Ancient innovations are now solving water crisis in Sri Lanka

Village tanks some of which have been operational for 2,000 years are now the primary source of water for villagers in Puhudiwula

Contaminated water in Sri Lanka has forced people to revert to Ancient innovations for water Image Courtsey:Pixbay


Puhudiwula, Sri Lanka – The wells’ open mouths are encircled by smooth grey cement walls, but the cool water collecting in the shadowy depths are left unused. Though new and well-built, these wells can be found in every garden, costing around 100,000 rupees ($700) to build. The villagers, however, will not drink or even cook with…