Back to solutions
1 Jan 2020 | NEPCAT technologies

Drinking water quality improvement through conservation measures

1 min Read

70% Complete

Structural and vegetative measures to improve the quality of drinking water contaminated due to poor sanitation and seepage

This technology combines structural and vegetative measures to improve the quality of drinking water in an open spring. The quality of water was deteriorating due to poor sanitation and seepage around the spring. The spring was located near to Dhotra village at Barbot sub-settlement, Kabhrepalanchok district. About five households depended on the spring for their drinking water supplies with a further 10 using it regularly and 10-15 using it occasionally during the dry season.

The main purpose of implementing the technology was to improve the quality of drinking water in the spring by preventing it from being contaminated by surface runoff during the rainy season. This technology has long been implemented across Nepal’s midhills. In this case a development project (PARDYP) mobilised the users and provided them with technical and material support to make the improvements.

light green: districts in 2007

WOCAT database reference: QT NEP17

Location: Dhotra village, Jhikhu Khola watershed, Kabhrepalanchok district, Nepal

Technology area: < 0.1 km2

SWC measure: Structural and vegetative

Land use: Extensive grazing

Climate: Humid subtropical Related approach: Community effort for drinking water quality improvement, QA NEP17

Compiled by: Madhav Dhakal, ICIMOD

Date: : November 2006

Download PDF

 

1 Jan 2020 NEPCAT technologies
Plastic film technology

Plastic film technology, sometimes called plastic mulching, is an important breakthrough that can transform traditional agriculture into modern agriculture by ...

2 Jan 2020 NEPCAT technologies
Vermicomposting

Vermicomposting or worm composting is a simple technology for converting biodegradable waste into organic manure with the help of earthworms. Earthworms ...

1 Jan 2020 NEPCAT technologies
Low cost micro-sprinkler irrigation

An irrigation system that delivers small-sized water droplets through a rotating head allowing longer watering time with less runoff Micro-sprinkler irrigation ...

1 Jan 2020 NEPCAT technologies
Improved terraces

Hillside forward-sloping terracing and stabilisation using structural and vegetative measures This technology addresses the soil erosion and water runoff problems associated ...

1 Jan 2020 NEPCAT technologies
Low cost drip irrigation

An irrigation system which allows the slow and precise delivery of water to crops Drip irrigation is a very water-efficient irrigation ...

2 Jan 2020 NEPCAT technologies
Urine application through drip irrigation for bitter gourd production

Application of cattle urine through drip irrigation technology to provide constant fl ow of fertiliser to bitter gourd Bitter gourd vegetables ...

1 Jan 2020 NEPCAT technologies
Legume integration

Integration of leguminous crops as intercrops on terrace risers or as relay crops Legumes are widely grown across the hills of ...

2 Jan 2020 NEPCAT technologies
Rehabilitation of degraded communal grazing land

Rehabilitation measures, including eyebrow pits and live fencing, were implemented on degraded communal grazing land to reestablish a protective vegetative ...