The water in Kalu Ganga gets mixed up with sea water as the water level of the river fluctuates due to the dry weather the country is experiencing at present states National Water Supply and Drainage Board (NWSDB).
As a result, the water in the Kalu Ganga is unfit for human consumption for people in many areas during this season states NWSDB.
However, the water could be used for other domestic needs states the announcement released by NWSDB.
Among the areas that have been affected are Wadduwa, Waskaduwa, Kalutara North, Nagoda, Bombuwala, Piliminawatte, Payagala, Maggona, Beruwela, Aluthgama, Dharga Town and Benthara.
The drinking water required by the people in those areas is supplied by the NWSDB using water bowsers that would be kept in public places in the said areas.
Kalutara District JVP Parliamentarian Dr Nalinda Jayatissa drew the attention of the Parliament to the issue when he spoke about the matter at an adjournment debate on 15th November 2016.
කළුතර සහ බේරුවල උග්ර ජල ගැටළුව ගැන පාර්ලිමේන්තු කල් තැබීමේ විවාදය…මේ ප්රශ්නය ගැන පාර්ලිමේන්තුවේ නැගුනු එකම හඬ
Posted by Dr. Nalinda Jayatissa on Thursday, November 17, 2016