Locals of Chaurajahari Lament on Scarcity of Drinking Water

  September 29, 2021 By: INSEC

Locals of Ghari Tatagaun of Chaurajahari Municipality-3 are experiencing a shortage of drinking water. Kali Bahadur Nepali, a local, shared that there was only one tap in the village and 32 households depended on it for drinking water. They have to wait in queue for an entire day for their turn. He said although the municipality has introduced the campaign of one house, one tap, the tap connection fee is expensive therefore they are using their old tap drinking water.

“Even when water is supplied in the tap it is only for an hour daily, which is not enough for the entire village,” adds Nepali, “Every household has to contribute NRs. 10,000 for getting their personal water supply connection through the one house, one tap campaign which supplies water from Bheri River in Chaurajahari.”

Chukey Kami, a local, says, other household chores were hampered as they had to wait in the queue to get water. Local of the village, Bhim Bahadur KC informed that incase of not getting water from the tap, they have to walk for an hour to reach the source of water. Locals have complained that the municipality did not pay attention to situation even after requesting multiple times.

On the contrary, Bishal Sharma, Chief of Chaurajahari Municipality, informed that the municipality has connected taps for one house through lifting technology. He claimed that there is enough water in all the wards of the municipality because of the one house one tap campaign.

Stating that the families who could not connect the taps were facing drinking water problem, he informed that discussions were underway in the municipality to provide free tap connections for the needy households.

He said that the taps will be connected for the needy households considering the electricity tariff and the remuneration of the employees as water will be drawn from the machine using electricity.

The Drinking Water and Sanitation Division Office Chaurajahari has allocated a fee of NRs 250 per family if they use up to seven units of water.

Manisha KC