Water Supply: One Aspect toward Harmonious

Lila Bangsawan By Lila Bangsawan, 30th Jun 2011 | Follow this author | RSS Feed | Short URL http://nut.bz/xz6_ab5g/
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We can not deny, there are so many aspects affect people's welfare. Unfortunately, our government sometime forget to .........................

I love my Country

My country is a tropical land with thousands of mountains within its area. It consists of big and small islands. There are Sumatera , Java , Bali , Sulawesi, Irian and Kalimantan as big islands. Others, like Bali, Lombok, Nusa Tenggara, Ambon, and so on are categorized as small islands. Within those islands, there are so many various cultures and languages. Indonesia are really rich with such things.

The Government Sometimes Forget to ....

My country also have hectares of timber and mining resources within those islands. Nevertheless, its main economical resource is come from farming as well as fisheries. Timber, mining, farming and fisheries are located in the corner areas. And Its big cities provides a lot of facilities for tradings and offices to support those natural timber and mining activities from marketing side. It will be perfect if both side of economical activities run in balanced situation. Unfortunately, sometimes the government forget to provide similar chance of economic growth to both sides. Even, there are better facilities in big cities than they are in corner areas.

Water, Where are you.....

Let give our attention to only one aspect of human life, that is clean water supply. Water is so important for our life. No one creatures will alive without it. In big cities, water supply is serviced by a water company and every single family will get their water supply from automatic pump. If you need water, you just turn the water pump on and you will get clean water.

How hard to find....

Unfortunately, such facility frequently can not be found in the corner area or in village area. It will not be a big problem when you live in the village where you can find water easily. People will soon get an idea to fulfill their own water supply by building a waterwheel in their area. Recently, because there is no water supply from Indonesia Water Company, people from a small village in West Java built their own waterwheel made of bamboo and used plastic bottles. The used plastic bottles are functioned as water pourings and drain the water to a water channel.

But, what happen if you live in a village without any water resource near by. In Musuk Village, Boyolali, Center Java, you must walk down for 2 kilometers through a cliff in order to get clean water. You must walk to the abyss and you will find a small spring in a cave. People from Karangasem village, Purbalingga, West Java, must go to a small reservoir with 3 kilometers distance. In Sarangan village, people must walk 1 kilometers looking for clean water.

Need Strong Commitment

The above are examples of how hard villagers get clean water as their daily need. Government commitment to fulfill public facilities should be very strong, and not only providing facilities for its middle and upper economic people. Balance life between lower and upper must be built in order to create more harmonious living. Water supply is only one aspect toward harmonious. We still have more aspects. Hardly to say, poverty without clean water supply is worst living.

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Mount Area, River, Villagers, Water, Water Consumption, Water Supply, Waterwheel, Well

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author avatar Lila Bangsawan
I am a teacher of an elementary school. I live in Bandung-Indonesia and have 2 sons. I will write on travel as my writing focus because I was a traveler around Indonesia areas when I was young.

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author avatar Steve Kinsman
1st Jul 2011 (#)

Good article. We all need clean water as a human right. Thanks for the share, Lila.

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author avatar Lila Bangsawan
1st Jul 2011 (#)

Indeed we need it, Steve. I hope my government give their more attention to this point. Thank you.

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author avatar Delicia Powers
2nd Jul 2011 (#)

Very well said Lila!

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author avatar Lila Bangsawan
2nd Jul 2011 (#)

Thanks a lot, Delicia.

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author avatar Prasul Surendran
5th Jul 2011 (#)

Good thought as usual Lila :)

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author avatar Lila Bangsawan
13th Aug 2011 (#)

Sorry for the delayed respond, Prasul. However, I must thank you for your compliment in July 2011. Best regard.

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author avatar Valerie L Mckay
13th Aug 2011 (#)

Have to agree water is a basic need for us humans...hope your government will find ways to get water to its people...thanks for sharing....

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author avatar Lila Bangsawan
13th Aug 2011 (#)

Hi, Starrleena. We are waiting for our government more efforts toward it. Thanks a lot for stopping by. Best for you.

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