More RO water treatment plants installed
Continuing its project of producing and installing
Reverse Osmosis (RO) water treatments plants, the Sri Lanka Navy, with
financial provisions from the Presidential Task Force on Prevention of
Chronic Kidney Disease, Sri Lanka Navy, Sri Lanka Army and Sri Lanka
Customs, has installed 15 more RO plants in several parts of
the country, recently.
According to Navy media, RO plants developed by the
Research and Development Unit of the Navy have been installed in
Senevigama, Dikyaya, Kudalunuka, Keselpoth North, Nagadeepa 6 B, Morana
in Ridimaliyadda and Walpola in Medawachchiya areas. In addition, RO
plants have also been installed at the Oyamaduawa temple and Gangaramaya
in Galenbindunuweva, enabling resident members of the Maha Sangha and
families in the surrounding areas easy access to clean drinking water.
These RO plants will collectively provide clean
drinking water to more than 1850 families while the one installed at the
D.S. Senanayake Primary School in Anuradhapura will quench the thirst of
2,347 students of the school. Several RO plants were also installed at
Army camps in Pulmudai, Vavuniya and Mannar regions.
Since its inception in December 2015, the Navy's RO
plant project has seen 275 water treatment plants being installed in
parts of the island where a high prevalence of kidney disease is
recorded. Initially funded by Naval personnel, the project is
financially backed by the Presidential Task Force on Prevention of
Chronic Kidney Disease and also state and private sector entities. So
far the project has enabled more than 123,000 families and about 90,000
school children access to safe drinking water.