Discolored water being tested

6 May 2011 06:16 am - 12     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


By Gandhya Senanayake

The Central Environmental Authority (CEA) and the police are conducting investigations to find the source and the composition of discolored water flowing into the Kelaniya River from a canal in the Pitiwila area after residents in the area complained to the Water Board.

When contacted officials at the Ambatale Water Treatment Plant told Daily Mirror online that the water fed to the plant from the Kelaniya River was not affected or contaminated from this incident. However he said it was illegal to contaminate water sources and that they will investigate the matter.

Water board officials added that water at the Ambathale Water Treatment Plant was not contaminated in any way and that internal tests were always being conducted to keep a high degree of water quality.

Moreover investigations were being carried out to determine the composition of the reportedly black color water that was flowing to the river. Several water samples were already being tested by Central Environmental Authority. (Daily Mirror online)

  Comments - 12

  • dumbo Friday, 06 May 2011 09:57 AM

    grow up!!

    JSP Friday, 06 May 2011 10:23 AM

    Any social issue is 'political' though not party politics. Of course 'politics' has been overcome by party politics - sadly!

    zorro Friday, 06 May 2011 10:34 AM

    sounds coming from a textile or chemical factory. Is there any if yes who is protecting them to do such things and get Scot-free?

    Mushi Friday, 06 May 2011 10:41 AM

    Empire of Dutugemunu is contaminated as its emperor is contaminated.

    cpp Friday, 06 May 2011 06:40 AM

    All blacks regime.

    Supun Friday, 06 May 2011 06:45 AM

    We had no problem with our water quality so far... the authorites should take steps to make it stay that way.

    Bigga Friday, 06 May 2011 06:49 AM

    Who ever is contaminating the water should be jailed for making our lives harder and health weaker

    Ding Friday, 06 May 2011 06:50 AM

    CEA take action against who ever is discoloring our water

    tharanga Friday, 06 May 2011 06:52 AM

    this is an environmental concern. not a political issue. so, don't comment on politics.

    Silva Friday, 06 May 2011 07:06 AM

    Your Correct Mr Tharanga, But Kelaniya is a Seperate State by it is own. Feel there is no agreement to share the water.

    sltk2004 Friday, 06 May 2011 07:48 AM

    Check their connections first...

    Calistus Jayatilleke Saturday, 07 May 2011 09:44 AM

    Could be some illegal brew like "kasippu" or "goda" hurriedly thrown the lake to escape from a raid !

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