PARBAT, Feb 3: As a part of the 'One home, one tap' campaign, Kushma Municipality-10, Pipaltari has decided to adopt the lifting method for the distribution drinking water to 300 households of the village.
The water will be lifted 500 meters above the Modikhola river in order to facilitate the locals of the village, according to Prem Dotel, chief of the Drinking Water and Sanitation Office, Baglung.
A water tank with the capacity of 60,000 liters will be constructed near the bank of the river.
In the first phase, water will be lifted 300 meters above the source of water in Silmichaur. The water will then be distributed to 138 households of Piple, Gairabari and Majhigaun. Then the water of Silmichaur will be lifted up to Kaflegaira, which will be distributed to 25 more households.
As per the planning, another water tank will be built in Kaflegaira, making sure the water is also distributed to 132 households of Gahate, Chaklekulo, Rohotepani and Tamadi, according to Dotel.
The estimated cost of the project is Rs. 60 million and the local unit has sanctioned Rs. 4.5 million from the current budget for the project.
Preparations are underway to complete this project within the next two years.
Dotel further said that 1,950 meters long pipeline will be used for the project. Ganesh Prasad Timalsina, Chairperson of the National Assembly laid the foundation stone of the project on Saturday. He directed the responsible company to set an example by completing the project before the deadline. He assured to take responsibility of the budget if the project is finished on time. "Don't worry about the budget. Just think about completing the project on time," he said.
Not just that, as lifting water through electricity will cost a lot of money, he will consult with the government authorities to exempt the electricity bill.