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Project at a Glance

With more than 693,000 beneficiaries, the Water Supply and Sanitation Improvement Project (WaSSIP) aspires to increase access to piped water services and improve sanitation in the selected districts; and to strengthen the capacity of associated institutions; increasing the access to safe piped water supply to 60 percent of the population from the current coverage of 44 percent.


Projects Components

  1. Water Supply and Sanitation Infrastructure.
  2. Institutional Capacity Strengthening.
  3. Sectoral Technical Assistance
  4. Project Management Support



“Provide access to safe drinking water for all citizens over the medium term (by 2020) with a particular emphasis on increasing the quality of service (in- creasing the proportion of people served through piped water connections to 60% (3 million people) (at present 45%) and tripling coverage by sewerage systems to 7%).”

Project Objectives

Project Objectives

There are several objectives of the project.

  • Provide safe pipe borne water to people in rural areas
  • Provide safe pipe borne drinking water to semi urban areas
  • Provide safe drinking water and sanitation facilities to people in estate sector in Nuwara Eliya district
  • Ensure safe sanitation facilities
  • Improve skills in rural water sector
  • Rehabilitate the identified rural water supply schemes
  • Construct septage treatment plants in project areas


The Project Will Benefit

  • 7 Districts
  • 426000 People with improved water supply
  • 43000 Families with improved sanitation facilities

Ongoing Projects

Weligapola Rural Water Supply Scheme

( Social Screening Report - click here ) ( Environmental Assessment Report - click here )

Buluwana Rural Water Supply Scheme

( Social Screening Report - click here ) ( Environmental Screening Report - click here )

Project Districts


Contact Us

Project Managment Unit

Water supply & sanitation improvement project,

No.230, Jubilee post, Nugegoda.


Tel:  +94 112 890 940

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Fax: +94 112 890 941