Limit water usage to enable steady supply: NWSDB

2018-09-07 09:26:21

The National Water Supply and Drainage Board (NWSDB) yesterday requested the public to limit water usage to only what was required for domestic activities and refrain from using the utility for activities such as washing cars, gardening and maintaining swimming pools etc.

The NWSDB explained that water supplies were diminishing rapidly due to the prevailing dry weather and the resulting increase in the consumption of water.

Water supply to some areas in Colombo, especially those living on high ground, would be sluggish due to the prevailing low water pressure, the board said.

The utility provider requested the public’s corporation in limiting consumption in a bid to provide an equal water supply to households that are currently receiving little or no water. (Darshana Sanjeewa)

  Comments - 4

  • Ram Friday, 7 September 2018 10:37

    Drought is not un-common in SL, this has been happening for decades now. What measure have the NWSDB has taken to mitigate this grave concern ? what an in efficient public sector we have.

    Reply : 1       28

    Karu Friday, 7 September 2018 14:31

    Now comes the real issue. How are we going to provide water supply to the Port City and those high rise residential units coming up.

    Reply : 0       14

    Sea Water Friday, 7 September 2018 18:41

    They pump sea water after desalination

    Reply : 2       1

    observer Friday, 7 September 2018 19:07

    Exactly.We have new Apartment buildings and new apartment buildingsSame water supply to supply them

    Reply : 0       1

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