Water purification plant launched to tackle chronic kidney disease threat


Minister Dinesh Gunawardena commissioning the plant.
The water purifiers

Text and pixs by Cyril Basnayake

A new Reverse Osmosis water purification plant was commissioned at Padaviya, Parakramapura, in the Anuradhapura district to supply safe drinking water to Chronic Kidney Disease Unknown (CKDU) patients and their families.

This is a joint project of the National Water Supply & Drainage Board and Coca Cola Sri Lanka. The estimated cost of launching this project is Rs. 15 million.

The capacity of this plant, which can filter harmful metals such arsenic, cadmium, fluoride and agricultural chemicals, is 20,000 litres per day.

This project is in line with the latest technology in the modern world to purify contaminated water safely, according to experts.

The plant was commissioned by Water Supply & Drainage Minister, Dinesh Gunawardena last week. Child Development & Women’s Affairs Minister, Tissa Karaliyadda was also present.

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