PDAM Tirta Moedal Builds 3 SPAM to Answer Clean Water Demand in Semarang
To answer the demand for clean water in Semarang City, Local Water Company (PDAM) Tirta Moedal will build 3 Drinking Water Supply System (SPAM). These 3 are SPAM Jatisari, SPAM Pudakpayung (Pramuka), and SPAM West Semarang.
For SPAM West Semarang itself is one of National Strategic Project. SPAM, which utilized water source from Jatibarang dam will produce 1.000 liter/second of clean water. It is planned that Presiden Joko Widodo will hold the groundbreaking in January 2019, while the construction of SPAM Jatisari and SPAM Pudakpayung will be held this year.
“Now, PDAM Tirta Moedal has only completed around 62 percent of clean water demand in Semarang City. With these 3 SPAM, we hope that it can up the number to 100 percent,” said M. Farchan, Temporary Officials President Director PDAM Tirta Moedal, as reported by suaramerdeka.com (7/29).
As for SPAM Jatisari, the construction process has started to build the dam on Mijen district. This area utilizes Kali Blorong water flow. The construction process is expected to be finished in the upcoming August.
Sub-field Chairman of Research and Development Tirta Moedal, Hariyanto, said that after the dam, the next will be building intake, water processing installation, then the main distribution line. Now, Tirta Moedal also has gotten the official permit letter to take and utilize surface water (Sippa).