Navy builds water treatment plant at Hambegamuwa
[Sep 24 2016]
Another water treatment plant (RO) has been built by
the Navy at the Hambegamuwa Junior School in Monaragala. The Reverse
Osmosis (RO) plant built under navy's community welfare initiative to
prevent Chronic Interstitial Nephritis in Agricultural Communities was
declared open during a ceremony on Friday (24th September).
The RO plant has a capacity to treat 10,000 litres of
water per day that will help over 180 students and about 300 families in
the village to access safe drinking water.Navy has developed and
installed 25 such water treatment (RO) plants across the island where
the prevalence of kidney disease is widespread. Meanwhile work on
another RO plant to be installed Tathabalagama in Hambegamuwa will begin
on Saturday (24th September).
Members of the Maha Sangha, Uva Provice Project
Director Mr. Jagath Pushpakumara, senior naval officers and a large
number of area residents were present at the opening ceremony.