PHIs urged to test water for cleanliness
Public Health Inspectors (PHIs) should send at least two water
samples from their areas every month for testing, Health Ministry
additional secretary Dr Palitha Mahipala said.
Water testing facilities are available in Colombo, Kalutara,
Anuradhapura, Kurunegala and few other areas. A Regulatory Committee on
Water Safety has also been set up by the Health Ministry, he said. Dr
Mahipala was addressing a seminar at the Health Education Bureau,
Colombo in connection with 'National Water Safety Week' recently.
The theme of this year's National Water Safety Week is protecting
water from the source till it is consumed.
A walk was also held from Independence Square/SLFI to Mahaweli Centre
on Monday to mark the commencement of the week.
The public can test their drinking water free of charge through
mobile laboratories, he said.