Clean Water Crisis Haunts Residents of Sukadiri, Tangerang Regency

Sukadiri district is one of the districts in Tangerang Regency that has been dealing with lack of consumable water. Groundwater in a number of villages in Sukadiri district cannot be consumed because it is contaminated with sea water.

Clean water distribution in RT 05/05, Karang Serang Village, Sukadiri District, Tangerang Regency. (ACTNews)

ACTNews, TANGERANG REGENCY - Who would have thought that in the ongoing rainy season, there are still a number people in Tangerang Regency still have to suffer from lack of clean water. In Sukadiri District of Tangerang Regency, the ground water has been contaminated with sea water, making it unfit for consumption.

Aksi Cepat Tanggap Greater Tangerang responds to this problem by deploying the Humanity Water Tank on Friday (12/25). The truck came to Kampung Rawa Pisangan, Karang Serang Village, Sukadiri District. Rodi Mardianto of ACT Greater Tangerang Raya Program Team explained that the clean water distribution reached 200 people in Sukadiri District. Rodi hoped that, with the support from the generous benefactors, Humanity Water Tank can continue delivering clean water assistance regularly to more villages in Sukadiri district.

"According to the locals, to meet their need for drinkable water, the residents have to buy it for IDR 7,000 for six jerry cans of clean water. This clean water assistance will help them save on water expenses this week," said Rodi.

Yuni, one of the residents of RT 05 Kampung Rawa Pisangan expressed her gratefulness. According to her, it’s been quite burdensome for her and other residents to buy drinikg water. "We are grateful for this assistance, I hope the goodness will return to the donors," she said.

Global Wakaf – Aksi Cepat Tanggap is committed to continue providing clean water to the wider community. One of the main programs that Global Wakaf – ACT is currently running is the Waqf Drinking Water. The program has currently benefitted around 1.2 million people. []