WaSSIP- Badulla

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Project Locations

The project will be implemented in 7 high priority districts, which have been selected based on % of people with access to unimproved/unsafe water % households with access to non-piped water sources and location in the dry zone. Poverty, measured by the poverty head count, has a strong co-relation with access levels and is therefore implicitly captured in the district selection process. The districts are;

Partner Organizations

  • Ministry of City Planning & Water Supply
  • Ministry of Upcountry New Villages, Estate Infrastructure & Community Development
  • Department of National Community Water Supply
  • National Water Supply & Drainage Board
  • Plantation Human Development Trust

Project Area

Badulla District was selected as one of the beneficiary area due to its ranking based on present conditions of water supply and sanitation service delivery. All 15 Divisional Secretariat Divisions are selected for project implementation. However, the project will be implemented in three phases.

The three batches of DSDs are as follows;

First Batch Second Batch Third Batch
Rideemaliyadda Mahiyanganaya Haldummulla
Uva Paranagama Welimada Haputale
Passara Ella Hali Ela
Lunugala Bandarawela Badulla
Soranathota Meegahakiula

Septage Treatment - Badulla Town

Currently, Badulla has no sewage collection or treatment facilities. Septage collected by gully bowsers is currently disposed of at open dumpsites maintained by the local authorities, which pose a major environmental and health hazard. The project will finance small scale septage treatment facilities in selected townships where septic waste will be treated to national standards before discharging to the environment. Project’s support to construction of septage treatment plants in urban areas will improve management and safe disposal of septage thereby leading to decreased environmental pollution.

Rehabilitation of RWS Schemes

The project will allocate 15 percent of the funds for the rural water investment for rehabilitation and/or expansion of the existing CBO managed schemes. Community contribution will be higher and agreed at 30 percent. Involvement of existing district rural water supply units (DRWSS) will be required for identification of real rehabilitation needs of the CBO for improvement. Also DRWSS unit’s already available rehabilitation needs of CBO, received requests form CBO for improvements. For the prioritization (ranking) of CBO for rehabilitation, active involvement of DRWSS units are required.

Sanitation Program

The beneficiary household family will be family with no latrine in their own dwelling or with ones with unsafe dilapidated units. The number of such beneficiary households under each WUA would be on average 100. Accordingly, the total number of beneficiary households anticipated to receive this grant will be 43,000 (430 * 100) during the life of the project.[1]

Badulla District will host for around 4,500 households for sanitation improvements. Initially the grant was issued to Nagadeepa Grama Niladhari Division in Rideemaliyadda South DSD. The second Grama Niladhari Division to obtain sanitation support will be Rideemaliyadda South GND.

The District Support Unit (DSU)

The District Support Unit is responsible for implementation of the Project within the Badulla District. The DSU is headed by District Manager who is a permanent employee of the National Water Supply and Drainage Board (NWSDB). The DSU team includes Chief Engineer, Engineer, Sociologist, Engineering Assistants, Technical Officers, Development Officers and Community Development Assistants and other supporting staffs.

Areas presently in progress

Some identified and prioritised Grama Niladhari Divisions have been selected for implementation of project activities at the very onset of the project. Rideemaliyadda DS Division has been identified as the most poverty stricken DS Division in Sri Lanka. The Division was given priority in the project as the project aims mainly at reducing poverty in line with the World Bank's targets. The other DS Divisions where the project is active are Lunugala, Passara and Uva Paranagama.

The active GNDs are as follows;

Rideemaliyadda Lunugala Passara Uva Paranagama
Nagadeepa Rendapola Ambatenna Dimbulana*
Rideemaliyadda South Hopton Kahataruppa* Yalagamuwa
Orubendiwewa Lunugala Town* Palawattha Hagiliella
Uda Panguwa* Kanawarella Central*
Passara Town
  • Marked are existing schemes selected for rehabilitation.


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