Water Board Assures Uninterrupted Supply

Water Board Assures Uninterrupted Supply
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The National Water Supply and Drainage Board (NWS&DB) assures its utmost in providing an uninterrupted water supply owing to the impending drought.

The Chairman of the Board Mr. K. Ansar stated that they have implemented plans to successfully face the prevailing drought and requested the public to use water sparingly. Ansar added steps have been taken to provide water to areas already affected by the drought.

He further stated that the weather forecast has fore warned that a dry spell will be experienced over the island over the next three months. He said the water levels of reservoirs have been receding and in order to face the situation the support of all consumers was necessary.

The Board has planned to renovate 1,000 tube wells in the dry zone and to dig 4000 new wells in the drought hit areas. Bowzers will also be deployed to provide water to the remote villages.

Therefore, he requested all consumers to use water sparingly adding if consumers with sufficient water supply use water excessively, those residing in rural areas will be severely affected.

 

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