Friday, September 10, 2004

PDAM Bekasi ready to supply water

Source: The Jakarta Post

BEKASI: Deputy Mayor Solihin Sari said on Thursday the municipality's tap water operator, PDAM, would provide water for residents who could no longer rely on their wells due to drought.

However, he was quoted as saying by Antara there was only enough water for household necessities, so residents had to use the water wisely.

"I have instructed the relevant officials to monitor the condition of the residents' groundwater wells ... we will immediately send the water trucks," he said.

As with other parts of Greater Jakarta, eastern Bekasi is facing sever water shortages, which also threaten rice crops. -- JP