Bhusal said that new drinking water project is being added as the drinking water project managed some decade ago was insufficient.
He added that existing supply of 91 litres per second from Kerungekhola, Nahar, Purbatola, Internal Boring and Koilapani was not sufficient to meet the locals’ demand. Bhusal said that 116 litre of water per second would be managed from different sources even to meet the demands in the dry season.
It is said that the new project would be built with 70 per cent grant assistance from Asian Development Bank (ADB), 25 per cent from the Town Development Fund and five percent from the locals’ investment.
The new project to be completed within nine months is expected to offer a great relief to nearly 51,000 folks of 15,000 households in the town.