HNB agrees to further support for Rain Water Harvesting Tanks in Aranayake Schools

In February  this year, SLWP  jointly with Hatton National Bank initiated a sanitation sensitization and hygiene  programme  for 4 schools in Aranayake that were adversely affected by the landslide last year . The programme focuses on improving access to education and better  living of school related communities through awareness creation and includes a component that provides for setting up of Rain Water Harvesting (RWH) Systems in these schools. The construction of the Four RWH systems are complete and these will be formally handed over to the schools on World Water Day March 22nd 2017. Technical support is provided by the NWSDB while the Lions Club of Pilimatalawe and   a local CBO the Maha oya –Kuda Oya Surekeeme Sanvidanaya provides local oversight and coordination.

With the successful implementation of the above programme, HNB has now agreed to support six more RWH systems in six schools in Aranayake educational zone. The new programme also includes a catchment conservation programme. Both Programmes run in parallel and will to conclude by November 2017.