Dry Zone Urban Water and Sanitation Project - for Puttalam 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 IEE for the water supply and sanitation subprojects proposed in Puttalam. It discusses the environmental impacts and mitigation measures relating to the location, design, construction and operation of all physical works proposed under these subprojects. It is one of four documents describing the environmental impacts and mitigation of all urban subprojects proposed by the Project Preparatory Technical Assistance conducted in 2007-08. These documents were prepared in October 2007 and by one International and one Domestic Environmental Specialist via inputs of three months each.

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.