Water debit and quality of Ake Gaale spring’s retention pond have increased after the infiltration ponds were built. The infiltration ponds construction is one of the key recommendations of the Spring Vulnerability Assessment and Action Plan (KKMA) that Ternate city government and USAID IUWASH PLUS has conducted since early 2017. Based on the assessment result, Ternate city government expects to build 1,000 infiltration ponds to restore Ake Gaale water quantity and quality.
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Workmen building house connections to the master meter system. With this system, PDAM (municipal water utility) could serve low income communities in the areas unreachable by the PDAM regular connections, such as informal areas and stage houses above the sea. In the Master Meter system, PDAM is responsible for distributing water supply from the main pipeline connections owned by the PDAM to the Master Meter equipment. The local community is responsible for distributing water from the Master Meter equipment to the respective houses. The master meter system is managed and maintained by community group organization.
Tirta Wiyata Academy (AKATIRTA) students are learning to measure the water quality of Bening River in Magelang district using the Water Quality and Quantity (WQQ) equipment provided by USAID IUWASH PLUS through its Local Sustainability and Innovation Component (LSIC) grant. On April 24, 2018, USAID IUWASH PLUS handed over the equipment to AKATIRTA and trained the students and lecturers on how to use the equipment to collect accurate data on the water quality and quantity. AKATIRTA is an environmental engineering academy in Magelang that has a specialty in the water supply sector.