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Water hyacinth not long-term solution

Jakarta   /   Thu, December 6 2018   /  02:02 am

Greenery: North Jakarta Water Management workers plant water hyacinths in a 50 by 11 meter area in the Inlet 3 River in Sunter Agung, North Jakarta, on Tuesday. The hyacinths were planted as part of a three-month trial run to remove pollutants from the water.(JP/Sausan Atika Maesara)The city administration’s attempt to curb river pollution using water hyacinth is considered a make-it-or-break-it move, because despite its ability to absorb organic or anorganic pollutants, it also has some consequences, experts have warned.

The North Jakarta administration has initiated a study on using water hyacinth to remove pollutants from Inlet 3 River in Sunter Agung, North Jakarta.

The operations head of the North Jakarta water management unit, Lambas Sigalingging, said the initiative had commenced Sunday on two separated areas in the river, each consisting of a 50 by 11-meter parale...