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  Kandy City Waste Water Management Project
     The city has been experiencing severe health and environmental issues with consequent scocial concerns owing to haphazard urbanization social concerns owing to haphazard urbanization, rapid population growth and above all, improper wastewater disposal that threaten human wellbeing.
      Wastewater generated from the city that flows through the drainage system, canals and rivulets eventuaaly finds its way to the Mahaweli river and the Kandy Lake polluting these sources that enhance the beauty of the city. Mahaweli river is the country's most dependable source of irrigation, and it supplies drinking water to Kandy and Matale Municipalities.

      Water polluted and decreased in quality due to human use in considered wastewater. it is the water used at least once and disposed without first being treated for effluents according to the accepted standards. Many households, commercial units, Hospitals and other service providers discharge wastewater directly to the environment.  

  •   Sewage mixed water discharged from toilets.
  •   Water discharged from kichens.
  •   Water discharged from bathing and washing.
  Kandy City Wastewater Management Project (KCWMP)
      Kandy City Wastewater Management Project is a response by the Government of Sri Lanka to effectively address the problem of wastewater management in the municipality. co-financed by the Government of Sri Lanka and the Japanese International Coorperation Agency, (JICA) the project is jointly implemented by the National Water supply and Drainage Board (NWSDB) and the Kandy Municipal Council. (KMC)
      Once construction is complete, the NWSDB will assume responsibility for operation and main pump house. KMC on its part will handle the service connections and the operation and main pump house of the wastewater transmission network including the small pump house.
Project coverage and Targets
  •   Renovation of existing 12 numbers public sanitation facilities
  •   Renovation of 4 numbers existing public bathing places.
  •   Construction of 1 number new public bathing place.
  •   Construction of 512 number new private sanitation facilities for the low income people based on participatory approach.
  Direct Benefits  
Boost to public health through improved environmental quality within premises and outside due to elimination of septic tanks and soakage pits that breed cockroaches, files, mosquitoes and other insects.
Income saved and inconvenience averted from having to access Municipal gully Bowser service to Dispose the wastewater accumulated in septic tanks and soakage pits.
Changed land use patterns: land utilized for septic tanks and soakage pits freed for alternative uses.
Dividends from cost-effective path for collection, treatment and reuse of wastewater generated from the households and other premises.
Indirect Benefits
Rainforced dignity as residents of salubrious Kandy City.
Improved income of the city residents and the business community associated with the increases in arrivals of local and foreign tourists to experience Kandy City.
Reduced public medical expenses resulting from improved health conditions in the city.
Value added civic and personal attitudes fostering personal resposibilities for cleanliness, health and hygiene.
Threats of landslides and earth slips caused by disposal of wastewater through septic tanks and soakage pits to the environment controlled by their elimination.
Secure sustainability of natural resources that support life.
  Responsibilities of Citozens, Business community and Commuters
Be sure to direct only wastewater, and not any other water such as rainwater, runoff etc., to the wastewater transmission network.
Refrain from introducing solid wastes like polythene, bottles, broken glasses, cardboard, plastic meterials etc. to the manhole constructed in the neighbors.
Be kind enough to share information about the project and its uses and benefits with the neighbours.
Be generous to accommodate neighbours' need for constructing wastewater pipeline underground your private property to permit connection and access to the central system.
Extend assistance to organize project-spoonsored awareness programmes at the community level that aim at improved health and hygienic practices associated with kichen management and sanitation.
Be gracious enough to tolerate the temporary inconveniences caused by the project contruction work and enjoy project impacts on improved environmental quality.
Cause no damage to the machinery and equipment at work sites.
Keep children away from the machinery equipment and the work site.
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