Project for Improving Water Access (PIWA)

PIWA aspired to improve sustainable access to safe drinking water, increase the number of households with access to adequate water, and reduce labor for water access, along with promoting a participatory, bottom-up, and sustainable approach to rebuilding. With the grant assistance from the Japanese Embassy in Nepal, and partnership with Peace Winds Japan, the project rehabilitated 8 of the Water Supply Schemes that were affected by the Nepal Earthquake 2015 in Thumpakhar VDC of Sindhupalchok District. 

5 Water Supply Schemes were constructed that supplied piped potable water to 834 people. The average fetching time for water from the household to the tap stand was less than 5 minutes. The Water User’s Committees were trained on Operation and Maintenance for them to be able to carry out repair, maintenance, and operations activities of Water Supply Schemes for the sustainability of the project.