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Interruptions to water supply if CEB doesn’t restore power breakdowns during strike: Water Supply Trade Union

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The water supply could be disrupted if the Ceylon Electricity Board (CEB) is unable to restore power breakdowns during the protest, the convener of the Water Supply Trade Union Collective Alliance, Engineer Upali Rathnayake said.

He said all pumping stations and water purification plants are operated through electricity supply. There is no alternative measures to get the required power supply. 

Therefore, if there were any kind of power interruptions to the water board, there could be  disruptions to the water supply. 

"It was reported that a Bill is going to be amended with the aim of creating sub companies. Hence, it is clear that there will be an attempt to privatize the National Water Supply and Drainage Board (NWSDB) soon, Rathnayake added. (Chaturanga Samarawickrama)

  Comments - 2

  • Kumar Wednesday, 03 November 2021 10:03 PM

    Even in US. water systems are run by either by the Cities or metropolitan water authorities. It appears some person is speculating cause mayhem. Who want to own stone age water supply systems.

    GHT Wednesday, 03 November 2021 10:08 PM

    If any country goes behind the IMF it is unavoidable such force privatization implemented by them but to bow down.

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