Sat, 22 Mar 2003

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JP/Mulkan Salmona

WATER FOR SALE: A man draws water from a public water tap to sell later to residents in Sunter, North Jakarta. This business is common in North Jakarta where the supply of clean water is limited due to the intrusion of salt water into the groundwater source.


The Jakarta Post is publishing this special page to coincide with the celebration of World Water Day on March 22 (today). We hope that the articles (below) will provide our readers with more insight into Jakarta's problem of a lack of clean water.