Clean Water Source, a Luxury for Babakan Ciwit Hamlet

A Waqf Well is being built in Babakan Ciwit Village, Padakembang, Tasikmalaya Regency.

The construction process of the Waqf Well in Babakan Ciwit. (ACTNews)

ACTNews, TASIKMALAYA - Babakan Ciwit Hamlet in Rancapaku Village, Padakembang District, Tasikmalaya Regency is one of the areas that always experiences drought during the dry season. Sometimes it even happens in December, a month when rain usually falls quite frequently.

“As Allah wills it, it hasn't been raining two weeks. Some of the springs have started to recede. Usually when the springs recede, the water in wells will also change color and its amount will decrease," said Maskun Gunawan, one of the heads of the Neighborhood Associations (RT) in Babakan Ciwit Hamlet, Thursday (12/10). Local residents usually draw water from a water source located one kilometer away from the hamlet.

Fauzi Ridwan from Global Wakaf – ACT Tasikmalaya Program Department said, to help the residents there, Global Wakaf was building the Waqf Well along with some public toilets the MCK. "Alhamdulillah, we began construction on Tuesday (12/8). This is the eleventh communal Waqf Well to be constructed and it is scheduled to be completed within the next two weeks," said Fauzi.

The residents expressed their gratitude. They are very grateful to have a reliable source of water in their neighborhood. "The happiness of the local residents was indescribable. They prayed for the waqf endowers who have funded the construction of the well," he concluded. []