The problems have arisen after the earthquake with the natural springs moving, leaving villages with no water.
In the case of Kuber Tole there are 2 natural springs. The nearest one 30m away and 100m down is a new spring since the earthquake (the villagers feel this may dry up). The 2nd spring is 300m away and about 20m down – this spring has always run with lots of water. We are collecting information on the flowrates at each spring.
There is some pipework and a reserve tank in place but both need improvements/upgrades to use. These were put in place by the government but never finished.
The water will go to the reserve tank in the village. From here the villagers propose a meter to each house/field so water usage can be monitored and the water shared fairly.
- Planning and discussion
- Agreement and contracts signed
- Building work
- Management and maintenance of system
- Growth of village improvement projects and some wealth is generated
- Outcomes and lessons learnt recorded
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