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Jakarta Post

Jakarta tap water drying up after months of drought

  • News Desk

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Thu, October 3, 2019   /  01:03 pm
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Local resident Khomariah, 49, checks a pipe used to collect rainwater next to her house in a fishing village in Kamal Muara, Penjaringan, North Jakarta, on July 13.(JP/Donny Fernando)

Residents of Pegadungan village, Kalideres district, West Jakarta, take extra measures to obtain water as the drought continues to plague Jakarta. Desy, 50, who lives in community unit (RW) 09 in Pegadungan, said she had stayed up late every night for the last two months to fill up water tubs in her house. “Since the dry season started two months ago, the city’s tap water service has been available only from 1 a.m. to 3 a.m. I stay up late to fill all the water containers in the house, otherwise my family would have to do without water the entire day,” she told The Jakarta Post on Monday, adding that water pressure in her house had been low since the beginning of the year. Ingho, 43, who lives in Palm Paradise housing complex in Pegadungan, also in West Jakarta, said his area had no running water as piped water services to the housing complex had stop...