Clean Water for Residents Affected by Long Blackout

Apart from drought, the residents of Sukabakti village suffered from water crisis caused by long blackout.

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ACTNews, TANGERANG - Towards dusk, a number of residents of Sukabakti Village, Curug Subdistrict, Tangerang, Banten, were still gathering around the Humanity Water Tank of Global Zakat – Aksi Cepat Tanggap (ACT). It was so dark due to the blackout that affects many areas on Java Island, including Sukabakti Village, Curug subdistrict, Tangerang. The electricity has not start running on Monday (8/5) afternoon.

The blackout that began the day before and lasted until the evening had an impact on the availability of water. In addition to the dry season, the power outage made it difficult for Sukabakti villagers to get clean water.

In response, Humanity Water Tank was there to supply clean water to them. Dozens of residents were lining up, bringing as many water containers as they could from their homes. Buckets, gallons, and jerry cans are lined up. The Humanity Water Tank Team immediately filled them up.

"Today's action is a response to the impact of the blackout in the Greater Jakarta area. Alhamdulillah, the distribution of clean water today went smoothly," reported Humanity Water Tank Coordinator Ryan Andriana Rachman on Monday night.

The distribution took place from 5 to 8 p.m. A total of 8,000 liters of clean water were distributed "Alhamdulillah, there were more than 300 families, equal to 915 people, who benefitted from the clean water distribution," continued Ryan.

According to data from the Indonesian Bureau of Meteorology Climatology and Geophysics (BMKG), as of July 31, 2019, parts of Tangerang experienced 30 to 60 days without rain. []