Surkhet valley is facing an acute shortage of water amidst soaring temperatures. The water crunch here is such that the local water supply office that used to distribute water to the people in a gap of 36 hours is hard pressed to increase this gap.
The water woes of the Surkhet valley have intensified with the drying up of the water sources, Kulmani Devkota, chairman of the Jhupra Water Supply and Sanitation Consumers Committee told RSS.
Water is being distributed to the Surkhet valley population from the Jhuprakhola, Itramkhola and Khorke khola streams in the periphery of the valley. It is said there is demand for 100 litres of water per second in Surkhet, but the reality is that only 46.5 litres per second is currently being distributed with much difficulty because of the lack of water in the source itself.
There is a demand for 10 million litres of water a day but the supply is only 4,037,299 litres. nepalnews.com