Water for Asian Cities - Nepal
Access to drinking water has increased during the last decade and Nepal is likely to reach near universal access to drinking water by 2015. Those without access may be a relatively small number of communities in difficult geographic settings and some urban and rural settlements. However, access to drinking water does not necessarily imply access to safe drinking water as the piped drinking water is unsafe in most locations throughout the year. Although several cities including capital have a drinking water supply network, they are facing a chronic shortage of water due to unplanned urban growth. The sanitation coverage in the country, estimated at 25 %, is far from adequate. The urban environment is becoming highly degraded, due to discharge of untreated wastewater into water bodies and unmanaged solid waste.

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