No water yet; repair work continuing

6 July 2016 04:00 pm - 7     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


The repair work on the pipeline carrying water to Colombo and the suburbs has not been completed yet and the resumption of the water supply would take another two hours, Ambatale Water Treatment Plant Operations Manager Piyal Rajapaksa said.

“Water will be pumped from the Ambatale Water Treatment Plant soon after the repair work is finished,” he said.

Water supply to several areas in Colombo and the suburbs was suspended from 6 pm yesterday following a burst in the pipeline.



Video by Sanath Desmond

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  • Murad Wednesday, 06 July 2016 04:42 PM

    we go according to international standard of using toilets wow we are such an advanced blessed nation via DM Android App

    zain Wednesday, 06 July 2016 06:05 PM

    haha... like BIA we need to use tissue papers -) via DM Android App

    Rara avis Wednesday, 06 July 2016 06:35 PM

    this gang of repairers appear to be throw back to the 19th. century It is now 6.30pm and we have been without water for 24 hours. This is a disgusted citizen from Dehiwala.

    Ben Wednesday, 06 July 2016 06:41 PM

    Initially it was informed that water cut would be from 6.00 pm to 6 am. Now 6.30 pm and still no water. So next time water board says a time , make sure that you multiply it by 2 and add a little more too.

    Sutharman Wednesday, 06 July 2016 07:06 PM

    More than 25 hours water cut..Its a sign of poor administration..we people are suffering without water for drinking and washing..We people have realised now how better the administration of previous government..Are you sleeping Mr.President.

    Terminator> Wednesday, 06 July 2016 07:33 PM

    Further delay, shows our water board technical experts skill of work.

    Coconut Republic Wednesday, 06 July 2016 08:31 PM

    We never had a contengency plans for anything.

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