Monday, January 24, 2011

Contamination of Wells

With the rains coming to an end and the flood water levels receding, a lot of mainstream attention has moved away from the people who were affected by the floods.

We have been received ground reports that out of a total of 64,000 wells in Batticaloa District alone, about 15,000 have been contaminated due to the severe floods.

Since, the contamination of these wells result in residents not being able to use the well water for drinking or any other purposes, it has drastically affected their livelihoods as well.

RCCR is looking at working with the Rotary Club of Kalmunai towards cleaning much of these wells, so that the water is fit for human consumption.

We will update details pertaining to the requirements and logistics pertaining to this project as soon as we get feedback from Site, with regards to Costs etc.

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