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Five more water treatment plants declared open

Five more water treatment plants declared open

[Jan 24 2017]

Five Reverse Osmosis (RO) water treatment plants produced and installed by the Sri Lanka Navy in several parts of the island were declared open on Monday (23rd January). Accordingly these RO plants were installed at the Alakimbulawa Chethiyagiri Rajamaha Viharaya in Padaviya and Madukanda in Vavunia, Thalawa in Polpithigama, Pallekale and Pottuvil areas.

Navy's initiative will enable resident monks of Chethiyagiri Rajamaha Viharaya and 350 families in the area, 400 families in Madukanda, 450 families in Thalawa, 600 families in Pallekale and 680 families in Pottuvil areas easy access to safe drinking water. Four of the five RO plants were installed with financial assistance from the Presidential Task Force on Prevention of Kidney Diseases while the Ministry of Buddha Sasana had sponsored the RO facility at the Chethiyagiri Rajamaha Viharaya.

So far 112 RO plants have been installed by the navy in areas prone to chronic kidney disease in the country. Navy' initiative has benefitted more than fifty thousand families and over forty thousand school children living in backward areas to draw safe drinking water for their daily consumption.

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