Launching the 3rd Regional Rain Water Harvesting Resources Center at Kilinochchi
The third regional resources center on rain water harvesting was established at National Water Supply and Drainage Board at Kilinochchi (NWSDB) on 26th of March 2021. This was established by LRWHF with the support of USAID and NWSDB, Kilinochchi. The main objective of the resources center is to promote and aware the public on rain water harvesting.
It will display different rainwater harvesting systems, well recharge and water draw out methods, . Informative 4 display panels are on traditional RWH, as well as different components of RWHS, methods of ground water recharge and benefits of RWH.
The launching ceremony was attended by Mr Kawshiyan, Director Planning, District Secretariat Kilinochchi; Eng E Jegathesan, Regional Manager, Regional Support Center North, National Water Supply & Drainage Board; Chairman, Pradeshiya Saba, Kilinochchi; Development Officer, Disaster Mitigation Center, Kilinochchi; Sociologist , WASSIP project Kilinochchi; Development Officer, Kilinochchi Town ; Grama Niladari, Kilinochchi Town, staff of NWS&DB Kilinochchi, media representatives and Dr Tanuja Ariyananda, Chief Executive Officer of LRWHF
Speaking at the launching ceremony Eng E Jegathesan Regional Manager, , NWDB explained the importance of rainwater harvesting to Kilinochchi district. Through rainwater harvesting potable water is available at the door. The driest period in Kilinochchi is from month of July to October , properly harvested rainwater can be used during this period . Finally he said that he is very pleased to have such information center at NWSDB Kilinochchi premises and that it will help them to aware the public to utilize rain water and to reduce the demand for pipe water and bowser water supply.
Mr Kawshiyan, Director Planning , District Secretariat Kilinochchi stated that large roof areas available at schools , which can be used as catchment area and to build larger capacity rainwater tanks which can be benefited to community. Ancient rain water systems build by the Portuguese times to supply water to Irrativu Island was also mentioned at the discussion.