Hello, My name is Janith Weerasingha. I'm an undergraduate of University of
Moratuwa, Faculty of Engineering. This is a community development project
undertake by the Society of Transports and Logistics to renovate a water
distribution system in a remote village; Akiriya in Badulla district.
We have planned to reconstruct the old damaged water distribution tanks and
pipe lines. Additionally we will build a water filtering tank to supply purified
water. In order to complete the whole project successfully, it will need a total
budget of LKR 100,000. I sincerely hope you will consider contributing to this
Akiriya, a remote area in Badulla is blessed with many a beautiful scenery that looks
directly borrowed from the heaven itself. However, heaven is the farthest thing that
will come to the mind of the innocent villagers when talking about their village. At a
glance their everlasting smiles, great hospitality and the unity and harmony among
them make us wonder if there is any place on earth better than Akiriya to live in. But
peeping into the lives of them and seeing their hardships is not farther a step than
taking a bus ride to their village in the bumpy curvy road for about 2 hours from
Badulla town, and having a friendly chat with the villagers.
Water is one of the major problems these villagers face. A spring on a nearby
mountain top is the only water source which fulfills the water requirements of the
whole village. The old pipeline system that brings water to them decides who gets
water and when. And even when a family gets lucky enough to get some water, the
water that comes through is muddy, unclear and not fit for consumption. All the waste
from animal waste to poisons of agricultural fields, get mixed in the water before
distribution. But if you brave the tricky mountain and get to the spring you have the
clearest water any have seen. However, it is not a path that one can travel frequently
for daily water requirements and harder still if it is carrying a pot of water.
Its the rainy season all over the country now. It's not any different for Akiriya either.
But we were lucky enough to manage a trip to their existing water system before the
rain broke through. A talk with the villagers along the way showed how earnest they
are to get clean drinking water for them and their village. The barrier amidst their
earnestness is the financials required for the project. These villagers are dependent of either their agricultural lands or daily labour. Spending for a pipeline system is way
beyond their ability.
Understanding these difficulties, Society of Transport and Logistics of Department of
Transport and Logistics Management, Faculty of Engineering, of the University of
Moratuwa, is planning on improving their existing plumbing system and installing a
filter to improve purity. The reconditioning of the existing water distributing system
including the water tanks and plumbing, also regulating the water distribution in an
equitable way through the construction of 15 distributing points as well as the
installation of a water filter to the system, is the intention of the project.
|10 mm Steal Bar
|PVC pipes and accessories
The only barrier to this project is the funds. We hope to complete the project
within two weeks we received the funds.
I am Janith Weeerasingha. Undergraduate of University of Moratuwa, Faculty of Engineering, Department of Transport and Logistics Management.