Navy provides Mobile Water Treatment Plant for public use
[Aug 18 2016]
Sri Lanka Navy has deployed its first mobile Reverse
Osmosis (RO) Water Treatment Plant for public use in Hambegamuwa, since
Tuesday (16th August 2016). The mobile RO plant produced by the Navy's
Research and Development Unit will provide safe drinking water to about
3000 people in the area.
According to navy media sources this mobile RO plant
has the capacity to purify and store 10,000 liters of water sourced from
rivers and tanks and thereafter supply the people with safe drinking
water. The RO plant will be maintained by Navy's Southeastern Command.
In addition, upon the direction of Commander of the
Navy Vice Admiral Ravindra Wijegunaratne the navy will deploy five more
mobile water treatment units in the region where the prevalence of
Chronic Kidney Disease high.
At present the navy's Research and Development Unit is
also in the process of producing a Solar Power Plant and Salt Water
Treatment Plant to purify sea water for drinking purposes.