Water in Kalu Ganga unfit for human consumption

24 February 2018 11:45 am - 4     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}

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The water in the Kalu Ganga was unfit for human consumption as it was mixed with sea water, the National Water Supply and Drainage Board (NWSDB) said yesterday.

It said the saltwater intrusion had taken place following the prevailing dry weather and had inconvenienced residents living along Kalu Ganga.

The NWSDB said the people in Wadduwa, Waskaduwa, Kalutara North, Nagoda, Bombuwala, Piliminawatte, Payagala, Maggona, Beruwela, Aluthgama, Dharga Town and Benthara, should abstain from drinking water from the Kalu Ganga but can use it for other purposes.

It said residents would be supplied with drinking water using water bowsers that would be kept in public places in those areas and requested the general public to consume water sparingly until the water in the Kalu Ganga recovers from its current state. (Sheain Fernandopulle)

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  • lansur Saturday, 24 February 2018 12:58 PM

    "The NWSDB said the people in Wadduwa, Waskaduwa, Kalutara North, Nagoda, Bombuwala, Piliminawatte, Payagala, Maggona, Beruwela, Aluthgama, Dharga Town and Benthara, should abstain from drinking water from the Kalu Ganga" , does this mean not to drink tap water???

    Unchikun Saturday, 24 February 2018 01:22 PM

    They was flooding in Kalutara a few moons ago. This is a result of illegal sand mining from the river bed. The politicians have to be made responsible for this. These could be irreversible environmental damage.

    Labby Saturday, 24 February 2018 05:01 PM

    Why should residents of Aluthgama, Dharga Town and Benthara use water from the Kalu Ganga? They have the Benthota River if they want to, don't they?

    Raspi Saturday, 24 February 2018 05:24 PM

    The situation was worsened by some idiot(s) who that they it would be a good idea to dig the moya kata in front of the bodhiya rather than where it was earlier. Now the whole town is under threat.


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