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Communal Waste Management to Curb Pollution in Surabaya River
TEMPO Interactive, Surabaya:Indra Wiragana, East Java Environmental Affairs Board director, says his office will install 74 communal wastewater treatment systems (IPAL) in residential areas along the Surabaya River. This year, seven units will be built.
“The budget is substantial. One wastewater treatment plant can cost up to Rp500 million,” said Indra on Monday.
Indra added that the funds used for IPAL construction would be allocated from the East Java regional budget. Furthermore, city and regional administrations that receive funds for the IPAL system will be asked to allocate a certain amount for maintenance.
Data from the East Java Environmental Affairs Board (BLH) show that domestic waste from 6,170 households along the Surabaya River should be treated by 74 wastewater treatment plants. In addition, ‘floating’ toilets in Surabaya River must be replaced by public toilets that do not dispose waste directly into the river.