Name : Sashendra Dangol
Location : Pulchowk, Lalitpur
“During the time of the monsoon, I would usually notice how much water would go to waste from the roof of our house. Therefore, I decided to collect the rainwater and use it for domestic use” says Mr. Dangol.
Chandra Krishna Dangol’s underground water tank was never full. The government supply lines would provide water only once a week and that too for not more than 5 to 15 minutes when divided with houses in a lower elevation.
Mr. Dangol like many in the Kathmandu Valley was dependent on tanker water supply. But even buying tanker water was not easy. When his regular supplier switched off his mobile phone, the new suppliers would often ignore or deny his requests because of the growing demand. This compelled him to look for a more sustainable alternative.
“During the time of the monsoon, I would usually notice how much water would go to waste from the roof of our house. Therefore, I decided to collect the rainwater and use it for domestic use” says Mr. Dangol. He also noticed the rainwater collection would have dark sediments, dirt, and debris washed from the roof. Thus his son, Sashendra Dangol, while searching for rainwater harvesting system found SmartPaani on the internet.
During the site assessment, He found the SmartPaani’s filtration process easy and effective and with SmartPaani’s technical inputs he changed from a 1-inch to 3-inch PVC collection pipe, allowing him to collect more water.
Mr. Dangol now collects more than 71,000 Liters of rainwater annually and He easily saves more than two tankers of water each month. Delighted Mr. Dangol mentions “Yesterday’s rainfall has refilled my water tanks up to the brim. It brings much joy to see the tank full every time it rains during the monsoon”