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Third Water Supply and Sanitation (Sector) Project
(TWSSP) assisted by ADB and NORAD is aiming at
providing safe drinking water and sanitation facilities for
one million of rural population in Sri Lanka. TWSSP is
focusing its implementation activities on several important
factors such as technical soundness and appropriateness of
the technology, existence of strong Community Based
Organizations (CBOs) and reliable backup support system.
In order to make sure that these aspects are addressed,
project activities are being carried out in par with the
national policy for rural water supply and sanitation sector.
The underlying principles of the rural policy highlights the
importance of the sustainability of the facilities provided
along with the value of water, hygiene education and
environmental considerations. This paper discusses the
innovative post project strategies adopted to ensure the
sustainability of the facilities provided through establishing
strong CBOs and backup systems.