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Jakarta Post

Denpasar city residents face tap water shortage

  • Wasti Atmodjo

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Mon, May 24 2010   /  11:00 am

Denpasar residents are complaining of a shortage of tap water for their households, especially during peak morning and evening hours. West Denpasar resident Ni Komang Suwarni said recently that water supply to her house often decreased, especially in the morning when her family needed more water for bathing and cooking. As the flow of water dropped, she said, she could not fill her bathtub. "We bought a container to allow us store water. It eases the burden, but it only has a limited capacity," she said. Suwarni complained that state water company PDAM increased the cost of tap water but failed to provide adequate water supply. The director of PDAM's Denpasar branch, I Putu Gede Mahaputra, admitted his company had to deal with many constraints in improving water service for customers, including lack of supply during peak hours. PDAM's Denpasar office serves ...