Kathmandu folks to enjoy water supply five days a week
Kathmandu folks to enjoy water supply– Water supply in Kathmandu valley has been increased by 30 million litres daily as of Saturday. There will be more water coming to 70,000 water taps in the valley, the Kathmandu Valley Drinking Water Project Directorate has said.
Water was an important factor in the location of the earliest settled communities, and the evolution of public water supply systems is tied directly to the growth of cities. In the development of water resources beyond their natural condition in rivers, lakes, and springs, the digging of shallow wells was probably the earliest innovation. As the need for water increased and tools were developed, wells were made deeper. Brick-lined wells were built by city dwellers in the Indus River basin as early as 2500 BCE, and wells almost 500 metres (more than 1,600 feet) deep are known to have been used in ancient China.
Construction of qanāts, slightly sloping tunnels driven into hillsides that contained groundwater, probably originated in ancient Persia about 700 BCE. From the hillsides the water was conveyed by gravity in open channels to nearby towns or cities. The use of qanāts became widespread throughout the region, and some are still in existence. Until 1933 the Iranian capital city, Tehrān, dr
Speaker Krishna Bahadur Mahara inaugurated the additional supply of water to the drinking water distribution network of the valley. On the occasion, he stressed that the government should ensure people’s right to safe drinking water, a fundamental rights established by the Constitution.
Drinking Water Minister Bina Magar said the service recipients will now be able to enjoy two hours of water supply five days a week. It was only two hours for once in a week before.
The added volume of water is expected to benefit 840,000 population in the valley every day, according to the project Director Tiresh Prasad Khatri.
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