Essay on Water Issue in Kathmandu

  • Category: Ecology, Environment,
  • Pages: 2
  • Words: 322
  • Published: 13 March 2021
  • Copied: 184


In this article, there will be information such as how the people in Kathmandu have to travel far distances to get/collect water, the amount of clean water in Kathmandu, the amount of poverty in Kathmandu, the amount of air and water pollution in Kathmandu, how Kathmandu is in a drought, and Kathmandu’s sources of water.

The people of Kathmandu have to travel a far distance just to get water each day. Many of the small remote villages must rely on small brooks running down the mountains and through springs. Each individual would have to travel for hours to collect just little water with a bucket. 

In Kathmandu, there is pollution not simply in the water but also in the air. 80% of the wastewater is generated from households. 2.7% of the water on earth is in Kathmandu. The amount of unclean water is not the only problem there is also very little water. 

In Nepal, 42% of the population is in poverty. Only 23% of Nepal's population has clean water. In Nepal, 16306964 people are in poverty. Only 27% of the people in Nepal have access to basic sanitation.

In Nepal, the water source is shortening and Nepal is in a drought. People have claimed that their faucets have been dried up for over 6 months. People in Nepal’s wells have been drying up. The groundwater is not safe to drink due to the wastewater from the housing. 

There are very limited sources of water in Nepal. There are only 11 drinking spouts. And a majority of the water which is groundwater (look in paragraph 5 for information on why this is bad). It is unsafe to use tap water even if there was not a limited source of water. The tap water is yellow/brown color.

In this article, there was information such as how the people in Kathmandu have to travel far distances to get/collect water, the amount of clean water in Kathmandu, the amount of poverty in Kathmandu, the amount of air and water pollution in Kathmandu, how Kathmandu is in a drought, and Kathmandu’s sources of water.