A plan is in the works to provide an additional 10 million litres of water per day to the Kathmandu Valley.
Because the Melamchi project will take time to deliver water, an alternative will be sought to address the drinking water shortage problem in the Kathmandu Valley.
Water sources in the Valley will be protected, and extra water will be obtained through deep drilling at several locations.
Milan Shakya, the Chief Executive Director of Kathmandu Upatyaka Khanepani Limited (KUKL), said that a plan has been put in place to provide drinking water in the Kathmandu Valley by mobilizing sources till water from the Melamchi project becomes accessible.
For the same reason, old tube-wells are being maintained. Once the number of water increases, he said, drinking water will be supplied by adjusting the schedule.
Some service receivers in the Kathmandu Valley are complaining about a lack of drinking water. He said that they would be provided with drinking water by filling public water tanks from tankers.
The KULK plans to build tube wells in ten distinct locations throughout the Kathmandu Valley. A total of 10 million litres of water would be added to the existing supply from deep tube wells and other water sources.
In the Kathmandu Valley, there is a daily demand for 430 million litres of water. During the rainy season, the KUKL has provided roughly 170 million litres, but less during the winter. With the start of the winter season, KUKL is distributing around 89 million litres of water each day.