Kelani water treatment plant to open soon
The Kelani Right Bank Water Treatment Plant along with the Kelani
Ganga Water Treatment Plant will be inaugurated at the end of March, a
Water Supply and Drainage Ministry spokesman said. The Water Supply and
Drainage Ministry has planned the project with the intention of
providing drinking water to towns in the northern part of the Western
Province. These towns are Biyagama, Kiribathgoda, Kadawatha, Ragama,
Wattala, Kandana, Ja-ela, Seeduwa and Ganemulla, he said.
The project which costs Rs 10,150 million will benefit around
1,000,000 people. The project will be implemented by the Water Supply
and Drainage Board, he said.
"This is the largest treatment plant of the National Water Supply and
Drainage Board which will be benefit the population in the northern part
of the Western Province",he said.
The project will consist of a new water intake structure with a
capacity of 360,000 m3/day (80 mgd) together with screens, pumps, inlet
gates, 1,200 mm diameter raw water transmission main cranes, electrical
equipment and instrumentation.
It will also have a treatment plant with an initial capacity of
180,000 m3/day (40 mgd).
The project includes the Raw Water Regulation Tank, Mixing
Tank,Flocculator, Clarifier, Filters, Clear Water Tank, Treated Water
Pump House, Chemical Building, Chlorine House, Sludge Collection system
and treated water transmission mains. In addition to that, an
administration building, staff quarters and work shop also are available
Roads development works, landscaping and on-site roads are also
implementing under this project. Water Supply and Drainage Minister
Dinesh Gunawardena recently made an inspection tour of the site with
Disaster Management Deputy Minister Dulip Wijesekara, Western Provincial
Councilor memberd Sisira Jayakody, G. Jayanath, Water Supply and
Drainage Ministry Secretary A. Abegunasekara, Water Supply and Drainage
Board chairman K. Hettiarachchi and Biyagama Pradesheeya Sabha chairman