Delays in restoring water supply to Colombo affect large numbers

Delays in restoring water supply to Colombo affect large numbers

Written by Staff Writer

05 Aug, 2014 | 12:09 am

A large number of people were affected on August 4 owing to delays in restoring the water supply to several parts of Colombo, after a scheduled 36-hour water cut.

Following several extensions, the National Water Supply and Drainage Board noted that the water supply would be restored by midnight on August 5, 72 hours after the initial disruption.

An scheduled 36-hour water cut was imposed at 9 a.m. on Saturday, August 2 in several parts of Colombo. Deputy GM (Products) of the National Water Supply and Drainage Board, Ranjith Perera expressed following views:

“In truth, we were to restore the water supply by 9 p.m. on Sunday. However, the heavy showers, the intermittent showers and several technical glitches caused delays. We could not connect the new pipeline system to the old one. What we were doing was to connect the 1,100-milimetre pipeline that runs from Ambathale to the Jubilee Post to the system.”

Residents of Maharagama, Nugegoda, Wiejyrama, Kotte and other areas were inconvenienced by the extended water cut.

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