Bringing Clean Water Back to Bilalange Hamlet

Clean water is running out in Bilalange Hamlet, Lemoe Village, Bacukiki Subdistrict, Parepare City. The borehole wall in the village can no longer provide enough water for the community. To solve the problem, Global Wakaf – ACT built a waqf well in the hamlet.

Residents queue at the Waqf Well that has been built by Global Wakaf - ACT. (ACTNews)

ACTNews, PAREPARE – The residents of Bilalange Hamlet, Lemoe Village, Bacukiki District, Parepare City, previously had enough water from a borehole well that was used communally. The water from the well was pumped and stored inside a large reservoir so that they all can use the water.

However, lately the water discharge from the well has recently decreased. They suspected that it was because something was broken. The locals now rely on water from the Regional Drinking Water Company (PDAM). Unfortunately, the water from the PDAM does not flow regularly.

“The water from PDAM usually is only available twice a month. Some of the villagers can only rely on the well near the mosque. Unfortunately, the water from the well is often dirty and murky,” said Andi Syurganda Haruna from the Global Waqf Team - ACT.

The village needed additional water wells. Unfortunately, with 90% of the locals working as farmers in rice and corn fields around the village, building water wells is not something affordable.

“The average income of the Bilalange villagers is uncertain. According to a local resident, they earn IDR 3,000,000 after a harvest that they have to wait for 4 months,” said Andi.

Thanks to the support from the generous benefactors, Global Wakaf – ACT was able to build a waqf well for Bilalange Hamlet. The well that was built along with a restroom was ready for use in July.

"Alhamdulillah, we have completed the construction of a Waqf Well for the community in Bilalange Hamlet supported by the generosity if the benefactors. The Waqf Well is expected to be a new source of water for the community," said Andi.

He also hoped that the community can continue to contribute to the construction of more Waqf Wells in other areas because there are still many people, especially in remote areas, who still need clean water for their daily needs.

"We really hope for support from the generous donors for the construction of other waqf wells. "We hope that, in the future, we can help more people who really need water," hoped Andi. []