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Home industries in West Jakarta pollute environment

  • News Desk

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Fri, August 3, 2018   /   06:35 pm
Home industries in West Jakarta pollute environment The Mookervaart River on Jl. Daan Mogot, West Jakarta. (Warta Kota/Panji Baskhara Ramadhan)

More than 100 home industries in West Jakarta have been warned to stop polluting the environment, with half of them dumping untreated industrial waste into rivers.

“All of them have been given three months to correct their practices,” Edy Mulyanto, head of West Jakarta Environment Agency, said on Friday as quoted by wartakota.tribunnews.com.

He said the agency had sent 121 home industries warning letters from 2017 to July 2018. 

Edy said most of the home industries did not have wastewater treatment installations, as such a facility cost about Rp 100 million (US$6,894).

“It is expensive for home industries,” he said. “However, it [a water treatment facility] is mandatory when establishing an industry. They should have known this from the start,” Edy added.

Meanwhile, the agency inspected 40 home industries along the Mookervaart River in Kalideres, West Jakarta, and had taken samples of the river water to determine its quality.

The result should be available in seven days, he said. (gis)