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Jakarta Post

MRT stations to have water fountains

  • News Desk

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Thu, November 8, 2018   /   12:45 pm
MRT stations to have water fountains Students drink water from a newly installed water fountaint at the National Museum compound in Central Jakarta on Nov. 7. (Warta Kota/Angga Bhagya Nugraha)

Inspired by similar installments recently made at several schools, museums and mosques, Jakarta MRT will follow suit and equip several stations with water fountains to cater to thirsty commuters.

The stations to have them are Lebak Bulus, Blok M and Dukuh Atas, all in South Jakarta, according to private-owned water company PT PAM Lyonnaise Jaya (Palyja) spokesperson Lydia Astriningworo.

“That is being discussed [with relevant parties],” she said at the sideline of a launch of Palyja’s drinking fountain in the National Museum in Central Jakarta on Wednesday.

In addition to the MRT stations, the company is also targeting several schools, in particular, Khadijah Islamic school in Lebak Bulus, SD 03 and SD 04 state elementary schools in Penjaringan, North Jakarta, and Istiqlal Grand Mosque.

“[The water fountain] at Khadijah [Islamic school] is available but not yet inaugurated. Meanwhile, we're waiting for permission to install fountains in SD 03 and SD 04. Istiqlal mosque will follow,” she said.

A water fountain is already available at Al-Azhar Grand Mosque in South Jakarta.

“The drinking water would be filtered, and the quality regularly tested,” Palyja president director Robert Rerimassie said as quoted by (sau)