The National Water Supply and Drainage Board (NWSDB) said that it is in a position to ensure uninterrupted water supply to the residents of Colombo and Gampaha.
NWSDB Deputy General Manager Ajith Perera said although they are facing some difficulties to ensure uninterrupted water supply to several parts of the country, they are managing the resources to provide water continuously to Colombo and Gampaha.
He said a sand barrier has been built along the Kelani River towards Ambatale to overcome certain issues.
Perera said through the barrier, they can reduce the pace in which the water level of the river will recede while it will also prevent sea water from infiltrating.
He noted that due to the heat, the demand for water has increased.
“We request the public to use water sparingly and to use the water that is purified for only essential work, until the situation becomes normal. Help us protect water sources by reducing river pollution as much as possible,” he said.