April 18: The residents of Kathmandu are receiving 140 million litres of drinking water from the Melamchi Water Supply Project on a daily basis, according to a news report prepared by the state-owned national news agency RSS.
The project has started formally distributing water to the dwellers of Kathmandu after President Bidya Devi Bhandari inaugurated the water distribution tap in Kathmandu some time ago.
The project supplied about 80 million liters of water in the trial phase until last week and has now officially started distributing 10 million litres of water.
According to the spokesperson of Melamchi Water Supply Development Committee, Rajendra Panta, the project has begun distributing 140 million litres daily from April 15 and will be increased the water supply up to 170 million litres very soon.
Giving reference to Panta, RSS said that both of the water-processing plants in Sundarijal have come into operation. The project has been distributing water from Mahankal, Balaju, Lazimpat, Anamnagar, Panipokhari, Minbhawan and Khumaltar water depots.
According to RSS, water supply would be soon extended to other depots in Thimi, Kirtipur. Nine water ponds and 1,100 kms long distribution system is being development in the Kathmandu valley for the distribution of water.