Out of the water supplied to the city of Colombo nearly 45% of it gets wasted, a survey conducted by the National Water Supply and Drainage Board (NWSDB) reveals.
When it was found earlier that the highest wastage occurs in cluster houses, the NWSDB took steps to fix water meters to such households. By that the NWSDB managed to save 50% of the wastage.
This was revealed at a meeting held in Colombo recently to evaluate the services rendered by the members of the public water committees.
The Chairman of the NWSDB, Karunasena Hettiarachchi, who presided at this evaluation meeting, described this meaningless wastage of water as ‘a national crime.’ He also said that he felt elated for having been able to provide water connections to a large number of people since of late. (Ceylon Today Online)