Monday, 12th April 2021

Water scarcity forces 10 hour supply cut in some part of Bangladesh

Dhaka, Jul 9(BAN/CD): According to Adaderana news, water supply for several areas in the Kalutara District will be suspended for 10 hours today (July 9), says the National Water Supply and Drainage Board.

Accordingly, the water cut will be imposed in Waskaduwa, Wadduwa, Pothupitiya, Kalutara North, Kalutara South, Katukurunda and Nagoda areas from 10.00 a.m. to 8.00 p.m today.

The National Water Supply and Drainage Board stated that the water supply is being suspended owing to urgent maintenance work at the De Alwis Place water plant, the news report says.

Meanwhile, a 24-hour water cut will be imposed in Hokandara area tomorrow (10) starting from 9.00 a.m.

During this time period, the water will be supplied under low pressure to the following areas: Colombo, Dehiwala, Mount Lavinia, Kotte, areas within Kaduwela Municipal Council limits, Maharagama, Boralesgamuwa, areas within Kolonnawa Urban Council limits, Kotikawatta and areas within Mulleriyawa Divisional Secretariat.

Declare climate emergency, minister requests Cabinet

The Cabinet has been requested by Megapolis and Western development Minister Patali Champika on Sunday, to declare climate emergency as there is scarcity of water for drinking, agriculture and power generation triggered by lack of monsoon rains this year.

He said the country should brace for such an eventuality by taking adequate precautions and underscored the importance of ‘climate independence’ promoted by the United Nations.

“That should be done to mitigate the impact of climate change,” he said.

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