Sri Lanka: Greater Colombo Water and Wastewater Management

Publication | May 2015

The Greater Colombo Water and Wastewater Management project enhanced water conservation through the standposts in underserved settlements, the National Water Supply and Drainage Board launched various programs across the country.

About 95% of Colombo, Sri Lanka’s capital city and economic and administrative hub, is covered by a piped water supply system. Because the system has low and fluctuating water pressure and intermittent supply, some areas of the city receive water only during off-peak hours and others receive water for an average of only 6–10 hours a day. Many parts of the distribution network were built more than 100 years ago.

By project completion, residents, especially women and the poor, will have more time for productive activities because of 24-hour water supply

Additional Details

  • Environment
  • Urban environmental improvement
  • Water
  • Sanitation
  • Sri Lanka
  • ARM146970

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