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Pipe-borne water by NWSDB to Rathupaswala

2013 Aug 13

The National Water Supply and Drainage Board (NWSDB) announced yesterday that it began lying pipelines for the supply of clean drinking water to 700 families of Rathupaswala, Gampaha on Saturday, 10 August.  At Economic Development Minister Basil Rajapaksa’s request, work on this has been expedited under the direction of Water Supply and Drainage Minister Dinesh Gunawardene. The water is being supplied from the Biyagama Water Purification Plant to meet the urgent need of the people.
The Water Supply and Drainage Ministry has already taken steps to supply 40,000 people in Rathupaswala, Weliweriya, Minuwangoda and Attanagalla with clean drinking water under the Gampaha-Attanagalla-Minuwangoda giant water supply scheme sourced to Attanagalla. Sri Lanka and China will sign the agreement on this project costing Rs. 22,000 million at the end of this month.
The NWSDB is already providing water by bowsers to people of Nadungamuwa, Rathupaswala, Uruwala North and Uruwala West, Magalwala and Sivuralumulla. Five NWSDB bowsers and three Pradeshiya Sabha Bowsers have been deployed for the purpose. The Negombo Water Supply project was opened at Bambukuliya in Kochchcikade, Negombo on 20 September 2011. It has been a source of drinking water 198,000 people in the Gampaha District. In future, its beneficiaries will increase to a total of 215,000 people.
On 31 July, President Rajapaksa opened the newest water purification plant at Biyagama. Known as the Kelaniya South Bank Water Supply Project, it supplies 180 million litres of water per day to the drinking water system, benefitting one million people residing in Gampaha West (Kiribathgoda, Kelaniya, Biyagama, Kadawatha, Ragama, Wattala, Kandana, Ja-ela, Seeduwa and Ganemulla).

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