What are the payment methods for services?
You can select the following payment options
- You can pay by cash or cheques to the Head Office, Finance Division.
- You can pay by checques to the regional office at Anuradhapura, Puttlam, Monaragala, or Jaffna.
- You can pay via online or direct Deposit to the bank account.
Online Payments / Direct Deposits
You have to follow the following steps.
- Deposit the correct amount to the bank using the following details.
- Name of the Account :- Chairman, Water Resources Board.
- Account No :- 0002323267
- Bank and the Branch :- Bank of Ceylon, Independence Square
- Branch code :- 453
- Sending a copy of E receipt/ Paying slip
A copy of E-Receipt or bank deposit slip should be submitted to the relevant division.
Payments for the groundwater investigation, tube well drilling pump testing and any other services under the estimates were given by the Operation Division.
A copy of E – Receipt or Bank slip forwarded to ;
D.G.M. Operation : -
Fax No:- 0112-674748
Tel No :- 0112-674748
Email Add :- --
Registration of Drilling companies, estimated Hydrogeologists and their reports charges.
Fax No :- 0112-692120
Tel No :- 0112-692120
Email Add :-firstname.lastname@example.org
Procurement / Supplies Division
Registration of Suppliers , obtaining Tender forms, and supplier matters.
Procurement Manager :
Fax No :- 0112-679865
Tel No :- 0112-679865
Email Add: email@example.com
- Issuing official Receipt
When completion of the payments it should be issued an official receipt to the client. Client should contact the officer in charge of the relevant division to collect the receipt via registered post or collect from the head office or Regional office.
- What are the available information relevant to Groundwater Resources at Water Resources Board?
- What are the projects in operation by Water Resources Board?
- How to obtain the permission for Tubewell construction?
- How the GWR information can be obtained ?
- Request to general manager of Water Resources Board Research and Development Division will be provided the information subjected at a nominal fee for the information.
- What type of water well I have?
- There are two basic types of water wells (Tube wells): bedrock and overburden. Bedrock is solid rock, overburden is the materials ( ie. Sand, gravel, clay, soil, peat, etc.) on top of the rock.
- P.V.C. casing is installed through the overburden until it reaches the top of the bedrock. A hole or shaft is then drilled through the bed rock until a sufficient amount of water is acquired (it will be drilled according to the Hydrogeological report). Water comes into the well through cracks (fractures) and damp areas where it looks like the rock is sweating.
- P.V.C. casing is installed through the dry overburden until a water bearing formation of sand or gravel is found. A screen is then placed at the bottom of the casing. The screen allows water to come through, keeping the sand and gravel out.
2. What is developing?
- When a well screen is set, there are many different sand and gravel sizes laying against the screen. Air and water are forced in and out of the screen through the developing process, forcing the finer materials to come through the screen. This allows the coarser material to lay against the outside of the screen, creating a natural gravel pack. The result is more flow and sand -free water.
3.Should I have a 6” or an 8” diameter well drilled?
A 6” well has the potential to produce over 500 GPM, however, the pump that is capable of pumping that volume, will not physically fit into the 6” diameter of the well. Therefore, the maximum amount that a 6” well can produce, within the limits of the pump size, would be 180 GPM. If more than 180 GPM is required, than an 8” well would be necessary.
4.How can I drill into rock?
Using a hammer drill and a drill bit rated for masonry work.
5.What is a drill?
A drill is a tool that spins drill bits at high speeds to quickly and efficiently cut holes into different materials.
6.What exactly is a drilled well?
A drilled well consist of a hole bored or drilled into the surface., with the upper portion being lined with P.V.C. casing. The casing is used to prevent the collapse of the borehole walls prior to bedrock being achieved and with a drive shoe or a grout seal it prevents surface or subsurface contaminates from entering the water supply. Once the driller has seated the casing 10’ into solid competent bedrock he then continues drilling through the layers of rock where the water flows. Drilling is continued until adequate water has been achieved for the water wells particular application.
7. How much water will I need?
Depend on what the demand of the system would depend on how much water is needed. For example, are you considering or do you have irrigation, hot tubs, multiple bathrooms, and other utilities that demand a high water quantity? All these items make a difference on demand from system. But the best thing to do is discuss your water requirements with our water well professionals.
8. what determines how deep my well could be?
Well drilling is very unpredictable; there is no exact science of locating the water before you start drilling. However if you consult with hydrogeologist of Water Resources Board it might give you a general idea of the average depth in your area. Also Water Resources Board may have records on file of wells in your neighborhood or surrounding area.
9. Dose it matter what size pump I install?
Well yield is important in selecting the right pump for the well. Other considerations are if there will be extract water usage I.E. irrigation systems, filling a swimming pool or specialized fixtures in the houses.
10. Is borehole water safe to drink?
Usually yes. However, it can contain dissolved minerals or other contamination such as coliform or E.coli. Your water should be tested by an accreditor that will indicate the precise content of the water before the use.
Below are some common questions we receive on a day to day basis.
What is the volume of the water sample to be handed over?
- For chemical analysis you need to submit 2L into clean bottle.
Can I use the container I have on hand to collect my sample?
- It depend on your requirement. If you want to analyze fecal contamination in your sample it is compulsory to get a sterilized bottle form Water Resources Board laboratory. For chemical analysis you can bring water (2L) into a clean bottle.
How do I pay for testing Drinking Water samples?
- Make your check or cash payments to accounts division, WRB. The laboratory does not accept Cash.
How do I get a sterilized bottle for microbiological analysis?
- First you have to do the payment then collect the sterilized bottle from the laboratory.
Does my water sample need to be refrigerated after I collect it?
- If you cannot submit microbiological samples within one hour. Sample has to be stored in refrigerated condition. Do not freeze the sample prior to submission. Samples received frozen are not acceptable for testing.