Satellite Map of Proposed Area for Water Supply Project (Phase I Pilot Project)
Drilling equipment at Chaurjahari
Access difficulties in transporting drilling equipment to Bheri River
Instillation of Submersible water pump in bored hole
Pumped water in Hospital
Being one of the remote areas of Nepal and significantly suffered from civil war, adequate and safe water supply is one of the major challenges that Chaurjahari is facing till now. Though villagers are consuming water from the Bheri River and spring water, either it is not enough for daily consumption nor it is safe to drink i.e. it may cause various communicable diseases. In addition, many of them, particularly women, have to carry a jar of water from a long distance that affects their health problems, such as prolapsed, back pain, etc. In the same way, it also impacts the schooling of children when assisting with household activities, such as water transport from the river, which may take several hours.
HDCS initiates a drinking and irrigation water supply project to facilitate the villagers of Chaurjahari, so that these issues can be resolved. Infrastructure for the collection, transmission, treatment, storage and distribution of drinking water for various locations in Chaurjahari were designed by HDCS. Bheri River water was also planned to be used for agricultural use in addition to drinking water by pumping directly from the river to the reservoir in some dry land areas of different communities of ward no. 1. However, because of the budgetary insufficiency, HDCS was only able to lunch a pilot project for the supply of water to approximately 3000 persons of ward no 1. In this connection, a drilled borehole alongside the Bheri River was developed in 2019 as the first phase of this project, as per the geophysical investigation for clean and safe drinking water, which is now continued in the second phase by developing the reservoir tanks and household distribution system with the financial and technological support of Team and Team International and Yonsei University of South Korea. It has also been planned recently that solar-generated electricity will also be used by submersible water pumps to reduce operating costs. This venture also supports the proposed future 300-bed Rukum Chaurjahari hospital (CHR) along with uplifting the socio-economic status of the Chaurjahari people.
In the third phase, we are planning to lift the underground water for irrigation and distribute to the dry lands for agriculture purpose. So, we need your support to execute this plan into action.