BABIYACHAUR, March 30: The long-standing shortage of drinking water at Dammara in Beni Municipality-5 has been resolved with the construction of the lift pump water supply project.
The project supplies water from a well dug some 20 feet underground at the base of the hill to the 50 households on the top of the hill at Dammara with the help of an electric water pump.
Before this, the Dammara locals used to fetch water from a source far away from the village and it used to take 2-3 hours. They used to fetch water from the river below the village after the only source at Jarbuta started drying up following the powerful earthquake in April 2015.
"Now we have regular supply of water at our doorstep. We have felt a sigh of relief because it saves our time and we can also grow vegetables in our backyard as we have water for irrigation too," said Kabita Baniya, a local housewife.
The project has been constructed at a cost of four million 575 thousand rupees. The water from the water source at Nildhunga on the bank of the Myagdi river is pumped up 90 metres into two reserved tanks, each of 20 cubic metres capacity, which is then supplied to the 50 households. RSS