The Lost Water Has Returned in Tlogolele, Indonesia
In November 2010, Mt. Merapi's deadly eruption made people in the village of Tlogolele in Boyolali District, Indonesia evacuate for three months. (Boyolali located at the foot of Mt. Merapi)
After AMDA Emergency Relief activities for survivors of the eruption, we implemented follow-up activities including "Work for Food" project in Demo Banyudono village of Dukun District, Magelang in May, 2011, which provides food to volunteers who worked to restore the community, and "Re-establishment of the Water System" project in the village of Klakah of Boyolali District in February to March, 2012.
This report is the second "Re-establishment of the Water System" project in 2012. In response to the local request for assistance in restoring the village's water and irrigation system, which was damaged by cold lava during Mt. Merapi's eruption, AMDA decided to provide 165 water pipes, 15 bags of cement, 100m wire, related equipment, 2 cans of paint, and 2 raincoats, in collaboration with its local partner organization, YKP.
In May 5th 2011, resident in Tlogolele received relief supplies and started working to re-establish the water system to supply daily water needs for watering plants as well as farming fish.
People in the community worked together to create a water pond from water sources that they found and to distribute to 120 people of 26 families in Tlogolele village. They painted a new water tank, restored damaged waterways with new water pipes, and made connections between the water pond, houses and their plantations passing through the river by hanging pipes using wires.
On behalf of the residents in Tlogolele village, Mrs. Y. Susilo Hastuti, the Secretary of the Village concurrently with the Chairman of Village Team of the Disaster Preparedness, showed great appreciation for the support of needed materials for reestablishing their water system, which will sustain their living. She stated "The lost water has returned to out village."
Reported by Tumiriyanto-Yayasan Krida Paramita Surankarta