SDA Agency will Add 65 Floating Pumps in Jakarta

Kamis, 08 Oktober 2020 15:07 Aldi Geri Lumban Tobing 361

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Jakarta Water Resources (SDA) Agency procured 65 floating water pumps to handle inundation and flooding on the roads and residential areas in Jakarta. According to plan, those pumps will be prepared in sub-districts prone to flood.

By procuring 65 floating pumps, it is expected to help optimizing inundation and flood handling throughout Jakarta

Jakarta SDA Agency Head, Juaini Yusuf stated, floating pump has suction capacity 50 liters water per second which equipped with hose 100 meters long and one meter wide.

He considered this floating pump is more flexible and simple because it only needs 2 people to carry it.

"Each region will get 13 floating pumps. It is quite simple to use and it can reach narrow settlements that can't be reached by mobile pumps," he added, Thursday (10/8).

His side allocated budget Rp 6.5 billion to procure 65 floating pumps with price around Rp 100 million per unit.

Entering rainy season, he assessed that pump is an important tool to handle inundation and flooding in Jakarta. Currently, SDA Agency only has 2 types of pump to support flood controlling in Jakarta with total 487 stationary pump units and 160 mobile pump units.

"By procuring 65 floating pumps, it is expected to help optimizing inundation and flood handling throughout Jakarta," he mentioned.