Name : Kamal Bahadur Gadaraj
Location : Nayabazaar, Kathmandu
Proprietor of “Jewel Metal and Furniture”, Kamal Bahadur Gadaraj had just begun building his house at Nayabazaar when he heard about rainwater harvesting.
Systems: Rainwater Harvesting, Groundwater Recharge, and Biosand Filtration
Proprietor of “Jewel Metal and Furniture”, Kamal Bahadur Gadaraj had just begun building his house at Nayabazaar when he heard about rainwater harvesting. He knew SmartPaani’s Gokul Dangal and thus, in his house’s design, rainwater harvesting and biosand filter systems were incorporated. It has been 3 years since these systems were installed and they have helped make his life go smoothly. He does not buy tanker water since rainwater and well water (filtered by biosand) is enough to meet the water demands of the 11 people in his house. Though extremely happy with the system at present, he was hesitant at first whether he would be able to drink the water filtered from biosand as promised by the technician. Now he is drinks it and is confident. Even his Rs. 50000/- investment on this has returned within a few months. He recommends these systems to other people and recently one of his neighbors installed rainwater harvesting and biosand filtration upon his recommendation.
Satisfied his exclaimed, “Once in a life investment, easy forever. I have not bought tanker water for the past few years”