Community response to the provision of alternative water supplies: A focus on chronic kidney disease of unknown aetiology (CKDu) in rural Sri Lanka

Theodore Horbulyk, Kashi Kafle, Soumya Balasubramanya
2021 Water international  
Until recently, households in the most chronic kidney diseaseaffected rural areas of Sri Lanka used untreated groundwater for drinking and cooking, but, by 2018, that share was only 35%. About 50% of households consume water treated by reverse osmosis; others rely on piped water, water delivery by tanker and rainwater harvesting. Based on a new and representative survey of 1500 households, households' propensities to treat drinking water and adopt improved water sources are shown to be
more » ... hown to be associated with their perceptions of water safety and trust in the institutions that provide alternatives to untreated well water. ARTICLE HISTORY
doi:10.1080/02508060.2020.1868124 fatcat:aal7grdhpjd5xp43feexvj6fk4