Ciliwung Water Now Claimed Suitable for Drinking and Fish Cultivation

Translator

Antara

14 November 2021 20:44 WIB

Aerial image of a residential area on the Ciliwung riverside RT 15 RW 03 Cawang Urban Village, East Jakarta, Monday 20 September 2021. The brokerage service bureau offers assistance in handling land acquisition documents and asks for a 25 percent commission. TEMPO/Subekti.

TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - The quality of water in the Ciliwung River has improved significantly, hence the water can now be utilized for fish cultivation and processed for drinking water, stated Peni Susanti, leader of the Clean Ciliwung Movement.

"As Ciliwung River water quality has improved to level two, river biotas, such as fish and shrimp, can now live in the Ciliwung water," she announced at the 10th Ciliwung Day commemoration event in Penjernihan, Central Jakarta, on Saturday.

The improvement in Ciliwung River's water quality has been the fruit of revitalization, maintenance, and cleaning efforts undertaken since the Clean Ciliwung Movement was initiated in 1989, she added.

She expressed the hope that improving water quality would induce Jakarta residents to participate in efforts to maintain the cleanliness and water quality of the 120-km river.

"The recent discovery of endemic giant softshell turtles, mystus fish, and blue lobsters in the river are proving that the water quality in Ciliwung River has improved indeed," she remarked.

At the same event, the head of the Jakarta Environment Office, Asep Kuswanto, lauded the Green Ciliwung Movement -- supported by 36 local communities -- in aiding efforts for the normalization of the Ciliwung River.

"Improvement of the Ciliwung River water quality to level 2 means the river is now becoming better than before. We hope this improvement continues and we can utilize the river as a new tourism potential for Jakarta," Kuswanto stated.

Meanwhile, the president director of Jakarta government-owned water treatment company PAM Jaya, Priyatno Bambang Hernowo, said that before utilizing water collected from Jatiluhur Dam in Purwakarta district, the company processed Ciliwung River water to fulfill Jakara residents' water demand.

"Before Jatiluhur Dam was constructed, we processed the waters of Ciliwung River, with a capacity of 6,200 liters per minute. This highlighted the importance of ensuring Ciliwung River water quality to fulfill the demand for water as the basic needs of the residents," Hernowo added.

Read: 34 Districts Near Ciliwung River Banks Prone to Flood: Jakarta BPBD

ANTARA



Ciliwung Filtration System Aims to Block Waste from Entering Jakarta

24 Juni 2022

Ciliwung Filtration System Aims to Block Waste from Entering Jakarta

Jakarta authority expects to see the completion of a filtration system for the Ciliwung river by the end of the year in December.


Flash Floods Remain Threat in Gunung Mas Puncak Bogor: BIG

25 Januari 2021

Flash Floods Remain Threat in Gunung Mas Puncak Bogor: BIG

The Geospatial Information Agency (BIG) reported that Gunung Mas Village, Cisarua, Bogor, has not been freed from the threat of flash floods.


Anies Baswedan Reveals Flood Mitigation Plan

6 November 2020

Anies Baswedan Reveals Flood Mitigation Plan

Governor Anies Baswedan stressed that the city is focusing on land acquisition to increase the capacity of rivers and reservoirs for flood prevention.


Flood May Come Sooner; Jakartans in 82 Subdistricts Asked to Stay Alert

23 September 2020

Flood May Come Sooner; Jakartans in 82 Subdistricts Asked to Stay Alert

Jakarta Deputy Governor Ahmad Riza called on residents in 82 subdistricts to be prepared for the possibility of flooding which will arrive sooner.


Jakarta Cleans Up 328 Tons of Waste from Manggarai Floodgate

22 September 2020

Jakarta Cleans Up 328 Tons of Waste from Manggarai Floodgate

Jakarta Environment Agency Head, Andono Warih, confirmed that 328 tons of waste have been cleaned up from the Manggarai floodgate as of today morning.


Heavy Rains Hit Jakarta; 31 Streets Flooded as of Early Today

22 September 2020

Heavy Rains Hit Jakarta; 31 Streets Flooded as of Early Today

Heavy rain pouring in Jakarta throughout Monday evening, September 21, caused 31 roads to be flooded until Tuesday morning, September 22.


Dead Body on Ciliwung River; Police Strongly Suspect Murder

8 September 2020

Dead Body on Ciliwung River; Police Strongly Suspect Murder

On Saturday last week, residents of Kampung Melayu found a dead body was found floating on the Ciliwung river with hands tied.


Jakarta Braces for Flood as City Rivers Cannot Contain Excess Water

6 Agustus 2020

Jakarta Braces for Flood as City Rivers Cannot Contain Excess Water

Jakarta Water Resources Agency Head, Juaini Yusuf, admitted that the city administration has much to do on mitigating flood.


Anies Baswedan Urged to Acquire Land in Ciliwung Normalization

3 Februari 2020

Anies Baswedan Urged to Acquire Land in Ciliwung Normalization

Jakarta Governor Anies Baswedan has been urged to immediately acquire the land to normalize Ciliwung.


Jokowi Issues 3 Instructions to Deal With Jakarta Flood

9 Januari 2020

Jokowi Issues 3 Instructions to Deal With Jakarta Flood

President Jokowi released three instructions to manage flood in Jakarta Greater areas during a meeting at Merdeka Palace, Wednesday, January 8.