The Rotary Club of Aspley

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Aspley to help provide clean drinking water for Sri Lanka

The Rotary Club of Aspley is currently investigating the possibility of applying for a Rotary International Global Grant to supply pumping and water purification equipment to three farming villages in the Mahiyanganaya agricultural area in Sri Lanka.

The drinking water supply in the villages of Bathalayaya, Aluyatawela and Morayaya was found to be highly contaminated with pesticides and fertilisers and the existing wells had to be abandoned.

Of the nearly 5000 residents of the villages, over half are being treated for kidney problems directly related to the contaminated water.

Currently the women of the three villages have to walk many miles each day to collect water for their families that is not contaminated.