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.