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RSE (E)/DGM/31 March 2012 Secretary, Ministry of Water Supply and Drainage No:35, Lakdiya Madura Sunil Mawatha, Pelawatta Battaramulla. PROVISION OF SAFE DRINKING WATER FOR PEOPLE IN THE CHRONIC KIDNEY DISEASE OF UNKNOWN (CKDU) AFFECTED AREAS This refers to Director (Development) of Ministry of Water Supply & Drainage letter No:03(i)/03/51 dated 11.03.2012. A. CKDU Areas in Eastern Province CKDU areas already identified with in the Eastern Province include Wan Ela, PadaviSiripura and Dehiatt
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    RSE (E)/DGM/31 March 2012 Secretary,Ministry of Water Supply and Drainage No:35, Lakdiya MaduraSunil Mawatha,PelawattaBattaramulla. PROVISION OF SAFE DRINKING WATER FOR PEOPLE IN THE CHRONIC KIDNEYDISEASE OF UNKNOWN (CKDU) AFFECTED AREAS This refers to Director (Development) of Ministry of Water Supply & Drainage letterNo:03(i)/03/51 dated 11.03.2012. A.   CKDU Areas in Eastern Province CKDU areas already identified with in the Eastern Province include Wan Ela, Padavi-Siripura and Dehiattakanidya. 1. Initiatives already taken to provide safe drinking water as temporary arrangementsa)    Wan Ela Five (05) GNDx in the Wan Ela area are fed by a water bowser supply arrangementmanaged by two CBOs. Two NWSDB own bowsers have been vested with the CBOs.Operation and daily maintenance of the bowsers are by the CBOs. NWSDB providetreated water at the Kantale Water Treatment Plant to CBO at the bulk supply rate tofill the bowers. Distribution to the public is by the CBO. This arrangement ismonitored by NWSDB Kantale staff. b)   Padavi-Sripura It is proposed to introduce a bowser supply arrangement managed by the PradshiyaSabha to Padavi-Siripura area. They are geared for the operation. The intakes alreadyconstructed under JICA RWS project by the North East Provincial Council can be used    for this purpose. The public perception on use of any form of ground water has to becleared as the already constructed wells are of acceptable water qualities, and abowser to be sourced to implement this mechanism. 2. Long term arrangements to provide safe drinking water to the people in theaffected areas.a)    Wan Ela Wan Ela pipe water supply scheme is designed to obtain treated water from KantaleWater Treatment Plant. Funds for this scheme is available under Capital Budget forthis year and it is planned to commence construction within this year. b)   Padavi Siripura 80% of the population is covered under the on going JICA funded Rural Water Supplyproject implement by the Provincial Council. It is proposed to mobilize PradehiyaSabha to continue the bowser supply arrangement to the balance 20%. c)   Dehiattakandiya Affected areas are covered under the water supply augmentations presently carried tothe existing Dehiattakandiya Water Supply Scheme with Capital Budget funds and itis planned to be completed by end 2012. 3. Details regarding any requests made by different parties/institutions and actiontaken by the NWS&DB None. 4. Your suggestions and action plan if any to provide safe drinking water to thepeople in the affected areas. Covered under 1 and 2 above B.   CKDU Areas in Uva Province CKDU areas already identified with in the Uva Province include 15 GNDS in Girandurukottearea in Mahiyanganaya DSD and Kukurampola and Rathangama in Buttala DSD, 1. Initiatives already taken to provide safe drinking water as temporary arrangements a)   Girandurukotte – Theldeniyaya GNDAs the first step Theldeniyaya GND in Girandurukotte area is fed water by a bowser supplyarrangement managed by NWSDB and 95 families are covered. NWSDB provide treated water    from Girandurukotte Water treatment plant and 10 plastic shell tanks with 1 cum capacity areplaced in the area. Distribution to the public is carried out through a village society. Once aweek tanks are filled from bowser supply. This arrangement is monitored by NWSDBGirandurukotte staff. 2. Long term arrangements to provide safe drinking water to the people in theaffected areas. a)   Robariyawa & Millaththawa GNDS in Girandurukotte areaThese areas are covered by NWSDB through bulk supply from Girandurukotte treatmentplant and distribution system with maintenance managed by Gamidiriya Foundation. About1200 water connections have been given under this project.The total cost was beared byGamidiriya Foundation.b)   Rathkinda Proposed Wss for Rathkinda GND in Girandurukotte areaOne scheme is proposed from Gamidiriya Foundation to supply water from Ulhitiya reservoirafter doing treatments. The community contribution for a family is estimated as Rs 14000 with22 labour days and the community faced difficulties to contribute it. There are around350families are proposed cover from this scheme and still the programme is not implemented. 3. Details regarding any requests made by different parties/institutions and actiontaken by the NWS&DB a) Gamidiriya Organization requested from NWSDB to cover the water supply in Agalaoya Ihala and pahala in Girandurukotte GND from two bulk supply and arround450families are proposed to cover from it. Estimate preparation is in progressb) Gamidiriya Organization requested from NWSDB to cover the water supply throughtwo bulk supply in Ulhitiya GND in Girandurukotte area and around 375 families willbe benifitted .Estimate preparation is in progress 4. Your suggestions and action plan if any to provide safe drinking water to thepeople in the affected areas. a)   Bowser supply arrangement to be expanded to balance GNDs ( 10GNDs located in 10kmradius from Girandurukotte wss)b)   Feasibility study to implement A new water supply scheme in Rotalawela or Aluyatawalaarea is in progress.    c)   Pipe line Extensions from Buttala wss to be arranged to Kukurampola and Rahathangamaarea in Buttala DSDEng. K.L.L.Premanath General ManagerNational Water Supply & Drainage Board
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