Navy installs another Water Treatment plant
A water treatment plant (RO) was installed at the Sri
Siddhartha Central College in Eppawala, Anuradhapura by the Sri Lanka
Navy. The plant, produced by the Research and Development unit of the
Navy was declared open on Monday (26th September)
According to navy media sources, this new RO system
will provide safe drinking water to over four thousand children of the
school and around 300 families in the area. Navy has installed the RO
plant on a directive of the Commander of the Navy Vice Admiral Ravindra
Wijegunaratne after the bund of the Eppawala Reservoir had been damaged
during a flood and the people were facing a water crisis.
So far the navy has installed 27 RO plants across the
island with a view of providing safe drinking water to people. These RO
plants have benefitted over 10,000 school children and 16,000 families
living in remote areas. Meanwhile four similar plants are to be set up
at the Bhikku University in Anuradhapura on Tuesday (27th September) and
University of Jaffna on Sunday (02nd October).
The ceremony was attended by the members of the Maha
Sangha, Commander North Central Naval Area, Commodore Merril
Wickramasinghe, senior naval officers, principal, staff, and children of
Sri Siddhartha Central College and area residents.