Public perceptions on the quality of raw water source of Ikk Alalak Pdam of Barito Kuala District

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Public perceptions on the quality of raw water source of Ikk Alalak Pdam of Barito Kuala District

Laila Turrahmah, Danang Biyatmoko, Idiannor Mahyudin, Akhmad Rizali
J. Bio. Env. Sci.12( 5), 301-310, May 2018.
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The provision of clean water to the community has a very important role in improving the health of the environment or community, which has a role in reducing the number of people with diseases, especially those related to water quality, and contributing to improving the standard or quality of life of the community. PDAM are needed by urban communities to meet the need for clean water that is suitable for consumption. Because groundwater in urban areas is generally  polluted. Excessive use of groundwater has reduced groundwater levels and sea water intrusion, resulting in a decrease in groundwater quality. The purpose of the study are: 1. Analyzing the perception of the customer community on water quality PDAM IKK Alalak Batola District. 2. Review the quality of raw water resources of PDAM IKK Alalak Batola District against physical parameters (Odor, Turbidity, TDS) and chemical parameters (pH, Sulfate). This research is divided into two stages of research, namely the first stage; the perception of the community of PDAM customers of IKK Alalak Batola District and the second stage; study on the quality of raw water sources of PDAM IKK Alalak Batola District in Installation of PDAM IKK Alalak Batola regency (water source, water in shelter, customer water). Based on the results of the research, the following conclusions can be drawn: The public perception of water quality of IKK PDAM is positive/beneficial with 67 respondents (74%) while the negative/unhelpful are 23 respondents (26%). The results of respondents who stated that PDAM water has experienced 100% disturbance means that all people have experienced disturbance both in terms of water debit that is less swift, the color of water, smell, taste and even not flowing sekalli even without any prior notice if the PDAM wants do cleaning, only part of society (55, 56%) that can information if there is disruption/constraint about the distribution of clean water. Based on the result of F test indicates that the old variable of usage, education, and occupation have an effect on the real perception of society with indigo F > F table (15,191> 2.71). Based on the results of laboratory tests on the quality of river water, clean water and drinking water showed pH below the maximum water limit showing the results for pH of river water 2.86, pH of clean water 6.02 and pH of drinking water A and B showed the number of 6.32 and 5.54 This shows the pH of acidic water but can still be consumed.


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