Water Safety Plan (WSP) targets minimization of risks to the safety of drinking  water from catchment to consumer. This is achieved by imposing barriers to the threats of pollution. Barriers could either be physical or administrative. 


Milestones of WSPs in Sri Lanka



Tsunami related water quality surveillance


WSP Bi Regional meeting was attended by  NWSDB
2009 WHO Manual on Urban WSP


Urban WSP Training programs were conducted in five provinces by the Man Power Development Section of NWSDB
2012 WHO Manual on Rural WSP


 WSP Advisory Unit was established in Kandy
2013 WHO TOT program for Sri Lanka and Development of 6 WSPs (Thuruwila, Kandy South,Paradeka, Eheliyagoda, Akurana and Greater Kandy)


 2015       October    

 WSP Auditing brief and RWS WSP tool by WHO 
2014 WHO TOT program for Sri Lanka

    2015        November   

 WSP Impact Assessment Training
2014 WSP National Consultation Workshop

 2015        December   

 WSP Audit Training program by WHO 
2014 International WSP Assessment Program (Eheliyagoda and Kandy)

 2016        January    

Special session on WSP under 6th  International Conference on Student Engineering and Construction Management (ICSECM), University of Peradeniya
2014 WHO Master 2 Tier Training Programs in Bangkok and Nagapur
          2016            January       Mission on Rural WSP by WHO
2014 Establishment of WSP Committee  2016           February    
 WSP TOT Program
2014 International WSP Assessment Program (Eheliyagoda and Kandy)

 2016          March       

 External Informal Audit program by WHO
2015 WSP Advocacy Session and Rural WSP Workshop       2016  July -     August       WSP Auditing and Audit Training Program, 24th July to 8th August 2016 (covered Konduwattuwana, Murunkgen, Kandana, Matugama, Panadura Zone 1, Galle, Haliela, Kelumpokuna and Kandy South)
WSP COMMITTE OF THE NWSDB                                                      Emergency Response  Plan Committee of NWSDB

Mr. D.S.D. Jayasiriwardane, Addl. G.M. (S.E.) - Chairman

       Mr. G.A. Kumararathne, G.M. (Chairman)
Mr. J.R.B. Nedurana, Addl.G.M. (NC)    Mr. D.S.D. Jayasiriwardane, Addl. G.M.(S.E)
Mr. S. Sumanaweera, DGM(CP)    Mr. D.U. Sumanasekera, Addl.G.M. (WSP)
Mr. K.W. Premasiri, DGM(Production)    Mr. W.B.G. Fernando. Addl. G.M. (CS)
Mr. J. Seekuge, AGM(MPDT)    Mr. L.L.A. Peiris, Addl. G.M. (W)
Mr. R.P.N. Ratnayake, AGM(WT-Specialist)    Mr. D. Thotawatta, Addl. G.M. (F)
Mr. D. Seneviratne, AGM(Sociology)    Mr. S. Sumanaweera, DGM(CP)
Mr. A. Amarakoon, (CLS)    Mr. B.L. Gunaratne, DGM(M&E)
Dr. S.K. Weragoda, (CE - Dambulla)    Mr. A. Amarakoon, CLS
Mr. N.I. Wickramasinghe (Snr. Sociologist)    
Mr. L. Weerasekera (Snr. Chemist)    
Mr. M. Rajapakse (Snr. Hydrogeologist)    
WSP Progress  

 WSP Reporting System

Rural WSP Training Module


Rural WSP Template  Download  
Rural WSP Steps for Sri Lanka  English/Sinhala     
CBO Survey Form  English/Sinhala    
Consumer Satisfaction Survey Form  English/Sinhala                   
Consumer Satisfaction Data Tabulation form   English/Sinhala  
Urban WSP Training Module
WHO WSP Manual    
Sample Water Safty Plan   Download  
Participant's Hand Book       
Assessment Template    
Common Introduction   Download  
NWSDB risk matrix for WSP    
Water Quality Surveillance    
Testing Sample Circular   Download  
Catchment Protection    
Stream Reservation and Guideline for River  Reservation   Download  
Climate Related Policies    
National Climate Change Policy in Sri Lanka   Download  
National Land use Policy of Sri Lanka   Download  
Draft Cabinet  Memorandum on CCA                  
Well Cleaning Guideline   Download  
Incident Reporting Format   Download  

Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR)

Emergency Response Plan (ERP) is a major component of disaster preparedness. NWSDB has initiated ERP with respect to Water Quality under recent twinning program with Yarra Valley Water, Melbourne, Australia. Refer the following documents for details

• Basic ERP - Download
• ERP flow chart (Sinhala, English) - Download English/ Sinhala