Muslim Aid Works to Provide Drinking Water for Sri Lankans After Tsunami

April 26, 2006

Source: Water Tech Online

On April 26, 2006 Water Tech Online reported, "Muslim Aid, an international relief and development organization, has invested in Sri Lankan water projects to help provide safe drinking water for residents of the tsunami-ravaged area, according to an April 26 Reuters News Alert. The organization implemented a water supply project in eastern Sri Lanka worth about $40,000 and spent about $26,000 to replace water pumps in the town of Nilaveli; the irrigation projects are being used as a way to jump-start Sri Lanka's livelihood, because many people there make their living as farmers. According to the article, Muslim Aid is working with the Sri Lanka-based Al-Husna Foundation to provide fresh drinking water to nearly 1,250 families in the villages of Mutur; the $10,000 project trucks clean drinking water to villages two times a day. Officials in the area see running water in the villages' future, but not until after 2008; until then, a nominal charge has been set for delivered water to help maintain trucks and delivery equipment, the report said."