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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

What's New

Opening Ceremony of Public Convenience C…

Opening ceremony of Public Convenience Center, Warakapola in Kegalle District was held on 31.07.2020. 

Opening Ceremony of Estate Worker Housin…

Opening ceremony of Estate Worker Housing Cooperative Federation Office & Water Testing Laboratory in Nuwara Eliya District was held on 29.07.2020. 

Opening ceremony of Bellanoya New Rural …

Opening ceremony of Bellanoya New Rural Water Supply Scheme located in Medagama in Monaragala District was held on 27.07.2020. 

Opening ceremony of Water Quality Testin…

Opening ceremony of the Water Quality Testing Laboratory in National Water Supply and Dranage Board Office in Kilinochchi District was held on 22.07.2020. 

Opening ceremony of Kallaru Rainwater Ha…

Opening ceremony of theKallaru Rainwater Harvesting Scheme in Kilinochchi District was held on 22.07.2020.  Kallaru Rainwater Harvesting 300m3 benefit both school with 250 student and community in a isolated drought affected...

Opening ceremony of Thadduwankoddy Rural…

Opening ceremony of Thadduwankoddy Rural Water Supply Scheme in Kilinochchi Distrcit was held on 21.07.2020. 

Opening ceremony of Septage Treatment Pl…

Opening ceremony of Septage Treatment Plant in Mullaitihivu District was held on 21.07.2020. 

Opening ceremony of Malayalapuram Rural …

Opening ceremony of the Malayalapuram Rural Water Supply Scheme in Kilinochchi District was held on 22.07.2020. 

Rehabilitation works of Lunuwaththa, Pi…

Rehabilitation works of Lunuwaththa Rural Water Suply Scheme, Pitapola Rural Water Suply Scheme and Rathkarawwa  Rural Water Suply Scheme was started on 14.07.2020 in Badulla District.


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