In partnership with the Rotary Clubs of Uxbridge (USA & Canada) and Dharan (Nepal) and the Canadian Rotary Committee of International Development (CRCID), NCDC is currently constructing 30 new spring protection projects and 10 drinking water distribution centers in under-serviced areas of Ilam.
"The main objective of spring development and protection is to provide improved water quantity and quality for human consumption. Development of natural springs tends to improve their yield, in contrast to the generally-held belief that discharges decline if the springs are touched. Spring development activities include provision of storage tanks, tapstands, drainage, and catchment area protection. Thus, the design of a standard spring development and protection scheme includes the construction of an intake structure, collection tank, tapstand, and retaining wall, and the provision of drainage, fencing and grassed surround. The intake structure is located at the source of the spring (called the eye, or the point within the spring where the spring flow is concentrated and follows a stable channel), and collects the water for transfer to the collection tank."
- United Nations Environment Program