The old water system was able to meet less than half the total demand for water and, because of the poor quality, many people, especially children, suffered from water-borne diseases. For ten years, Siddhipur residents knocked on many doors at the Department of Water Supply and Sewerage (DWSS) and District Development Committee to get their system fixed. Now, they have decided to do it on their own, with a little help. The help comes from UN HABITAT Water for Asian Cities Programme (WAC), a local NGO Environment and Public Health Organization (ENPHO), and Water Aid Nepal.
Photo: IRC/Dick de Jong