Efforts to Eradicate Water Crisis in Gunungkidul

Efforts to meet the needs for clean water for residents in Gunungkidul are continuously being made. Despite the rainy season, most parts of Gunungkidul still experience clean water crisis.

Construction of Waqf Well in Blarangan Hamlet, Sidorejo Village, Ponjong. (ACTNews)

ACTNews, GUNUNGKIDUL - Efforts to meet the needs of clean water for residents in Gunungkidul are continuing. Despite the rainy season, most parts of Gunungkidul still experience clean water crisis, including in Blarangan Hamlet, Sidorejo Village, Ponjong District.

Global Wakaf -  ACT Special Region of Yogyakarta bagan building a borehole well in Blarangan Hamlet, Tuesday (12/29). Global Wakaf – ACT Special Region of Yogyakarta’s Waqf Well Development Coordinator Kharis Pradana explained that the well that was being built in Blarangan Hamlet is the 36th waqf well in the Gunung Kidul area. "This number is still very small compared to the many areas that experience clean water crisis in Gunung Kidul," said Kharis. Regional Disaster Mitigation Board (BPBD) Gunungkidul reported that there are still 248 hamlets that have trouble getting clean water during dry season.

Yasin Suyadi, a resident of Blarangan Hamlet, said that, during the dry season, residents flock to take water in an agricultural well belonging to the Gunungkidul Agriculture Service located in the middle of a rice field. "My child usually fetches water there using a bicycle, while carrying jerry cans," said Yasin Suyadi.

The waqf well that was built in Blarangan Hamlet, is planned to be used for the purposes of Al Hidayah mosque and to fulfill the needs of the local residents using independent piping. []