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A Case Study of Semarang Water Utility (Paper)

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

UNDIP e-Journal published a paper about Semarang water utility.  Here’s some interesting facts on the paper:

  • In order to obtain the water connection people have to pay installment cost Rp 700.000 (75 US $) and it is equal with minimum wage per month for labor in Semarang.
  • According to the State Auditing Agency, PDAM Semarang had a loss of Rp. 21 billion from customer arrears and mismanagement.
  • Around 10.000 water connections are suspended for 2 months (Suara Merdeka, 03/20/2007) and will not be activated unless customer paid their debt.

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