Domestic Water Sources in Aizawl City

Domestic Water Sources in Aizawl City

ABSTRACT The water needs of the hilly people for generations have been met by natural sources of water. Traditionally, Tuikhur (i.e., water seepages accumulated in artificially fabricated reservoirs and springs water collected in artificial tanks) on the hill slopes and collection of rainwater is used as the main source of drinking water in Aizawl. With increasing population, traditional source of water became progressively inadequate for fulfilling the water needs of the people. Despite the area is gifted with abundant rains, the major portion of it goes waste in the form of surface runoff due to high relief and steep slopes. At present, the capital of Mizoram faces water crisis and despite piped water supply scheme, the quantum of water supplied is far below the civic standards. The present study aims at to get information of households’ different means of access to water supply to meet their daily requirements.

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