Mega Liani Putri
February 06, 2014
The revitalization has begun on 2008 when the problem on the treatment plant discovered. Luckily, it could be solved shortly by cleaning the units of the plant. The units do ozonization, filtration, microfiltration, ultrafiltration, reverse osmosis, and UV-filtration which require the sustainable maintenance. After they had been revitalized, the tap water was ready to be consumed.
However, when the water was firstly distributed, the leaks occurred at some spots. Since there was no water flow for a while, no one found that the pipelines had been broken. The leaks then revealed the problem underground. So last year, after the reverse osmosis unit was fully maintained, The Tap Water Revitalization Team successfully fixed all the pipeline breaks and the problems on 26 water fountains around the campus."The tap water is for everyone, so please get it," Iqbal said. Iqbal explained that the continuous consumption is better so the water would not stay too long inside the pipes. If they do, there would be chance for bacterias to grow. 55 water fountains are already ready to be used and they all are in good condition. The only area where tap water is not found is the East side, including GKU Timur, Aula Timur, LFM, Planologi, Arsitektur, and Geodesi buildings. The pipelines in this area are broken as the impact of Doping Laboratory construction. "Not ready to be used yet, but we are working on it," he said.
All the academicians are responsible for the maintenance of the public water fountains. Like all engineering products, water fountains were designed to work normally and can be easily broken if they are forced to do something beyond their capability. If there is problem found, the team pleases everyone to report it directly.
"We really hope that the water will be used widely on the campus. If anyone finds any problem, please do not mind to report it to me," Iqbal said.