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More RO water treatment plants installed

[October 05 2017]

Continuing its project of producing and installing Reverse Osmosis (RO) water treatments plants, the Sri Lanka Navy, with financial provisions from the Presidential Task Force on Prevention of Chronic Kidney Disease, Sri Lanka Navy, Sri Lanka Army and Sri Lanka Customs, has installed 15 more RO plants in several parts of the country, recently.

According to Navy media, RO plants developed by the Research and Development Unit of the Navy have been installed in Senevigama, Dikyaya, Kudalunuka, Keselpoth North, Nagadeepa 6 B, Morana in Ridimaliyadda and Walpola in Medawachchiya areas. In addition, RO plants have also been installed at the Oyamaduawa temple and Gangaramaya in Galenbindunuweva, enabling resident members of the Maha Sangha and families in the surrounding areas easy access to clean drinking water.

These RO plants will collectively provide clean drinking water to more than 1850 families while the one installed at the D.S. Senanayake Primary School in Anuradhapura will quench the thirst of 2,347 students of the school. Several RO plants were also installed at Army camps in Pulmudai, Vavuniya and Mannar regions.

Since its inception in December 2015, the Navy's RO plant project has seen 275 water treatment plants being installed in parts of the island where a high prevalence of kidney disease is recorded. Initially funded by Naval personnel, the project is financially backed by the Presidential Task Force on Prevention of Chronic Kidney Disease and also state and private sector entities. So far the project has enabled more than 123,000 families and about 90,000 school children access to safe drinking water.

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