Jakarta Post

Please Update your browser

Your browser is out of date, and may not be compatible with our website. A list of the most popular web browsers can be found below.
Just click on the icons to get to the download page.

Jakarta Post
The Jakarta Post
Video Weather icon 26°C
DKI Jakarta, Indonesia
26°C Light Rain

Rain until tomorrow morning, starting again tomorrow afternoon.

  • Thu

    26℃ - 31℃

  • Fri

    26℃ - 32℃

  • Sat

    27℃ - 32℃

  • Sun

    26℃ - 30℃

Communal septic tank built to curb open defecation in Jambi

  • Jon Afrizal
    Jon Afrizal

    The Jakarta Post

Jambi | Mon, September 11, 2017 | 09:48 pm
Communal septic tank built to curb open defecation in Jambi A man pumps groundwater at a public toilet in Jakarta on March 21, on the eve of World Water Day. (AFP/ Bay Ismoyo)

The Batanghari regency administration in Jambi has disbursed Rp 2.8 billion (US$213,000) it received from the 2017 state budget to develop sanitation systems in seven subdistricts and villages in the regency.

Batanghari Public Works and Spatial Planning Agency head Zulkifli said the project would include a communal septic tank that would be completed next month.

"The ultimate aim of this project is to protect the environment against contamination from the E. coli bacteria from human waste due to open defecation," he said on Monday.

Read also: Army to build one million toilets

Zulkifli said many residents of the regency who lived along the Batanghari River did not have access to bathrooms and defecated in the river.

"I hope after this project no more people will defecate in the Batanghari River," he said.

The seven subdistricts and villages are Bulu Kasap, Bajubang and Kembang Paseban villages and Sungai Rengas, Muara Tembesi, Muara Bulian and Jembatan Mas subdistricts. (bbs)

Join the discussions