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Jakarta Post

Bali needs water treatment facilities

  • Luh De Suriyani

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Wed, March 4 2009   /  03:56 pm

Bali still suffers from contagious diseases related to environmental health, despite the fact the island province has better clean water facilities compared to other provinces in the country. The finding was revealed at a policy dialogue on household water treatment for urban poor water supply, held Monday in Denpasar. The event was jointly organized by the Balifokus Foundation and the Canada International Development Agency (CIDA)-Asian Institute of Technology (AIT) Partnership. I Ketut Subrata, head of the Bali Health Agency's diseases eradication and environmental health division, said Bali suffered from a cholera outbreak in 1995 that caused a massive drop in tourist numbers. He also said several tourists were infected with Salmonella in 2002, caused them to develop diarrhea. "All of these outbreaks occurred despite the fact Bali has better clean water coverage th...