The water we drink in Anuradhapura | පුරේ අපි බොන වතුර

in Steem Sri Lanka2 months ago

That news was annoying. The report indicated that "there is no standard for transporters of puried water in Anuradhapura." The real problem was that the Municipal council revealed that the water was being transported and sold as fake water avored with Ajinomoto.

I feel this news is baseless. If MC found the poor quality water supplied by the distributors, they should take stern legal action against them

There are about 12000 consumers in the Anuradhapura New town water supply scheme. Nuwarawewa is the water Intake, and after water treatment, purified water is distributed after pumping to the three water towers. More Than 16000 m3 of purified water is distributed among the consumers. The main problem is with this water is its High TDS (Total dissolved solids) value, taste, and odor. It isn't easy to drink this pipe-born water in the dry season due to high TDS and the smell still within WHO standards.

TDS value of pipe born water

Therefore, most consumers tend to use mineral water, filtered water using Reverse Osmosis plants, and domestic water filters. Some mineral water suppliers have SLS and WHO standards. In dry seasons where all the streams and waterfalls dried, they still can cater to their demand. It is very suspicious.

Mobile purified water suppliers. I check the Ph value and TDS value of the samples, but has a problem with taste

There are many reverse Osmosis water purification plants in the city limit. They purify pipe-born water , remove heavy metals if they exist, reduce TDS value and provide consumers with a reasonable price such as RS.3 per liter.

Large scale RO plant which produces more than 5000 litres per day

There are many mobile home-delivered water distributers and they also sell water at the cost of Rs.3 per liter. The daily newspapers mentioned the quality standards of their water.

There are thousands of people depends on the mobile water distribution. Proper guidance needed to monitor water quality

Many consumers also use domestic water filters. Those water filters are mainly Reverse Osmosis ones and a bit expensive too. Those filter prices are varied from Rs.35000 to Rs.50000 depends on their treatment capacity. Most of the domestic RO filters with a rate of treatment of 10 liters per hour.

Domestic water purifier


I have learnt that treated water from conventional methods should not be treated again using RO. Do you know about this?

Residual chlorine damage the PP filters and membranes of the RO plants. TDS of treated water is above 250 range here not like in Colombo. Most of the RO plants in city limits use treated water for the purification. We also use RO filtered water here

මන් ලගදි තමය් දැන ගත්තේ වතුර සල්ලි දීල ගන්න ඕන කියලා අනුරාධපුර පැති වල අය

නගරයේ කට්ටිය දෙපාරක් සල්ලි ගෙවනවා. පයිප්ප වලින් ලැබෙන වතුර වලටයි බොන්න ගන්න වතුර වලටයි.සාමාන්‍යයෙන් බොන්න ගන්න වතුර ලීටරයක් රුපියල් තුනක් විතර වෙනවා.වතුර අඩුවෙන් බොනවා කියන්නේ වකුගඩු වලට කෙලවෙනවා😂😂🙄

fake water avored with Ajinomoto.

Do they really do that?!😱

We also buy drinking water from a distributor. Some days the taste changes. Does that mean that the water is not of good quality? 😱😱 I thought that after implementing the filters and doing quality tests, the water would be allowed to be sold.

Thanks ,it's a difficult process cuz every if they get water quality report for the certain sample means nothing. This report only for a sample. How these distributors provide this much of purified quantity of water per day? There plants don't have the capacity to cater the requirement.

A57 road eke mama training hitiya 2015 wage. Newathila hitiye galgamuwa hariye... Gedara anti pennuwa wathura bonna lindak...tikak kola paatata hurui. ewa bonna be appa...20l water bottles aran wede shape kara gaththa...

ඒක තමයි හොදම වැඩේ .ඒත් ප්‍රශ්නය තියෙන්නේ සල්ලි වලට ගන්න වතුරවල තත්වය කොහොමද කියලා . බොන වතුරෙ රසය අවුල් වුණහම අපි වතුර බොන ප්‍රමාණය අඩු කරනවා .ඒක තමයි ලොකුම ප්‍රශ්නෙ .

Eka eththa.... minissu salli wenuwen karana dewal dekkama harima awul.

Didn't knew people had to buy drinking water separately like this.

Its depends on the water quality. Most of the people who visit Anuradhapura come with water bottles. Its the logic. Why they do so? Can't they drink NC province water?

අපිත් ළඟදි ඉඳන් සල්ලි වලට වතුර ගන්නවා. මේ වගේ අජිනමොටෝ දාලා වතුර විකුණනවා කියලා ඇහුවෙ අදමයි 😳. මිනිස්සුන්ට එච්චර අපරාද කරන්න පුලුවන්ද බොන වතුර ටිකට?

මේක මාධ්‍ය වල සඳහන් වුනු දෙයක්.වතුර බෙදාහරින කට්ටිය මොනව හරි කරනවා කියලා හිතුනට ඒක ඔප්පු කරන්න අමාරුයි.ඇත්තටම ඒ ගැන හොයන්න කාටවත් වුවමනාවක් නැහැ .මේවට තියෙන නීති රීතිත් එච්චර තදබල නැහැ .😂😁

Lately, many people tend to consume mineral water because they already know the benefits 👍👍

Source of the mineral water they extract? I still feel filtered water is far better than so called mineral water.Nuckles supply this type of water even in the drought periods.😁😅😅🤣

great 👍 everyone must have their own taste

I have spend two weeks in Anuradapura doing a research of the water quality of RO filters which are partially supported by the government. All of those treated water samples were at satisfying range except one. They have done a great job in terms of providing good quality water to people.

Anyway those people also said that private water treaters are doing some fraudulent things when they are selling. This news is damn disgusting 😩

I think those RO filters are monitored by Nws&Db and operated by community based organisations. They sell filtered water liter per one rupee. Every three months they have to test their purified water and display test reports.
But there are lots of private parties engaged on this "business". No institutions to monitor their activities.

Yeah that’s true. Those community based organizations sell good quality water at a lower price.

But there are lots of private parties engaged on this "business".

Yeah this is the pathetic situation. Government really should monitor those private business. Otherwise this kinda news won’t be a rare thing

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