Waqf Well Overcomes Clean Water Difficulties in Cimanggu Village

Many residents have difficulty with clean water during the dry season in Cimanggui Village, Sukabumi Regency. Some even have to walk a kilometer or buy water when the drought hits.

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Residents use the Waqf Well at At-Taqwa Mosque in Cimanggu Village. (ACTNews)

ACTNews, SUKABUMI REGENCY – The community experienced drought when the rain did not fall for several days in Cimanggu Village, Tegallega Village, Cidolog District, Sukabumi Regency. Wells owned by residents release water with a small discharge or dry at all.

“The soil type is clay, and there is rocky soil. In general, soil or wells do not release water during the dry season, and rocky soil is very prone to drought," said Dani Firdaus from the Global Wakaf Program-ACT Sukabumi Team on Friday (10/22/2021).

During the dry season, the people of Kampung Cimanggu find it very difficult to get clean water. On average, they have to walk about 1 kilometer to a location that still emits water, while some choose to buy.

"Some residents also often depend on clean water assistance distributed by the local Regional Disaster Management Agency (BPBD). This assistance will come once every week during the dry season,” said Dani.

In addition, some residents in Tegallega Village still do not have private toilets. That's why they often build small latrines measuring 1 by 1 meter near the river for defecation purposes.

“Latrines are made of bamboo and sacks. There is also a public toilet in this village which is used as a shared sanitation facility,” added Dani.

Therefore, Global Wakaf-ACT built a Waqf Well unit for the people of Kampung Cimanggu at At-Taqwa Mosque, Kampung Cimanggu. The Waqf Well can be used in mid-October. "We hope that the construction of the Waqf Well will facilitate the needs of the general public and the congregation of the mosque who wants to carry out worship," Dani hoped.

Residents are also grateful for the Waqf Well in their village. One of them is Ade Rohayati. "On behalf of the residents and At-Taqwa Mosque Prosperity Council, I would like to thank you for being willing to build a toilet and drilled well in our village. We urgently need this facility,” said Ade. []