An article in Bali Discovery.

Bali’s governor Made Mangku Pastika has called on the management of the Public Water Board (PDAM) in Denpasar and the Badung Regency to quickly overcome a severe shortage of piped drinking water in South Bali.

As reported by the State News Agency Antara, Pastika blamed the water crisis on the lack of water supply from PDAM.

The Governor called on PDAM to quickly complete the installation of piping connecting Denpasar and Badung regency with the water supply at Petanu in Gianyar.

Three water pumps at Petanu are intended to deliver water to Denpasar, Badung and Gianyar.

Each of the three pumps has the potential to provide a water source of 100 liters per second. At the present time, however, only 90-100 liters per second is being channeled through the Petanu facility.

Pastika told the press that the Central Government and the Province of Bali contributed Rp. 70 billion (US$6.1 million) and Rp. 125 billion (US$10.9 million), respectively, to establish the Petanu pumping facility.

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