Government assures pipe borne water not contaminated

The Government today assured that pipe borne water was not contaminated as a result of the floods.

Minister of City Planning and Water Supply Rauff Hakeem said that water being distributed by the National Water Supply and Drainage Board was clean.

He also said that once the flood waters recede steps will be taken to clean wells in the affected areas.

The Minister also said that water distribution had been affected in some areas as a result of landslides.

Hakeem said that steps are being taken to restore the water supply as soon as possible but landslide threats were affecting the operations in some areas. (Colombo Gazette)