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

  2004   Tsunami Related Water Quality Surveillance
  2009   WHO Manual on Urban WSP
  2013   WHO TOT program for Sri Lanka and  Development of 6 WSPs (Thuruwila, Kandy-South, Paradeka, Eheliyagoda, Akurana and Greater Kandy)                  
    2014   WHO TOT Program for Sri Lanka
  2014   WSP National Consultation Workshop
  2014   International WSP Assessment Program (Eheliyagoda and Kandy)
  2014   WHO Master 2 Tier Training Programs in Bangkok and Nagapur
  2014    Establishment of WSP Committee
  2015   WSP Advocacy Session and Rural WSP Workshop                                                 
  2015   WSP Bi Regional meeting was attended by NWSDB
   2015   Urban WSP Training programs were conducted in five provinces by the Man Power Development Section of NWSDB
   2015 October   WSP Auditing brief and RWS tool by WHO
   2015 November   WSP Impact Assessment Training
   2015 December    WSP Audit Training Program by WHO
   2016 January   Special session on WSP under 6th International Conference on Student Engineering and Construction Management (ICSECM), University of Peradeniya
   2016 January    Mission on Rural WSP by WHO
  2016 February     WSP TOT Program 
  2016 March   External Informal Audit Program by WHO
  2016 July - August                               

WSP Auditing and Audit Training Program.  24th July to 8th August 2016 (covered Konduwattuwana, Murunkge, Kandana,Matugama,Panadura Zone 1, Galle, Haliela,Kelumpokuna and Kandy South)

WSP COMMITTE OF THE NWSDB                                                      Emergency Response  Plan Committee of NWSDB
Mr. J.R.B. Nedurana, Addl.G.M. (Sew.)    
Mr. S. Sumanaweera, DGM(Production)    Mr. D.U. Sumanasekera, G.M.
Mr. R.P.N. Ratnayake, AGM(WT-Specialist)    Mr.W.B.G. Fernando  Addl. G.M. (CS)
Mr. D. Seneviratne, AGM(Sociology)    Mr. J.R.B. Nadurana, Addl. G.M. (Sew.)
Mr. A. Amarakoon, (CLS)    Mr. B.S. Wijemanna Addl. G.M. (W)
Dr. S.K. Weragoda, (CE - Dambulla)    Mr. D. Thotawatta, Addl. G.M. (F)
Mr. N.I. Wickramasinghe (Snr. Sociologist)    Mr. S. Sumanaweera, DGM (Production)
Mr. L. Weerasekera (Snr. Chemist)    Mr. B.L. Gunaratne, DGM(M&E)
Mr. M. Rajapakse (Snr. Hydrogeologist)    Mr. A. Amarakoon, CLS
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  
Policy of High Polluting Industries   Download  
Drinking Water Quality Surveillance   Download  
Cabinet Paper on Water Quality Surveillance  
Cabinet Memo 2009 (1)   Download  
Cabinet Memo 2009  (2)   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  


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

1. Basic ERP - Download

2. ERP flow chart (Sinhala, English) - Download English/ Sinhala

3. Reporting  Format  For Damages  & Losses  -                           View/(PDF)Download      Download (word file)