Water crisis in Bhaktapur

Kathmandu

May 2, 2016-

Drinking water crisis in Bhaktapur is deepening as  the water levels in traditional well and ancient stone water spouts are depleting. 

Months have gone by since water dripped down from the taps of Sirutar of the Ananta Lingeswhor Municipality–6. People living in the lower region of the municipality are forced to travel  up to five kilometres to fetch water.  

Ramita Shrestha related that she has been bringing water from Biruwa for the last one month. 

A member of Sirutar Drinking Water Consumers’ Committee said the committee itself is to blame for the current scale of crisis. He accused the committee of distributing more taps than the water tank capacity, rampant corruption, breaking open drinking water pipes and mismanagement. 

The committee chairman, Achyut Mishra, said the 

causes leading to scarcity were tampering of water pipes and failure to manage the tank. 

Residents of Tathali area of Nagarkot Municipality are also facing water shortage. The water taps have run dry since last month. 

Similarly, the locals of Chyamasingh have been travelling to Kamal Binayak for water. Locals said they spend the entire morning to get  drinking water.

 

Published: 02-05-2016 09:01

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