Waqf Well Provides Clean Water for Tarumajaya Residents

"Alhamdulillah, I am very happy, I am very grateful for the assistance of this Waqf Well. Now the residents can use the clean water to wash dishes, wash clothes, bathe, and take wudu. The toilets are also good so no one has to go to the rice fields when they need to go to the toilet. Alhamdulillah, thank you again,” said Satih, a resident of Tambun Sungai Angke Village, Bekasi.

Residents of Kampung Tambun Sungai Angke, Segarajaya, Tarumajaya, Bekasi Regency are happy to be able to use toilets and water well from Global Wakaf - ACT Bekasi. For decades, they used dirty water from the rice fields and rivers. (ACTNews)

ACTNews, BEKASI - Satih (50), a resident of Tambun Sungai Angke Village, Segarajaya, Tarumajaya, Bekasi Regency, is now breathing with relief and joy after he and his family can finally get clean water easily. Previously, clean and clear water was a luxury for residents of Kampung Tambun Sungai Angke.

Satih said that since decades ago, residents in his village had found it difficult to access clean water. They were forced to fetch water from water that was collected from rice fields, rain, and rivers that flow near their settlements.

"People used to call the puddles we use to collect the water “kobak” or ponds. They are usually dug by the locals. If the rice fields had enough water, the water would be clear, but if they didn’t, it would be murky. Sometimes it was also polluted by the waste materials from the factory, turning it black, "said Satih to Aksi Cepat Tanggap (ACT) Bekasi Team, Friday (12/25).

Satih and other residents didn’t have any choice because they couldn’t afford to build a borehole water well. "We used to use the available water whether it was clear, yellow, or black. We bathed with ducks, as the locals used to say,” he continued. Satih admitted that they used the water for bathing, ablution, washing clothes and foodstuffs, including rice.

Satih and the villagers were grateful for the completion of the Waqf Well construction from Global Wakaf - ACT Bekasi. The Waqf well is now a source of clean water used to meet the needs of residents in RT 02 RW 20, Segarajaya Village. Satih said that every morning from dawn to 10:00, the locals queued to use the toilets.

"Alhamdulillah, I am very happy, I am very grateful for the assistance of this Waqf Well. Now the residents can use the clean water to wash dishes, wash clothes, bathe, and take wudu. The toilets are also good so no one has to go to the rice fields when they need to go to the toilet. Alhamdulillah, thank you again,” he said.

Help comes through social media uploads

ACT Bekasi first heard about the story of the clean water crisis in Segarajaya Village three months ago through photos and videos on the social media.

"Alhamdulillah, with the help of Allah and the support of many parties and donors, a Waqf Well has been built with a depth of 102 meters. Hopefully the benefit can continue to flow along with the flow of water available for the 40 families here and bring blessing the waqf donors who entrusted some of their assets through Global Wakaf-ACT Bekasi," said Global Wakaf-ACT Bekasi Branch Manager Ishaq Maulana.

More waqf wells are to be built in the area because there are still many people who need it. Therefore, ACT Bekasi is still raising funds from the Indonesia Dermawan website.

"Because there are a total of 89 households here, while one waqf well unit can only be used by 40 households. We want to build more wells with the support of our generous waqf donors," he concluded. []