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Navy installs RO plant at schools

Navy installs RO plant at schools

[March 26 2017]

Three Reverse Osmosis (RO) water treatment plants, produced by the Sri Lanka Navy were declared open for public use recently (23rd March). According to Navy media sources two RO plants have been installed at Orubendiwewa Madya Maha Vidyalaya and Dharmapala Primary Vidyalaya in Badulla and another one in Nedunkulama in Vavuniya.

The RO plant at Nedunkulama will provide safe drinking water 420 families living in that village while 1,830 children and 140 teachers at Orubendiwewa Madya Maha Vidyalaya can satisfy their daily drinking water requirements from the RO plant installed at that school. 140 school children and 14 staff members of Dharmapala Primary Vidyalaya will be served by the RO plant installed there and in addition 250 families in the locality will also be able to draw safe drinking water for their day to day requirements.

Financial provisions for these RO systems were made by the Presidential Task Force on Prevention of Chronic Kidney Disease. So far the Sri Lanka Navy has produced and installed a total of 167 RO plants in areas prone CKD within the country thereby enabling around 80,000 families unhindered access to safe drinking water.

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