KUKL plans to supply additional 10 mln litres of water daily in Kathmandu

KATHMANDU: The Kathmandu Upatyaka Khanepani Limited(KUKL) has been making preparations to supply an additional 10 million litres of drinking water daily in Kathmandu valley.

Chief Executive Director of KUKL Milan Shakya said that a plan has been made to distribute drinking water in the Kathmandu Valley from other sources until the Melamchi Drinking Water Project completes its construction.

As it would take time to get water from the Melamchi project, the KUKL is working to find ways to address the drinking water problem in Kathmandu Valley, Shakya said.

He said that water sources available in the Valley are going to be preserved and more water is to be collected through deep boring at different places. Old tube-wells are being preserved for the same.

The KUKL is preparing to construct tube-wells at 10 different places in Kathmandu Valley. Additional 10 million litres of water would be added to the existing quantity of water from deep tube-well and water sources.

As many service recipients of Kathmandu valley have been complaining of not getting drinking water, Shakya said that arrangement of drinking water would be made for them by filling public water tanks from tankers.

There is a demand for 430 million litres of water in Kathmandu Valley daily. The KUKL has been providing around 170 million litres during the rainy season and less than it during the winter season.

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