Aug 16, Colombo: Sri Lanka's state water supplier National Water Supply & Drainage Board (NWSDB) has planned to initiate a bottled water project to provide potable water to the areas of the country where safe drinking water is scarce or not available.
NWSDB sources say that the state board expects to introduce the bottled water to the market at a lower price than the average market price.
At present, Sri Lanka's bottled water industry is almost entirely run by the private sector.
NWSDB plans to introduce the bottled water to the market within the next two months.
The first batch of water bottles are planned to be sold in the Anuradhapura District in the dry zone, which has issues regarding the safety of the drinking water.