Water from KPC Meets 5000 Sangatta Citizens’ Need

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One more collaboration project between PT Kaltim Prima Coal (KPC) and the Government of East Kutai has been completed. The collaboration project is the construction of Water Treatment Plant (WTP) Kudungga in Soekarno-Hatta Road, North Sangatta.

KPC General Manager External Affairs and Sustainable Development (GM ESD), Wawan Setiawan said WTP Kudungga used water from Telaga Kenyamukan (Lake Kenyamukan) in Pit Jupiter. This lake holds water from the surrounding forest in Pit Jupiter.

KPC started the process by constructing a pipeline from Telaga Kenyamukan in 2014. The pipe diameter is 450 mm or 18 inches that stretches as far as 3.5 kilometers.

Wawan added the water from Telaga Kenyamukan had good quality, since it had been through the process of settling in the lake. In addition, the water source is water from natural forests in Pit Jupiter. "This will reduce the PDAM (State-Owned Water Company) production cost, because the raw water is good," Wawan said.

The inauguration of Kudungga Water Treatment Plant (WTP) was directly conducted by the Regent of East Kutai, Ismunandar, Friday (17/2). The capacity of the inaugurated WTP is 50 liters/second. "For this first phase, we focus on residents in Kampung Tator, Dayung road, and Soekarno-Hatta road. As for the government office in Bukit Pelangi, it will get the turn after the second stage of 50 liters/second is realized, "said Ismunandar.

KPC Chief Operating Officer (COO), Muhammad Rudy, expressed his excitement since he could take part in the clean water program in Sangatta. Rudy believes that clean water availability could improve the welfare of the society. "Congratulations on the inauguration of this Kudungga WTP. We are very excited to contribute to support local governments in order to meet water needs, "said Rudy.

"Seeing the number of people who can be served between 4000-5000 new customers, this is really encouraging  KPC, as it can provide direct benefits to the community. Insha Allah, we will always be ready to support government programs in order to improve community's welfare, "concludes Rudy in the inauguration ceremony of the Kudungga WTP. (*)