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Jakarta Post

Jakarta warns buildings in Pulogadung industrial estate on groundwater use

  • News Desk

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Mon, July 9, 2018   /   03:28 pm
Jakarta warns buildings in Pulogadung industrial estate on groundwater use A facility to treat mud owned by tap water operator PT Aetra Air Jakarta in Pulogadung, East Jakarta (kompas/Madina Nusrat)

The Jakarta administration deployed on Monday a special team to examine dozens of buildings in industrial areas of West and East Jakarta to make sure they complied with regulations on the use of groundwater, management of waste water and provision of infiltration wells.

“Starting from today, we will check out buildings in industrial areas, to see whether they have infiltration wells, waste water plants and groundwater treatment systems, as stipulated in prevailing regulations,” Governor Anies Baswedan said on Monday at the Jakarta Industrial Estate Pulogadung (JIEP), East Jakarta.

He added that the examinations would be conducted from July 9 to 20. At least 80 buildings would be examined by a special team comprising officials from, among others, the spatial land agency, environment agency and industry and energy agency.

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In March this year, the same action was carried out along Jl. MH Thamrin and Jl. Sudirman, the capital’s business district. Of 80 high-rise buildings examined during that time, 37 buildings did not have infiltration wells, 70 buildings had yet to be equipped with groundwater treatment systems and 30 buildings did not possess waste water plants.

The buildings were required to equip themselves with the facilities, or else they would be punished in accordance with the prevailing rules. (vny/wit)