Safe Drinking Water Coverage in Sri Lanka Needs Improvement

17 Sep 2007 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
COLOMBO, Sri Lanka

— Only 10 percent of rural households and just under 29 percent of total households in Sri Lanka have access to tap water, but the National Water Supply and Drainage Board aims to improve that percentage by 2015 to meet the country's Millennium Development Goals. About 46,000 households in rural Sri Lanka now have access to safe water supply. It is estimated that 74 percent of rural Sri Lankans have access to improved water sources while this number is 81 percent in South Asia as a whole. Fresh water sources per capita are at 2,575 cubic meters in Sri Lanka, while they are only 1,255 in South Asia as a whole...

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