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Drinking water shortage after landslides

2021 Nov 09, 10:40, Doti
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Off-season continuous rains triggered landslides and floods in many district had buried the water sources. Due to that, now people of Dipayal and Silgadhi are facing shortage of drinking water.

Maintenance of water source is an urgent need to ensure smooth water supply. The 500-meter long pipe fixed to supply water from its source near Rajpur bazaar was swept away by the landslide. The drinking water and sanitation consumers' committee has admitted that it was yet to repair the structures at water source.

For some days after the landslide and flood, Dipayal Silgadhi Municipality opted to distributing water, carrying it in fire engine. The water was distributed at Pipalla, Dipayal, Rajpur and Silgadhi. However, the municipality also stopped distributing water now.

"We're bound to consume murky water. The Seti River is unclean and as the municipality stopped providing water, we are in a wretched condition," said, Ram Kumar Singh, a local.

The water source at Kalena stream of Dipayal Silgadhi Municipality-9 was buried by the landslides.

Hotelier Siddha Raj Joshi informed that people cannot get proper drinking water due to damaged water supply. Consumers' committee chair, Ram Bahadur Dhami however said the employees from drinking water facility were mobilized for the maintenance but it was difficult to complete on time because the source of water itself was buried in landslide. He has vowed to resume the water supply as soon as possible.


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