Water from Melamchi reaches general public
KATHMANDU: The much-awaited Melamchi water has reached the stream of Kathmanduites.
The water sent from Sundarijal to Min Bhawan, Mahankal, Anamnagar and Khumaltar in Lalitpur at 11 am has now reached people’s homes after 2 PM.
Chief of the Project Implementation Directorate Kamal Raj Shrestha told Nepal Press that Melamchi water was released from the old distribution line on the first day.
Shrestha said “40 million litres of water is being distributed from four tanks to households today.”
The project is bringing 40 million litres of water today and tomorrow. 60 million litres of water is being sent to the tap on 30th March and 80 million litres on 31st March and 1st April. For a week, 80 million litres of water will be distributed from the old tap.
Shrestha says that 170 million litres of water will come into the system in the next two weeks. The Melamchi Drinking Water Development Committee has stated that the water will not be potable even though the project has sent water to the new distribution line.
Kathmandu-Upatyaka Khanepani Limited (KUKL) was given the responsibility of distributing Melamchi water. KUKL has sent water from the old system to the areas where the new pipeline has not been expanded.