Church World Service has set up pillow tanks in nine locations in five villages in Sungai Limau sub-district, Padang Pariaman district, West Sumatra. A smaller water tank with 1,000-liter capacity has been set up in Paninjauan village, providing access to clean water to 14 households.
Water distribution was hampered by poor road conditions, due to a landslide in Paninjauan village. Sungai Sirah village has been determined by a CWS survey to be the location to deploy a water truck with 15,000-liter capacity, from which water will be distributed. Two trucks will provide water to two additional villages.
Despite the road conditions, CWS continues to distribute water to the earthquake-affected community in Sungai Limau sub-district. Access to water is essential. “People can live a week without food, but not a day without water,” said Jopie Sinanu, CWS’ water and sanitation specialist. A total of 10,000 liters of water was distributed to two villages in Sungai Limau sub-district October 16.
Mariana gets access to clean water from the bladder that CWS has set up in Sungai Sirah village, Sungai Limau sub-district
(Mariana gets access to clean water from the bladder that CWS has set up in Sungai Sirah village, Sungai Limau sub-district)