Kathmandu, Dec 31 (RSS): The Kathmandu Upatyaka Khanepani Limited (KUKL), a public undertaking responsible for water supply in the Kathmandu Valley, is to construct water processing plants near the sources in various places in the Valley.
Before this, the water processing plants were near the distribution centres and KUKL is now constructing such centres close to the water source. There was big distance at several places between the source and the processing centre with human settlements in between. Unprocessed water was distributed in few such settlements before this.
KUKL Chief Executive Officer Milan Shakya said the processing centres are being constructed close to the source now for supplying processed water to all places.
According to him, a study has been initiated for this purpose in the Kathmandu Valley. KUKL has been distributing water from 35 sources within the Valley.
Shakya said the processing centres near water sources would be constructed in coordination with the local levels concerned. So far, Tokha Municipality and Budhanilkantha Municipality have agreed to provide land for construction of the water processing plants. KUKL CEO Shakya added that coordination is being established with other municipalities in the Valley to this end.