Indonesia is the fourth most populous country in the world and counts no less than 272 million inhabitants. Among them, 28 million Indonesians lack safe water. There is a crucial stake in quickly merging the gap between the growing demand for water and the supplies that are practically and sustainably available.
With more than 70% of water demand used by agriculture, this gap currently puts food security and food prices security at risk, as well as industry, and urban areas for example. This is mainly why Manengkel Solidaritas decided to act for water conservation.
As you may know, Indonesia is a tropical country, so the year can approximately be divided into two seasons, namely “wet” and “dry.” June to September brings dry weather whereas December to March brings tropical rains. During this latter season, we have constructed water tanks on Manado Tua island so that its inhabitants could make the most of natural water.
How do we proceed?
We install some pipes on roofs in a village located on Manado Tua island to make sure rainwater can easily be collected during the wet season
We dig a well in the soil and put a drum there.
We make sure to connect pipes to the drum and bury this latter in a way that water will be surely preserved and will not evaporate.
Such water then constitutes a precious stock for inhabitants of the villages during the dry season. The next step we will achieve in a further project is to filter water so it can be drinkable and thus be of an even higher interest for inhabitants.
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