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WCIC provides safe drinking water to Tambuttegama school

WCIC officials being welcomed by a student and staff of Hurigaswewa Primary School, Migalewa, Tambuttegama in the North Central Province.
WCIC officials being welcomed by a student and staff of Hurigaswewa Primary School, Migalewa, Tambuttegama in the North Central Province.

Women’s Chamber of Industry and Commerce (WCIC) as part of its Corporate Social Responsibility work, donated a Reverse Osmosis water filtration unit to provide chemical free safe drinking water for Hurigaswewa Primary School at Migalewa, in Tambuttegama in the North Central Province recently.

The use of pesticide and sub-quality fertiliser has affected the water resources in the North Central Province and its suburbs resulting in contamination of wells, tanks, rivers and all other water sources. In view of this contamination with harmful chemicals, it’s claimed that many inhabitants in these areas are affected by the Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD).

The project was implemented in partnership with Zonta Club II of Colombo and Association for Prevention of Kidney Disease in Children (APKDC), who have installed over 75 filters in schools in many parts of the country.

The reverse osmosis filter unit has the capacity to provide 1000 liters of chemical free water per day. The filter was also installed with a storage tank for collection of filtered water.

WCIC members raised the funds and few members of WCIC Board visited the school to make the handover. The RO filtration unit will provide safe drinking water for 750 children, 75 teachers and other staff. 

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