Friday, August 27, 2004

Lack of clean water hits Jambi

Source: The Jakarta Post

JAMBI, Jambi: The dry season has dropped water debit in Batanghari River to two cubic meters per second from the normal six cubic meters per second, reducing the water supply at state-run tap water company PT Tirta Mayang in Jambi municipality.

Yusnidar, the head of administrative affairs at the company, said a lack of rain over the past few weeks had left the company unable to deliver potable water to over 4,000 residents in five districts in Jambi municipality.

The company has a total of 43,561 customers. -- JP