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Jakarta Post

Thousand Islands to install water treatment system on 8 islands

  • News Desk

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Thu, December 7, 2017   /   11:32 am
Thousand Islands to install water treatment system on 8 islands An inter-island boat transports people across the waters of Thousand Islands regency on Feb. 4. (JP/Seto Wardhana.)

The Thousands Islands is to install the Seawater Reverse Osmosis (SWRO) system on eight of the regency's inhabited islands to facilitate their residents to access clean water.

Thousand Islands Deputy Regent Ismer Harahap said the SWRO system was the administration's response to demands for clean water from its residents.

The SWRO system desalinates seawater and converts it into drinking water.

The residents of Pulau Kelapa, which has a population of 6,500, had been calling on the local government to provide them with the necessary facilities to fulfill their need for clean water.

"The Jakarta's Water Resources Agency will be managing the development [project]," Ismer said as quoted by on Wednesday. 

Thousand Islands Water Resources Agency head Ahmad Saiful said the eight islands designated for the SWRO installation were: Pramuka, Panggang, Tidung, Lancang, Pari, Kelapa, Harapan and Payung. (fac)