A Deputy General Manager (DGM) heads the Western North RSC with an Assistant General Manager (AGM) providing support in running the RSC unit. The O&M activities are divided by regions namely the Gampaha Region and the Towns North of Colombo (TNC) region and are managed by two different regional managers. The principal RSC functions are to provide necessary support to the two regional offices in the day to day O&M activities and to provide help and guidance in the ongoing scheme rehabilitation, and augmentation work.

The O&M managers report to the DGM through the AGM and all RSC functions are monitored by the Additional General Manager for Western Zone. The RSC provides services to the regional offices only within their capacity; any additional help as necessary is obtained from the head office (HO) through the respective Additional General Manager.

gampaha map

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As at end of No. of Connection
2006 114318
2007 121535
2008 128851
2009 133387
2012 177981

The quality of water being supplied is tested regularly. Click here for a summary of test results taken island-wide.

Schemes which are presently in operation

Region Scheme Total no. of connections as end of 31st December 2009 Average Monthly Production (m3/ month) Total no. of connections as end of 31st December 2012
Towns North of Colombo Kelaniya 94105 3081735 128039
Biyagama
Ja-Ela
Gampaha Region Kirindiwela 744 15433 49942
Ranpokunagama 2238 78926
Gampaha 3509 110143
Udugampola 100 1686
Bataleeya 424 12534
Yakkala 1911 37413
Veyangoda/ Nittambuwa 3420 71389
Raddoluwa 4786 146775
Mirigama 899 13615
Pugoda 953 17860
Negombo 17639 600355
Divulapitiya 1899 31578
Minuwangoda 760 12041
Katunayake These schemes are now integrated with other Schemes  
Malwana  
Mabima Heiyanthuduwa  
Galahitiyawa  
Urapola  
Dompe  
Total 133387 4231483  

Ongoing Projects

Small and Medium Water Supply Projects
Project Name No. of Beneficiaries Total Cost Estimate (Rs. Million) Duration
From To
Kirindiwela Water Supply 8000 198.0 May 1998 Dec 2013
Nittambuwa/ Veyangoda Water Supply 12000 210.7 Oct 1999 Dec 2013
Katunayake WS - Stage WS 1 & II 29000 470 Jan 2005 Dec 2014
Large Scale Water Supply and Sanitation Projects
Project Name (Donor) No. of Beneficiaries Total Cost Estimate (Rs. Million) Duration
From To
Augemntation of Negombo Water Supply (DUTCH) 137,500 6,791.0 2007 2013
Inter-District Projects
Water Treatment Facilities Moratuwa/ Panadura, Ambatale and in Negombo (Spanish) [Formerly Galagoda Water Supply Scheme] 10,000 2,690.0 Oct 2007 Dec 2009

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Postal Address : Regional Support Centre (Western - North)
National Water Supply & Drainage Board
433/4A, Ganemulla Road,
Kadawatha.
Telephone : +94 11 2922131, +94 11 2922137, +94 11 2922145,
+94 11 2922129, +94 11 2927177
Fax : +94 11 2922146
Name & Designation Mobile E-mail
Mrs. M.K. Bandara
Deputy General Manager
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Mrs. M.R. Nandawathie
Assistant General Manager
+94 77 2442076 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Managers (Operational & Maintenance)

Name & Designation Telephone Fax Mobile E-mail
Mr. K.S.A.U. Gunenayake
(Gampaha)
Responsive Areas: Gampaha, Negombo, Veyangoda, Nittambuwa, Yakkala, Raddoluwa, Divulapitiya, Meerigama, Minuwangoda, Pugoda, Bataleeya, Ranpokunagama
+94 33 2231464, +94 11 2232718 +94 33 2231464, +94 11 2232718 +94 77 2265505 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.">managergam
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Mr. A.S. Wijerathna
(Towns North of Colombo)
Responsive Areas: Kelaniya, Biyagama, Ja-Ela, Dompe, Wattala, Ragama, Kandana, Mahara
+94 11 2909854 +94 11 4741981 +94 71 8240948 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.">managertnc
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Service Standard Indicators

Service Indicators  RSC (Western - North) 2008
Towns North Gamapaha Regional Average
Water Coverage (%) Pipe System maintained by NWSDB 39.4% 13.0% 25.1%
Per Capita Consumption (l/c/d) 117.3 116.7 117.1
Water Availability (hours) 23.5 16.4 21.4
Water Quality - Bacteriological Quality Compliance n/a n/a 94.7%
Water Quality - Bacteriological Testing Compliance n/a n/a 100%
Water Quality - All Samples Compliance n/a n/a 95.8%
Sewerage Coverage (%) 0.0% 3.4% 2.5%

Operational Indicators

Operational Indicators RSC (Western - North) 2008
Towns North Gamapaha Regional Average
Non-Revenue Water (%) 22.9% 17.0% 24.1%
Non-Revenue Water - m3/conn/day 0.25 0.17 0.23
Defective Meters per '000 connections 30 100 51
Total Staff/ 1000 connection 3 8 5
Operational Staff/ 1000 connection 2 6 3
Estimated Bills/ 1000 connections 161 41 126

Performance in Customer Service

Customer Service Indicators RSC (Western - North) 2008
Towns North Gamapaha Regional Average
Response to requests for new service connections (%) 98.5% 86.2% 95.8%
Customer Complaints Volume (Complaints/ 1000 connection) 90.3 154.4 109.1
Customer Complaints Resolution 95.5% 73.0% 86.2%

Key Performance Indicators (KPIs)

Financial KPIs RSC (Western - North) 2008
Kelaniya Gamapaha Regional Average
Collection Ratio (%) 104.5% 98.7% 102.0%
Accounts Receivable Period (months) 5.9 2.1 4.2
Collectable Accounts Receivable Period (months) 2.4 0 1.4
Operating Ratio 1.02 1 1.01
Production Cost (LKR/ m3 Produced) 13.72 26.39 17.08
Average Tariff (LKR/ m3 Sold) 13.04 26.03 16.68
Stock Efficiency (LKR/ connection) n/a n/a 2189
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The North Western RSC is established in year 2008. As per the NWSDB organization structure a Deputy General Manager ~(DGM) is heading the RSC. He is supported by Assistant General Manager~(AGM) for developing works and Manager for Operation & Maintenance works.
The following are the main duties carried out by this RSC;

  • The Work related Local Capital Budget Projects are done by the Planning & Design Division.
  • Preparation and coordinating the Large Scale Foreign Funded Projects are done by the Sector Planning Division.
  • Rehabilitation and Augmentation of Existing Water Supply Schemes are carried out by O&M Division.
  • The Construction Work related Local Capital Budget Projects are supervised by the Construction Division.
  • Billing and Revenue Collection are done by Commercial Section under Manager~(O&M).
  • E&M Division for E&M Works Design and Construction Supervision.

The day to day activities are carried out under the DGM. The Manager~(O&M) and DE~(Kurunegala) Office are also located in the same premises of DGM Offices and DE~(Puttalam) is located in Puttalam

 

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A Customer Satisfaction Survey was initiated to develop the CSI (Customer Satisfaction Index) within the RSC

 Productivity Development Programme was initiated in RSC(NW) as per the instructions given by the General Manager and necessary arrangements made to apply National Productivity awards in 2014 (Application submitted on June 2015) .Five applications were submitted by Regional Support Centre (NW), Ground Water Office (Wariyapola) ,Regional Lab(Kurunegala), Narammala Water Supply Scheme & Wariyapola Water Supply Scheme.

At the competition following awards were received in December 2015.

 

Regional Support Centre (NW)

2nd place in Production & Service Sector - Medium Scale

Ground Water Office, Wariyapola      

3rd place in Production & Service Sector - Small Scale.

Regional Lab, Kurunegala

Commendable Place in Production & Service Sector - Small Scale.

Narammala Water Supply Scheme      

Commendable Place in Production & Service Sector - Small Scale.

And also held an appreciation ceremony to appreciate the employees in Wayamba Region under the participation of Vice Chairman & General Manager.

                                                                                         

 

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Regional Support Centre (NW)

2nd place in Production & Service Sector - Medium Scale

Ground Water Office, Wariyapola      

3rd place in Production & Service Sector - Small Scale.

 

north western map
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Statistics of the Area
Total Area 7,888.0 km2
Population (2012) 2,372,185
* Estimated mid year Population by the Department of Census and Statistics - Sri Lanka

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As at end of No. of Connection North Western
2006 26,218
2007 28,470
2008 32,684
2009 36,347
2010 40,069
2011 46,500
2012 53,580
2013 58,805

The quality of water being supplied is tested regularly. Click here for a summary of test results taken island-wide.

Schemes which are presently in operation

Region Scheme Total no. of connections as end of 31st December 2013 Average Monthly Production (m3/ month)
Kurunegala Distrct Polgahawela 4,050 64,059
Alawwa 1,340 19,407
Ambanpola 1,089 14,364
Ogodapola 441 7,272
Dambadeniya 1,490 24,650
Narammala 2,638 36,220
Nikaweratiya 2,366 50,317
Pannala 360 5,311
Gokarella 571 7,148
Wariyapola 2,533 32,033
Dodamgaslanda 655 9,113
Giriulla 1,305 23,622
Galgamuwa 1,510 24,207
Rambadagalla 717 10,399
Udugama 49 517
Kurunegala - 178,824
Hettipola - 9,257
Wannigama 168 2,061
Padeniya 353 -
Buluwala 154 -
Lake Side 10 -
Puttalam District Rahamathnagar 1,705 23,280
Kakkapalliya 6,095 94,002
Andigama 395 4,408
Chilaw 6,713 121,279
Puttalam 11,401 209,838
Anamaduwa 967 11,348
Wennappuwa 1,484 22,154
Dankotuwa 3,544 62,321
Nattandiya 2,179 30,379
Samudigama - -
Total 56,284 1,097,790

Ongoing Projects

Small and Medium Water Supply Projects
Project Name  No. of Beneficiaries  Total Cost Estimate
(Rs. Million) 
Duration
From To
Nikaweratiya, Maho, Wariyapola Water Supply Project 60,000 996.7 1999 2014
Ibbagamuwa Water Supply Project 7,200 239.0 2012 2015
Dambadeniya Water Supply Project 50,000 796.0 2012 2015
Divulagane Water Supply Project 1,800 47.0 2013 2014

Please click here to view / download full contact list for Regional Support Centre (North Western)

Postal Address : Regional Support Centre (North Western)
National Water Supply & Drainage Board
Dambulla Road, Kurunegala
Telephone : +94 37 2221161, +94 37 2223158, +94 37 2225862
Fax : +94 37 2230086, +94 37 2228564
Name & Designation Telephone Mobile E-mail

Mrs. I.M.W.K.Ilangasinghe
Deputy General Manager

 

+94 37 2221161,
+94 37 2223158,
+94 37 2225862 
+94 77 2017800 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Mr. M.A.G. Susantha
Assistant General Manager (North Western)

+94 37 2221161,
+94 37 2223158,
+94 37 2225862

+94 77 2017799

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Managers (Operational & Maintenance)

Name & Designation Telephone Fax Mobile E-mail
Mr. G.W. Deshapriya
(Kurunegala)
Responsive Areas: Kurunegala & Puttalam Districts
+94 37 2221161,
+94 37 2223158,
+94 37 2225862
+94 37 2231401 +94 77 489653 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.">managerkuru
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Service Standard Indicators

Service Indicators  RSC (North Western) 2013
Regional Average
Water Coverage (%) Pipe System maintained by NWSDB 9.0%
Per Capita Consumption (l/c/d) 99.7
Water Availability (hours) 21
Water Quality - Bacteriological Quality Compliance 99%
Water Quality - Bacteriological Testing Compliance 100.0%

Operational Indicators

Operational Indicators RSC (North Western) 2013
Regional Average
Non-Revenue Water (%) 12.66%
Non-Revenue Water - m3/conn/day 0.081
Defective Meters per '000 connections 12
Total Staff/ 1000 connection 7.1
Operational Staff/ 1000 connection 5.3
Estimated Bills/ 1000 connections 24.8

Performance in Customer Service

Customer Service Indicators RSC (North Western) 2013
Regional Average
Response to requests for new service connections (%) 100.0%
Customer Complaints Volume (Complaints/ 1000 connection) 1.7
Customer Complaints Resolution 86.9%

Key Performance Indicators (KPIs)

Financial KPIs RSC (North Western) 2013
Regional Average
Collection Ratio (%) 99.5%
Accounts Receivable Period (months) 0.62
Collectable Accounts Receivable Period (months) 0.1
Operating Ratio 1.28
Production Cost (LKR/ m3 Produced) 31.70
Average Tariff (LKR/ m3 Sold) 15.31
Stock Efficiency (LKR/ connection) 2,624

RURAL WATER SECTION – NORTH WESTERN PROVINCE - WORK DONE UNDER CKD PROGRAMME IN YEAR 2014

• Hand Pumps Rehabilitation Programme expending 13.10 MRs.

• Pipe Line Extension - Maho to Polpithigama expending 80.00 MRs

• Rain Water Harvesting Tanks
Supply & installation of 41 Nos. of Rain water Harvesting Tanks for 25 Schools expending 4.0 MRs.

• Water Quality Testing Programme expending 3.0 MRs.

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The Services rendered by North Western RSC of N.W.S.& D.B. for patients suffering from kidney disease in Kurunegala district

The data bank of the Department of Health reveals that the no. of CKDu patients in 11 no. of MOH divisions in the Kurunegala district is increasing rapidly. The quality of drinking water could be a major component for the increase of CKDu patients. Hence the N.W.S.& D.B. has initiated no. of projects in these areas.
• In the Polpithigama and Maho MOH divisions, 252 kidney patients have been provided with 250 no.s of Rain water collecting tanks with capacity of 2000 L.
• 25 no.s selected schools in the above areas have been provided with 41 Rain water collecting tanks with capacity of 5000 L.
• Work has commenced for restoring hand pumps and extending the distribution line to supply water from the Maho WSS to these affected areas.
• In addition to this we have lounged a joint programme along with the DHS office in Kurunegala to monitor the quality of drinking water sources (Dug wells) of these affected areas namely Polpithigama, Giribawa and Galgamuwa.

 

The major task of the Sector Planning section is preparation of proposals for new projects to improve the water supply coverage in the North Western Province. Apart from that, the section has planned and achieved following goals.

*Preparation of water supply coverage maps of existing as well as proposed schemes

*Preparation of a database of water supply coverage details about GN Divisions in North Western province

There are major schemes to prepare pre-feasibility reports by the sector planning section of North Western since the availability of water is limited. They can be classified as foreign funded & local funded projects. Except these two categories, still there are few schemes for which no any fund identified yet.

PAC approved projects are Galageda –Mawathagama, Alawwa-Polgahawela, Melsiripura, Galagamuwa, Pannala-Makandura –Kuliyapitiya, Deduruoya, Hiripitiya-Ganewatta in Kurunegala District & Anamaduwa, Dankotuwa, Kalpitiya & Towns South of  Puttlam in Puttlam District.

By implementing   all the above proposed projects, the water supply coverage will be increased up to 67% in Kurunegala District & 81% in Puttalam District.

 

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North Central Region (Anuradhapura and Polonnaruwa Districts)

North Central Region of the National Water Supply & Drainage Board (NWS&DB), which includes Anuradhapura and Polonnaruwa Districts, is headed by the Deputy General Manager (North Central). Regional Support Centre (North Central) has been established to provide the necessary technical and non-technical support for the activities of Operation and Maintenance (North Central) section and as well as to undertake the development activities related to new water supply projects in North Central Province. The development activities of the RSC(NC) are performed under the guidance of Assistant General Manager (North Central) and the responsibility on Operation and Maintenance activities are borne by the Regional Manager (North Central). Functions of RSC(NC) are monitored by the Additional General Manager (Northern/Central) in Head Office.

north central map
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Statistics of the Area
Total Area 10,714.0 km2
Population (2001) 1,104,664
Population (2012)* 1,266,663
Population Density (2012) 118.2/km2
* Extracted from the report of Population and Housing 2012 by the Department of Census and Statistics - Sri Lanka.

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Comparison of Service Connections

As at end of No. of Connection
2010 62,579
2011 67,294
2012 80,314
2013 85,912
2014 91,900
2015 100,668

 

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Water Supply Coverage Maps

 
 
 

 

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The quality of water being supplied is tested regularly. Click here for a summary of test results taken island-wide.

Details on existing water supply scheme of North Central Province

Water Supply Schemes in operation

Region Scheme Total no. of connections as end of
31st March 2016
Average Monthly Production
(m3/ month)
Anuradhapura Distrct Kebithigollawa 1,069 18,880
Anuradhapura East 7,065 164,753
Anuradhapura North 8,819 156,921
A'pura New Town 12,247 366,045
Maradankadawala/Kekirawa 7,067 184,961
Ihalagama 4,508
Sacred-City 6,564 145,378
Eppawala 231 4,256
Kahatagasdigiliya 1,441 26,219
Thambuttegama 4,087 73,709
Galnewa - Bulnewa 3,866 52,434
Horowpathana 217 4,437
Habarana 960 14,166
Madawachchiya 1,513 26,380
Padaviya 684 13,424
Talawa 5,521 102,894
Nachchiyaduwa 2,303 36,693
Mihintale 3,695 73,963
Oyamaduwa 79 1,929 
Thanthirimale 259 3,564 
Polonnaruwa District Minneriya 2,936 84,433
  Higurakgoda 3,728 91,738
  Polonnaruwa 10,145 236,269
  Bakamuna 1,112 19,774
  Dimbulagala 2 7,617
  Gallella 1,463 23,193
  Bendiwewa 1,800 90,122
  Sewagama 4,130
  Manampitiya 1,318 35,642
  Medirigiriya 1,772 42,863
Total 101,629 2,102,657

Ongoing Projects

Small and Medium Water Supply Projects
Project Name No. of Beneficiaries Total Cost Estimate
(Rs. Million)
Duration
From To
Hingurakgoda Water Supply Project 93,750 in 2035 130.0 Jan 2004 Dec 2014
Minneriya Water Supply Project - Stage II 100.0 Jan 2007 Dec 2014
Medirigiriya Water Supply Project - Stage I 62,500 in 2035 919.0 Jun 2007 Dec 2014
Ippalogama Housing Scheme WSP (Combined with Kekirawa WSS) 152,000 in 2030 798.0 Jun 2007 Dec 2014
Parasangaswewa 2,855 in 2025 31.60 Sep 2012 Dec 2015
Large Scale Water Supply and Sanitation Projects
Project Name Name No. of Beneficiaries Total Cost Estimate
(Rs. Million)
Duration
From To
Anuradhapura North WSP - Phase 01 (JICA Funded) 113,900 in 2034 10,247 Mar 2013 Jan 2019
Projects in Pipeline

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 Please Click here to view / download full contact list for Regional Support Centre (North Central)

Postal Address : Regional Support Centre (North Central)
National Water Supply & Drainage Board
Godage Mawatha, Anuradhapura
Telephone
: +94 25 2235993, +94 25 2222295-6
+94 25 2220727, +94 25 2225951
Fax
: +94 25 2225609
Name & Designation Telephone / Fax Mobile E-mail
Eng.G.V.Vijeratne
Deputy General Manager(NC)
+94 25 2235993,
+94 25 2225951/2/6
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Eng. S.C.Rathnayake
Assistant General Manager (NC)
+94 25 2235993,
+94 25 2225951/2/6
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Managers (Operational & Maintenance)

Name & Designation Telephone / Fax Mobile E-mail
Eng. C.S.Lokubarana
+94 25 2224454, +94 25 2222296
Fax: +94 25 2235495

+94 71 7390903

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This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.">Responsible Area: Anuradhapura, Vijayapura, Nachchaduwa, Thalawa, Sacred City, Mihintale, Medawachchiya, Kahatagasdigiliya, Horowpathana, Kebithigollawa, Padaviya, Eppawala, Thambuttegama, Galnewa, Bulnewa, Kekirawa, Habarana, Maradankadawala, Ihalagama, Oyamaduwa, Thanthirimale

Polonnaruwa, Hingurakgoda, Minneriya, Bakamoona, Dimbulagala, Gallella, Bendiwewa, Sewagama, Manampitiya

Please Click here to view / download full contact list for Regional Support Centre (North Central) and click here to view Operation and Maintenance (NC) Section

 

Service Standard Indicators

Service Indicators  RSC (North Central) 2015
Regional Average
Water Coverage (%) Pipe System maintained by NWSDB 32%
Per Capita Consumption (l/c/d) 127
Water Availability (hours) 23.5
Water Quality - Bacteriological Quality Compliance 100.0%
Water Quality - Bacteriological Testing Compliance 90%
Water Quality - All Samples Compliance 95% 
Sewerage Coverage (%) -

Operational Indicators

Operational Indicators RSC (North Central) 2015
Regional Average
Non-Revenue Water (%) 17.9%
Non-Revenue Water - m3/conn/day 0.12
Defective Meters per '000 connections 61
Total Staff/ 1000 connection 4
Operational Staff/ 1000 connection 3
Estimated Bills/ 1000 connections 2

Performance in Customer Service

Customer Service Indicators RSC (North Central) 2015
Regional Average
Response to requests for new service connections (%) 100.0%
Customer Complaints Volume (Complaints/ 1000 connection) 16
Customer Complaints Resolution 99%

Key Performance Indicators (KPIs)

Financial KPIs RSC (North Central) 2015
Regional Average
Collection Ratio (%) 103.8%
Accounts Receivable Period (months) 2.1
Collectable Accounts Receivable Period (months) 2.0
Operating Ratio 0.84
Production Cost (LKR/ m3 Produced) 31.29
Average Tariff (LKR/ m3 Sold) 38.10
Stock Efficiency (LKR/ connection) 1,958

 

 

 

 

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 The Sabaragamuwa Province is located on the South-Central region of the island and it is made up of the two administrative districts namely, Rathnapura and Kegalle. This province is made up of mountain ranges valleys, streams and rivers. Both these Districts are strictly agricultural with tea, rubber, paddy and coconut plantations making up their major income generating enterprises. However much agrarian oriented these Districts are, the District of Rathnapura has maintained a reputation from historical times, the world over, for the wealth of gems.

The Sabaragamuwa Province is the eighth largest province of Sri Lanka boasting a population of 1,919,487 spread out over a land mass 4900 sq km in extent. Area wise Kegalle District covers 1,663 sq km while Rathnapura District is 3,237 sq km. Rathnapura District located at an elevation of 500ft above sea level, and is the administrative capital of the Sabaragamuwa Province about 100km from Colombo. Kegalle District might even be considered the gateway to the central hills of Sri Lanka and the western region of the Kegalle district is less than 500 ft from the sea level with the eastern region lying 1000ft above the sea level.

The Sabaragamuwa Regional Service Support Center (RSC) of NWSDB was established in 2008. After reorganizing the RSC in line with provincial boundaries, it was decided to have a separate RSC for Sabaragamuwa. As is the requirement a Deputy General Manager (DGM) heads the RSC. He is supported by an Assistant General Manager (AGM) and other managers in carrying out the administrative and operational functions. The most important of the RSC functions is the Operation and Maintenance (O&M) of water supply schemes. Other key functions of RSC are: Planning and Design work related to Local Projects; Planning work related to Large Scale Projects; Implementation of Rehabilitation and Augmentation work of the existing schemes; Water Resources Management at the regional or local level; as well as Billing and Revenue collection. Its major task is to provide safe drinking water using new technology and a growing water distribution network.

Naturally, Sabaragamuwa province is made up of mountain ranges and therefore providing pipe borne drinking water facilities to hilly areas is a huge task. However, as of the development of RSC Sabaragamuwa, more than 100,000 families are now provided with safe drinking pipe borne water with covering most of the major cities with higher population density.

The RSC Sabaragamuwa is providing safe drinking water to the community with 12 major water supply schemes in Ratnapura district and 11 major water supply schemes in Kegalle district. Among these water supply schemes, some water treatment plants are newly built automated plants with latest technologies and operations are done with SCADA systems. However, most of the water treatment plants are manually operated full treatment plants and also there are some partial treated water supply schemes within the region.

The National water supply and drainage board is investing Millions of money to building new water treatment plants with better systems. These all investments are being doing to provide a better service with good quality water with adequate quantity to the each citizen within the country. The target of RSC Sabaragamuwa is also to have full treatment plants all over the province and to achieve a higher coverage by providing treated good quality drinking water to the doorsteps of the people living the Sabaragamuwa province.

 

Balangoda Water Treatment Plant

Balangoda Intake -Walawe Ganga

Balangoda Intake - Walawe Ganga  

Balangoda Water Treatment Plant

    

 

Kahawatta Water Treatment Plant

Sedimentation Tank & Rapid Sand Filters

   

Kahawatta OIC office

sabaragamuwa map
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Statistics of the Area
Total Area 4,902.0 km2
Population (2009)* 1,926,000
Population (2012) 1,919,487
Population Density (2012) 391.6/km2
Estimated mid year Population by the Department of Census and Statistics - Sri Lanka

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The quality of water being supplied is tested regularly. Click here for a summary of test results taken island-wide.

Schemes which are presently in operation

Region Integrated Scheme Total no. of connections as end of 30 th November 2018 Average Monthly Production
(m3/ month)
Ratnapura District Nivithigala 1,499 23,500
Embilipitiya 13,584 290,000
Kahawatta 2,499 57,000
Pelmadulla 3,310 63,000
Rathnapura 9,961 320,000
Udawalawa 7,445 140,000
Balangoda 7,652 170,000
Godakawela 3,802 76,000
Eheliyagoda 3,389 45,000
Kiriella 313 5,000
Kolonna 1,183 18,000
Rathnapura hospital 4 30,000
Kegalle District Gonagaldeniya 114 1,500
Ruwanwella 3,172 73,500
Kannantota 887 15,000
Warakapola 1,609 42,000
Kegalle 13,699 320,000
Mawanalla 24,366 480,000
Aranayaka 2,784 42,000
Bulathkohupitiya 500 10,000
Yatiyantota 1,168 22,500
Dehiovita 1,735 27,000
Rambukkana 7,039 175,000
Total 111,710 2,446,000

 

Ongoing Projects

Distribution System of Greater Ratnapura Water Supply

National Water supply and Drainage Board implemented the Greater Ratnapura water supply project with a Spanish government loan. Accordingly, capacity of the existing treatment facilities has been increased by additional 13,000m3/day. However, the distribution system was not included to the project due limitation of funds.

Hence, laying of the distribution system of Greater Ratnapura water supply project has been planned using the Local bank funds. Approximately 200km of pipes will be laid by the project and the estimated total cost is Rs. 2,777 Million. 

Pipe lines will be laid up to Meneripitiya along the Ratnapura-Colombo road and upto Millakade along Ratnapura-Panadura road. In addition pipes will be laid along all the by roads in the area. Total number of beneficiaries from the project is 80,000 and it will cover 25 GNDs.

 

Water Supply & Sanitation Improvement Project (WaSSIP)

The construction works under Water Supply & Sanitation Improvement Project (WaSSIP) were started to provide safe drinking water to the rural community under World Bank funds.

Under the Rural Water Supply component of the project Epalapitiya, Ganepalla and Garagoda Water supply schemes were completed serving 236, 563 and 36 households respectively and the cost is around Rs. Million 92.5.

And also 41% of the overall physical progress has been achieved in the Urban Water supply component of the WaSSIP Project, Greater Galigamuwa WSS. The project consists of construction of 9000 m3/day capacity water treatment plant, transmission and distribution system with service reservoirs covering 29 Grama Niladhari Divisions serving 45,012 people. The total cost of the project is Rs. Million 2,300.

Greater Galigamuwa WSS

  

                        Ground Reservoir                                                                    Rapid Sand Filter

 

   

                             Pump House                                                                                   Intake

 

Proposed Projects

Small and Medium Water Supply Projects
Name of WSS District DS Division Proposed population to be served Served GNDS Water source Present status
Hemmatagama kegalle Aranayaka, Mawanella, Rambukkana 151,635 159 Asupiniella NPD formats sent by NWS&DB
Warakapola kegalle Warakapola 90,000 GNDS alongkandy-Colombo road from Nelundeniya to Ambepussa Mahaoya NPD clearance OK
Greater Ruwanwella kegalle Ruwanwella 110,000 13 GNDS Ruwanwella
04 GNDS Bulathkohupitiya
01 GND Dehiowita
Magal oya Pending NPD Approval.Proposal has been submitted by Korea Exim bank
Eheliyagoda Ratnapura Eheliyagoda, Dehiowita 71,748 28 Sithawaka Ganga Forward for PAC approval
university of Sabaragamuwa  Ratnapura Imbulpe 9,543 Karagasthalawa, Muttettuwegama, Sabaragamuwa university Samanala wewa reservoir Cabinet paper draft send to Addl.GM(P&P)
Pannala- Ampagala kegalle Bulathkohupitiya 3,320 Alawathura, Thelkumuduwala, Ampagala, Kiriporuwa, Panapitiya, Punehela, kendawa, Wegalla, Ambamalla, Udapotha, Bulathkohupitiya, Lewala, Urumeewala Ritigaha Oya Forwarded for PAC approval
 
Postal Address : Regional Support Centre (Sabaragamuwa)
National Water Supply & Drainage Board
New Town
Rathnapura
Telephone
: +94 045 2228271,+94 045 2228272,+94 045 2228274,+94 045 2228275,+94 045 2228276
Fax
: +94 045 228273
Name & Designation Telephone Fax Mobile E-mail
Mr. S.S Devaraja
Deputy General Manager
+94 045 2228271 +94 045 2228273 +94 77 7891332 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.">dgmsab
@waterboard.lk
Mr. W.N  Premasiri
Assistant General Manager (Rathnapura)
+94 045 2228272 +94 045 2228273 +94 77 2386179 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.">agmsabaragamuwa
@waterboard.lk
Mr. Piyarathna Samarathunga
Assistant General Manager (Kegalle)
+94 35 2231807 +94 35 2231823 +94 77 7223738 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.">agmkegalle
@waterboard.lk

Managers (Operational & Maintenance)

Name & Designation Telephone / Fax Mobile E-mail
Mr. L.A.N Amarasena
(Ratnapura)
Responsive Areas: Ratnapura, Embilipitiya, Nivithigala, Eheliyagoda, Udawalawa, Balangoda, Pelmadulla, Kahawatta, Godakawela, Kiriella

-94 45 2228500

Fax: +94 45 2228033

+94 71 4396911 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.">managerratnapura
@waterboard.lk
Mr. R.W.M.R.P. Wanigasekera
(Kegalle)
Responsive Areas: Kegalle, Mawanella, Aranayaka, Ruwanwella, Dehiowita, Warakapola, Yatiyanthota, Rambukkana
+94 35 2231979, +94 35 2231027
Fax: +94 35 2231027
+94 77 2442063 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.">managerkegalle
@waterboard.lk

Officer in-charge in water supply schemes 

Name & Designation Water supply scheme Telephone Mobile
A.M.M.Imithihar  - (O.I.C) Rathnapura 045 2222578 071 4396921
G.D.Manamperi  -(O.I.C) Ehaliyagoda/Kiriella 036 2258699 071 5286852
K.A.Ajith Kumara -(O.I.C) Udawalawa 047 2233227 071 4897603
P.B.W.Siripala - (O.I.C) Embilipitiya 047 2230186 071 3000319
S.A.J.Karunarathna -(O.I.C) Balangoda 045 2287589 071 4417123
G.K.A.Bandara -(O.I.C) Pelmadulla/Kahawaththa 045 2270535 071 8040673
N.W.Wasantha - (O.I.C) Kolonna   071 4486783
Y.G.N.Udayarathna - (O.I.C) Godakawela 045 2240466 071 8201701
H.A.D.M.P.Jayasekara -(O.I.C) General Hospital 045 2233619 071 4224194
S.M.Senavirathna - (O.I.C) Kegalle 035 2231901 077 3907422
T.K.C.K.Thiyambarawatta -(O.I.C) Ruwanwella 035 2266099 071 8179596
W.A.R.Weragoda -(O.I.C) Warakapola 036 3268596 077 3941765
Jenet Sahabandu -(O.I.C) Yatiyanthota/Dehiowita 036 2270276 071 4447833
P.G.G.Jayasekara -(O.I.C) Aranayaka 035 3395058 071 5485536
L.I.Ehaliyagoda -(O.I.C) Rambukkana/Hiriwadunna 035 2263236 0714495023
S.U.K.Wijewardana -(O.I.C) Mawanella WTP 036 2246014 071 8380345
W.D.M.L.Wikramasingha -(O.I.C) Moronthota WTP 035 2278065 071 8204688

  

 

Service Standard Indicators

Service Indicators  RSC 2018 September
Regional Average
Water Coverage (%) Pipe System maintained by NWSDB 18.7%
Per Capita Consumption (l/c/d) 115
Water Availability (hours) 22.9
Water Quality - Bacteriological Quality Compliance 93.0 
Water Quality - Bacteriological Testing Compliance 100.0
Water Quality - All Samples Compliance 98.5
Sewerage Coverage (%) -

Operational Indicators

Operational Indicators RSC 2018 September
Regional Average
Non-Revenue Water (%) 28.8%
Non-Revenue Water - m3/conn/day 0.2
Defective Meters /1000 connections 9.0
Total Staff/ 1000 connection 5.0
Operational Staff/ 1000 connection 4.0
Estimated Bills/ 1000 connections (Monthly Average) 21.0

Performance in Customer Service

Customer Service Indicators RSC 2018 september
Regional Average
Response to requests for new service connections (%) 95.0%
Customer Complaints Volume (Complaints/ 1000 connection) 5.0
Customer Complaints Resolution 80.0%

Key Performance Indicators (KPIs)

Financial KPIs RSC 2018 Octomber
Regional Average
Collection Efficiency (%) 99.0%
Accounts Receivable Period (months) 1.7
Operating Ratio 1.3
Production Cost (LKR/ m3 Produced) (Only operational cost) 44.15
Average income (LKR/ m3 Sold) 43.80
Stock Efficiency (LKR/ connection) 3,651

SAFE WATER COVERAGE PERCENTAGES

 

POPULATION DISTRIBUTION & NWSDB COVERAGE

POPULATION DENSITY DISTRIBUTION

RATNAPURA DISTRICT

 

KEGALLE DISTRICT

NWSDB PRESENT COVERAGE AND PROPOSED COVERAGE

RATNAPURA DISTRICT

KEGALLE DISTRICT

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 ලෝක ජල දිනය - 2017

ලංකාවේ බොහෝ ප්‍රදේශ ජල හිඟකමින් පෙලෙන ප්‍රදේශ වේ. තමන්ගේ ජීවන ක්‍රියාවලිය සාර්ථක කර ගැනීම පිණිස නියමිත කලට ජලය ලැබෙන තෙක් මෙහි මිනිසුන් බලා සිටියි. ඉදිරියේදී මිනිසාට මුහුණ දීමට සිදුවන ප්‍රධානතම අභියෝගය වන්නේ පානය සඳහා පිරිසිදු පානීය ජලය සොයා ගැනීමයි. ඒ අනුව නුදුරේදීම මිනිසාට ජල අර්බුදයකට මුහුණ පෑමට සිදුවේ. ඒ අනුව මෙම අභියෝගයට මුහුණ නොදීමට අප වග බලා ගත යුතුව ඇත. එසේ නම් ඒ සඳහා අප සියලු දෙනා එකසේ ඇත්වැල් බැඳගත යුතුව ඇත. ඒ නිසා එම කාර්යය පිළිබඳව පාසැල් සිසුන් දැනුවත් කර ඒ හරහා ජල පරිභෝජනය කළ යුතු ආකාරය සමාජගත කළ යුතුවේ. ජලය පණ මෙන් රැක ගැනීමේ පණිවිඩය ලොව පුරා ව්‍යාප්ත කිරිමට සුදුසුම මාධ්‍යය වන්නේ පාසැල් දරුවන්ය. ලෝක ජල දිනය තවත් එක් දිනකට පමණක් සීමා නොකොට ජල සංරක්ෂණය ජීවන පුරුද්දක් බවට පත් කරවීමේ අරමුණින් ජාතික ජල සම්පාදන හා ජලාපවහන මණ්ඩලයේ සබරගමුව ප්‍රාදේශීය සහය සේවා මධ්‍යස්ථානයේ මූලිකත්වයෙන් ඇඹිලිපිටිය අධ්‍යාපන කලාපයේ සියලුම පාසැල් අතර චිත්‍ර හා රචනා තරඟයක් පවත්වන ලදී. 

ඒ අනුව 2017 මාර්තු 17 වන දින ඇඹිලිපිටියේ මහවැලි බුද්ධි මණ්ඩප ශ්‍රවණාගාරයේදී ඉතා උත්කර්ෂවත් අන්දමින් මෙම වැඩසටහනෙහි ජයග්‍රාහක ශිෂ්‍ය ශිෂ්‍යාවන් හට තිළිණ හා සහතික පත් ප්‍රදානෝත්සවය හිටපු ජනාධිපතිනි චන්ද්‍රිකා බණ්ඩාරනායක කුමාරතුංග මැතිණියගේ ප්‍රධානත්වයෙන් හා දේශපාලන අධිකාරියේ සහභාගීත්වයෙන් ද නගර සැලසුම් හා ජලසම්පාදන අමාත්‍යාංශයේ, ජල සම්පාදන මණ්ඩලයේ, සියලු රාජ්‍ය ආයතන නිළධාරින්, ප්‍රජා මූල සංවිධාන නිළධාරින්, පාසැල් ගරුභවතුන් ශිෂ්‍ය ශිෂ්‍යාවන් හා මහජනතාවගේ සහභාගීත්වයෙන් පවත්වන ලදී.

  

  

  

  

  

Awareness programmes for school children 

The water is one of the most important natural resource in the world. However, population continues to grow and people are putting ever-increasing pressure on the planet's water resources.  Humans are the main cause of water pollution, but it is our duty to protect this natural resource. One of the best methods to protect water from the pollution is, aware the society regarding the negative aspects of water pollution. 

To make that move success, RSC (Sabaragamuwa), National Water Supply & Drainage Board had commenced awareness programmes for school children to inform them regarding the importance of protecting natural water resources. The main purpose of these programmes is to deepen awareness and understanding regarding negative aspects of water pollution among school children such that it will be beneficial to both the students and the society in the short term as well as the long term in regards of protecting natural water resources.

Rakwana St. Anthony's college (11.10.2018)

  

  

Balangoda Tamil School (27.09.2018)

  

 

Eheliyagoda Dharmapala Vidyalaya (2016)

  

  

Charity Programme in Pothupitiya Rural Hospital

The Staff Welfare Society of RSC (Sabaragamuwa) had organized a charity programme on 02.02.2019 in Pothupitiya rural hospital to uplift its facilities. In this programme, Staff Welfare Society of RSC (Sabaragamuwa) had organized a shramadana campaign in hospital premises. The hospital beds, cupboards and other equipment were cleaned and & painted. The hospital surrounding also well cleaned and arraigned pleasantly by performing some landscaping activities. And also Staff Welfare Society of RSC (Sabaragamuwa) had donated some essential equipment to the Pothupitiya rural hospital and those items are worth more than Rs. 250,000. These equipment were requested by the hospital staff and they will be really helpful for uplift the service of the hospital.  

The event was organized under the supervision of DGM (Sabaragamuwa) and all of these activities were conducted by the participation of staff of RSC (Sabaragamuwa). The hospital staff and volunteers from Pothupitiya village also participated to this event to make this event success.  

 

  

  

  

  

  

  

 

අංගම්මන ජලාශය පිරිසිදු කිරීම (2019.03.01)

ජාතික ජලසම්පාදන මණ්ඩලයේ රත්නපුර දිස්ත්‍රික් සියළුම සේවකයන් තම එදිනෙදා රාජකාරියට පරිබාහිරව රත්නපුර පාරිභෝගික සැම වෙනුවෙන් රත්නපුර ජල පිරිපහදු මධ්‍යස්ථානයට ජලය ලබාගන්නා වැව් හා එය අවට පරිසරය පිරිසිදු කිරීම හා නව ශාක රෝපණය කිරීම 2019.03.01 දින විශාල පරිශ්‍රමයක් දරා සිදු කර ලදී. (ඇහැලේපොල වැව හා මඩලාදෙනිය වැව ඇහැලේපොල අධිකාරම් තුමා එදවස බටුගෙදර කුඹුරු ගොවිතැන් කටයුතු සඳහා අවශ්‍ය ජලය ලබාගැනීමට ඉදිකර ඇත.)

මෙම කාර්යය සාර්ථක කරගැනීමට සහාය දැක්වූ, 
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පුරාවිද්‍යා නිලධාරීන් ද
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රත්නපුර නගර සභා නිලධාරීන් ද
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ගැමුණු හේවා බලකායේ නිලධාරීන් දඇතුළු සියළු දෙනාටම ස්තූතිය වන්ත වන්නෙමු...

  

  

  

 

රුක් රෝපණ වැඩසටහන

ජන ගහන වර්ධනය හා සීඝ්‍රයෙන් සිදුවන නාගරීකරණය වැනි හේතු සාධක හේතුවෙන් ජල ඉල්ලුම ඉතා සීඝ්‍රයෙන් ඉහළ ගිය ද ඊට සාපේක්ෂව සිදුවන ජල පෝෂක ප්‍රදේශ දූෂණයට ලක් වීම සහ විවිධ ස්වභාවික හා මානව ක්‍රියාවලීන්ගේ බලපෑම නිසා ජල දූෂණය ද දිනෙන් දින ඉහළ යයි. එම හේතුවෙන් මිනිසාට පිරිසිදු පානීය ජලය ලබා ගැනීමේ දැඩි අවධානම් තත්ත්වයකට නුදුරේදීම මුහුණ පෑමට සිදුවේ. මෙම ගැටලුව වටහා ගත් සබරගමුව ප්‍රාදේශීය සහය සේවා මධ්‍යස්ථානය මඟින් ජල පෝෂක ප්‍රදේශ පිළිබඳව ඉතා සංවේදී වී රුක් රෝපණ වැඩසටහන් බොහෝමයක් මේ වනවිට ද සිදුකර ඇති අතර ඉදිරියේදී ද සිදු කිරීමට සැලසුම් කර ඇත.

ඒ අනුව 2016, 2017, 2018 යන තෙවසර තුළ විවිධ පැළ වර්ග 15,000/= ක් පමණ සිටුවා ඇත. ඇහැලියගොඩ ජල සම්පාදන ක්‍රමයේ බිසෝදොල ජල පෝෂක ප්‍රදේශය තුළ මී, දොඹ, හල්මිල්ල, කුඹුක් වැනි වටිනා පැල වර්ග 650 ක් පමණ සිටුවන ලදී. පැල්මඩුල්ල ජල පෝෂක ප්‍රදේශය වන කිරිඳි ඇල්ල තුළ ඉහත වර්ග වලින් පැල 2000 ක් පමණ සිටුවන ලදී. මේ සඳහා ජල සම්පාදන මණ්ඩලයේ හා පැල්මඩල්ල ප්‍රදේශයට අයත් සියලු රාජ්‍ය ආයතන නිළධාරින් සහභාගී වන ලදී. නිවිතිගල ජල සම්පාදන ක්‍රමයේ ජල මූලාශ්‍රය වන වටාපොත පැල 450 ක් සිටුවන ලදී. මෙම වැඩසටහන ලෝක ජල දිනයට සමගාමීව මණ්ඩලයේ නිළධාරි මහත්ම මහත්මීන්ගේ සහභාගීත්වයෙන් සිදු කරන ලදී. 

කහත්ත ජල සම්පාදන ක්‍රමයේ ජල මූලාශ්‍ර වන මනංදොල හා වේ ගඟ ජල මූලාශ්‍ර ආශ්‍රිතව විවිධ වර්ගවල පැල  2000 ක් පමණ රෝපණය කරන ලද අතර මේ සඳහා කැළණිය විශ්ව විද්‍යාලයේ වෛද්‍ය පීඨ සිසු සිසුවියන්, කහවත්ත විහාරස්ථානයේ ස්වාමීන් වහන්සේලා හා ජල සම්පාදන මණ්ඩලයේ නිලධාරින්ගේ සහභාගීත්වයෙන් ඉතා සාර්ථකව පවත්වන ලදී. මීට අමතරව ප්‍රජා මූල සංවිධාන සඳහා ද රුක් රෝපණ වැඩසටහන් පවත්වන ලදී. හන්ඳුරුකන්ද ප්‍රජා මූල සංවිධානයේ ජල පෝෂක ප්‍රදේශය වන කිරිබත්ගල රක්ෂිතය තුළ ගම්වැසියන්, රාජ්‍ය නිලධාරින් හා මණ්ඩලයේ නිළධාරින් සහභාගීත්වයෙන් පැළ 1000 ක් පමණ සිටුවන ලදී. 

පුවක් පැළ සිටුවීම - ඇහැලියගොඩ / කිරිඳිඇල්ල / බලංගොඩ / කහවත්ත (2016,2017)

  

  

  

 

රුක් රෝපණ වැඩසටහන - කහවත්ත / පැල්මඩුල්ල / නිවිතිගල / ඇහැලියගොඩ / කිරිබත්ගල (2017)

  

  

 

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