Water, Sanitation & Hygiene
A community supply of clean drinking water is needed in Ihala Diggala to eliminate CKD and other water borne illnesses at a cost of Rs. 1.5 million.
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Provide clean drinking water to the villagers in Ihala Diggala, Matale and surrounding villages.
Ihala Diggala in Devahuwa (GS), Galewela (DS) is located in the Matale District. Ihala Diggala is home to 300 families. Ihala Diggala is an agrarian community. People in the area struggle daily with no access to clean drinking water. They have to pay for clean drinking water. Their groundwater supply is contaminated with calcium deposits. Their wells dry up during the dry months- and they are only able to farm during the wet seasons. There are a few kidney patients currently in the area- some others have already died. The local school is the only place with a tube well- it has a 500L capacity water filter for the children. However this is not enough for the daily needs of the rest of the village. People from the village have requested Gammadda to install an R.O plant to ensure a consistent clean drinking water supply. The school tube well will be the source of the RO plant.
Gammadda after consultation with Government Engineers have decided to construct an Reverse Osmosis Plant for the residents of Ihala Diggala. The source of the RO plant will be the tube well located in the local school premises. The RO Plant will be installed by the Sri Lanka Navy. Upon completion of the RO Plant- a central water distribution point will be installed for the community to access freely. Gammadda will be monitoring and reporting on the progress of the RO Plant construction. Post construction preventive maintenance and upkeep will be done by the Sri Lanka Navy for the lifetime of the RO plant.