Anticipating inundation especially during heavy rain, two channels were widened in Sukabumi Selatan Urban Village, Kebon Jeruk, West Jakarta. Channels widening work has been carried out since February and targeted to finish in the next two weeks.
Those channels will be widened using U-Ditch with size 60 cm
West Jakarta Water Resources (SDA) Sub-agency's Drainage Maintenance Section Head, Wawan Kurniawan conveyed, previously those channels had different size. Even at some points it only used pipes.
"Those channels will be widened using U-Ditch with size 60 cm. Length of channel on Jalan H. Nawi is 227 meters and 220 meters on Jl. Z," he informed, Tuesday (3/30).
His side deployed 17 West Jakarta SDA personnel for widening the channels to follow up resident's request.
"This work is done manually using tools such as hoes, hammers, and garden forks. We also deploy small excavator to transport U-Ditch," he mentioned.
He hopes by widening the channels, it can be functioned optimally to hold water thus it can minimize inundation, especially during heavy rain.
"Hopefully this channel widening can overcome inundation in the surrounding areas," he closed.