ACTNews, BANDAR LAMPUNG - Drought makes the rain-fed wells built by the residents of Bakung Village, Tanjung Karang Barat subdistrict, Bandar Lampung City, to dry up. The drying up of the wells is also partly caused by the soil rocky sail and the hilly terrain of the area.
Chief of Bakung Village, Hamidi Bahrien revealed that the water is scarce in Neighborhood 1 of Bakung Village. "Especially for us who are in RT 8. Of the three available water sources, we can only rely on only a borehole well," Hamidi explained on Friday (7/26).
The sources of water that Hamidi referred to are a rain-fed well, a village-owned drill wells, and water from the regional drinking water company. "Residents who live in higher areas get their water from rain-fed well, but it hasn't rained for ten days so the well is dry. They are forced to go down to lower areas to collect water from borehole well or ask for some water from the residents who are the consumers of the water from the drinking water company," Hamidi continued.
According to Hamidi, the impact of the drought forced people to buy drinking water or to find water hundreds of meters away. He also hopes to build a borehole well with a depth of over one hundred meters so that it will bring sufficient water.
Responding to the drought, on Friday (7/26), ACT Lampung distributed clean water to hundreds of residents of Bakung Village. The distribution of clean water by ACT aimed to provide clean water to the local residents, especially those living in the higher areas.
ACT Lampung Program Team Coordinator, Arief Rakhman, said that the drought that affects RT 8 Environment 1 of Bakung Village occurred because of the rocky soil on the highlands, making it difficult to dig shallow wells.
"The residents have built a rain-fed well, but now it has begun to dry up," Arief said.
Through the clean water distribution program, Arief hoped that the residents will no longer have to pay for clean water. In addition, he hoped that the clean water distribution will also be carried out by various elements of society so that people who suffer from water crisis will be helped. The locals really need clean water to for consumption and sanitary facilities. We are very pleased that the people of Lampung are moved to help them," he concluded.