Tags

A strategy for supplying safe drinking water to rural communities where the groundwater is not suitable for consumption.

1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars (No Ratings Yet)
Loading...Loading...

In Sri Lanka owing to the geology, rainfall patterns, land use etc. there is considerable variance in the quality of groundwater. Water quality issues include salinity, hardness, certain minerals such as Fe, Mn, Fluoride, agricultural pollution etc. The required water treatment technology is too expensive for rural water supplies and as a result, often the groundwater source is rejected. The North Central Province, a predominant paddy cultivation area, is plagued with chronic kidney disease (CKD). CKD is present in areas where the groundwater is hard and contains high Fluoride.

Comments

A strategy for supplying safe drinking water to rural communities where the groundwater is not suitable for consumption.

1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars (No Ratings Yet)
Loading...Loading...

Groundwater is the most widely used source for rural water supplies. However, in many areas due to natural causes and manmade interventions the quality of groundwater has deteriorated to an extent that conventional treatment methods are ineffective. A strategy has been developed to treat groundwater using advanced treatment technologies and provide a per capita supply of approx. 5 lpd for drinking and cooking purposes.

Comments