The Water Supply & Drainage Board has issued an urgent appeal to the general public, urging them to exercise prudence in their water consumption as dry weather conditions continue to impact water resources. With a notable 9% decline in the overall daily capacity of purified drinking water supply, authorities emphasize the critical need for responsible water usage.

The ongoing dry weather patterns have led to a significant reduction in available water resources, affecting the supply of purified drinking water. As a result, the Water Supply & Drainage Board is urging all citizens to be mindful of their water consumption to ensure that the available resources are used wisely and efficiently.

Sri Lanka is currently facing a dire drought crisis, with widespread water scarcity impacting over 200,000 individuals across various provinces. The shortage of water has emerged as a pressing concern in several provinces such as Northern, North Western, Eastern, Uva, and Sabaragamuwa.