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2008.01.02

* Tsunami three year update – Safe-water kits for Sri Lankan children
* 02 min 46 secs
* 18 Oct 2007

Gayanthika on the left is collecting water from a spring outside her school in Galle District on Sri Lanka’s south coast.

She also takes water from the school’s well, and pours it into another small bottle. The bottles are an easy-to-use testing kit for water – the instructions are simple – mix water with the chemicals in the bottles and wait

If the water is contaminated with bacteria from sewage, it turns black and gives out an unpleasant sulfurous smell – but that isn’t the end of the story – an animated cartoon produced by UNICEF shows how children can be affected by polluted water – but it also shows the home-made remedies that can then make the water safe – such as storing it in sunlight for six hours, or boiling

Many areas in Sri Lanka’s southern province had been been plagued by polluted water long before the tsunami made things worse three years ago by flooding wells and destroying septic tanks. (Flooded areas/Suranga). The problems persist today - as in this village on the edge of Galle Town

SOUNDBITE (English) Suranga De Silva, UNICEF Project Officer – Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Section:
“This is the back side of one of the houses living in this area. You can see this is surrounded by some streams, polluted streams where some of the factories dispose their waste. Also some construction is going on, and there’s stagnated water.”

One answer is to build up the region’s piped water systems – and in Tangalle UNICEF is helping build a much expanded plant to supply thousands of families with treated drinking water. But alongside this UNICEF is also working with Public Health Inspectors to introduce the water testing kits – so that local people like Daya Kumarasena and her family in Matara District can check their own water supply.

Back at school, Gayanthika knows that the proof of the test is in the smelling – and the supply from the well proves to be definitely contaminated – so now it’s time to treat the water
This is Francis Mead reporting for UNICEF television
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