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West Java, DKI Jakarta, Banten Indonesia Urban Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (IUWASH) is a United States Agency for International Development (USAID)funded project. IUWASH aims to develop access to water and sanitation services for communities, including lowincome people in urban areas of Indonesia.


In West Java, DKI Jakarta, Banten, IUWASH works in eleven districts/cities: Bandung District, Bekasi District, Karawang District, Purwakarta District, Bekasi City, Bogor City, DKI Jakarta, Lebak District, Serang District,Tangerang District and Tangerang Selatan City. No days is passed without water: Everywhere in Indonesia, communities in urban and rural areas still use wells as source of clean and drinking water for many purposes.


DKI Jakarta: Sanitation system only reached 2 percent of the population

Clean water challenge: a raw water source that requires simple treatment to be further used as clean water source by urban communities in Bekasi district.

City-scale sewerage and wastewater treatment managed by Regional Wastewater Management Company (PD PAL Jaya) only reached 2 percent of the population. The majority of Jakarta population relies on individual sewage system such as pit latrines or septic tank. However, 46 percent of that system does not follow technical standards (Mercy Corps, 2007). DKI Jakarta has the largest Provincial Government Budget compared to other provinces, but investment priority in drinking water and sanitation remains a huge challenge. Although service coverage of drinking water through pipe connection is at 61.8 percent, the Water Utility of DKI Jakarta still face difficulties in increasing access to drinking water for low-income community. At present, IUWASH works with Regional Wastewater Management Company and PT. Palyja (a private water utility) to cover as many low-income communities as possible through an innovative scheme, such as master meter connection for clean water and community-based sewerage system. Similar approaches are being developed with other private partners.

IUWASH also seeks to increase the capacity of water service providers, including PDAMs, and agencies providing sanitation services, notably by supporting the development of a citywide sanitation strategy. In addition, IUWASH is supporting improved governance and increased funding in order to expand access to sanitation and water. Initiatives have included providing access to alternative financing, and drafting new regulations on drinking water and sanitation.


IUWASH priority activities throughout West Java, DKI Jakarta, Banten:

Community-based clean water source in Bekasi district: Water Treatment Plant and a nearby operations office and guard post.

• Increasing public access to clean water; • Increasing public access to proper sanitation; • Assisting local governments to strengthen water and sanitation policy; • Supporting and promoting STBM programs; • Increasing community involvement in drinking water and sanitation programs; • Strengthening PDAM management, technical and financial performance.

West Java & Banten: Non-renewable Water 11%-47% and 60% inadequate septic tanks Water utilities in West Java and Banten could only serve eight until 60 percent of population, while their non-renewable water rate is at 11 until 47 percent. The main challenge of these provinces are maintaining raw water source to meet clean water demands of the people. In Bogor city, World Bank loan enabled Bogor Water Utility to install 9,000 new household connections annually from 2013 to 2019. In sanitation sector, city-wide piped sewerage system is only available in big cities such as Bandung and Bogor. Other cities still rely on individual septic tanks and 60 percent of that system is inadequate (World Bank Study, 2008). IUWASH is committed to strengthen and improve service provider capacity, and mobilize demands from low-income community on improved services in water and sanitation.

Supporting local government to improve service and access to water and sanitation In West Java, DKI Jakarta, and Banten, IUWASH has been working with central, provincial, district and municipal governments, as well as various donors and development programs, in an effort to create demand for drinking water and sanitation services and access. The Project is providing a range of technical assistance, including activities to mobilize community demand for water and sanitation services. Efforts have included supporting implementation of STBM (Community-led Total Sanitation) and development of communitybased access to sanitation.

For further Information please contact:

Indonesia Urban Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (IUWASH) Mayapada Tower Lt. 10 Jl. Jenderal Sudirman Kav. 28 Jakarta12920, Indonesia Tel. +62-21 522 - 0540 Fax. +62-21 522 - 0539 Twitter @airsanitasi

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