Dry Zone Urban Water and Sanitation Project - for Chilaw Water Treatment System

Date: November 2012
Document Type: Environmental Assessment and Measures / Initial Environmental Examination
Project Number: 37381-013

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This is the updated IEE for the water supply and sanitation subprojects proposed in Chilaw. It discusses the environmental impacts and mitigation measures relating to the location, design, construction and operation of all physical works proposed under these subprojects. The original IEE was one of eight documents describing the environmental impacts and mitigation of all urban and rural subprojects proposed by the Project Preparatory Technical Assistance conducted in 2007-08. These documents were prepared between October 2007 and March 2008 by one International and one Domestic Environmental Specialist via inputs of three months each. These documents are now updated by the Domestic Environmental Specialist in 2012 including the current position.

The Dry Zone Urban Water and Sanitation Program (DZUWSP) is intended to facilitate sustainable development in disadvantaged districts in Sri Lanka. This will be achieved by investing in priority water supply and sanitation infrastructure in selected urban areas. Assistance will be targeted in those parts of the Northern and North-Western Provinces with the most acute shortages of drinking water and sanitation. Chosen urban areas are the towns of Mannar, Vavuniya, Puttalam and Chilaw.