The Jakarta Post
Drought has caused a scarcity of clean water in Tangerang, Banten, prompting local tap water company PDAM Tirta Beteng to send water trucks to some residential areas in the municipality.
“There’s been no clean water here since two days ago,” Fitoni, a resident of Sangiang subdistrict in Priuk district, said on Sunday, as quoted by wartakota.tribunnews.com.
He and hundreds of other residents were lining up near the water trucks for clean water for their daily needs.
Another resident, Dewi, said she was the one who called and asked for help from PDAM Tirta Beteng. “I called PDAM this morning, the aid came in the afternoon,” she said.
Drought also occurred in the regency of Bekasi in West Java. PDAM Tirta Bhagasasi suggested people report to their respective district should they need clean water supplies from the local administration.
“The officials from the district or subdistrict will send a letter to the local disaster mitigation agency (BPBD). The agency will then distribute the water,” PDAM Tirta Bhagasasi spokesman Ahmad Fauzi recently told kompas.com.
At least 13 villages in four districts are suffering from clean water scarcity. (vla/evi)