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GUNUNGKIDUL – Drought started hitting some areas in Yogyakarta Autonomous Area (DIY), particularly 9 districts in Gunungkidul and some villages in Bantul regency. PKPU Human Initiative DIY handled this clean water crisis through short-term and long-term programs.
For the short term, PKPU HI has distributed 120.000 liters of clean water in the form of water dropping in Rongkop district, Gunungkidul, DI Yogyakarta. According to data, there are 9 districts with difficult access to clean water, namely Patuk, Girisubo, Rongkop, Purwosari, Tepus, Panggang, Paliyan, Tanjungsari, Saptosari in Gunungkidul and Prambanan district in Sleman.
While the long-term program is the making of clean water facility and education on clean water management.
This is not the first time for PKPU HI to handle disaster. From 2013 to 2017 PKPU Human Initiative DIY has built 10 clean water facility systems which have solved clean water crisis for more than 2.000 people.
“At the moment, PKPU Human Initiative DIY builds clean water system in Dungmas hamlet, Watusigar village, Ngawen district, Gunungkidul regency”, Muthori said on the sidelines of water dropping.
“Previously, in the end of 2017 PKPU Human Initiative has launched clean water system for people in Sabrang hamlet and Ngampon hamlet, Watusigar village, Ngawen district, Gunungkidul,” he revealed.