Fri, 18 Jul 2003

Tap water consumers union founded

MAGELANG, Central Java: A new group calling itself The Association of Indonesian Tap Water Consumers (AFPAMI) was announced here on Thursday, with an aim to help customers secure their rights against tap water companies.

The declaration was read out by chairman of the Magelang Forum of Tap Water Consumers, Suyono Nurwahadi, who said that 30 forums across the country supported the association.

He said the association was sparked by the forums' desire for better management of tap water, which is facing an increase in demand.

Executives of the tap water customers unions met in Magelang amid complaints about tap water rates, which are not affordable for some people. -- Antara