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ACTNews, YOGYAKARTA – The rain that has been falling on several parts of Gunungkidul still has not solved the problem of water crisis in the area. In Dringo Hamlet, Girijati Village, Purwosari Sub-District, Gunungkidul, for instance, the wells had no water despite the rain that had been falling in recent weeks. The locals still needed to look for water for their daily needs.

“The only well that has running water source is the well in Sendang Kalijambu which is located quite far away. Sometimes the villagers here have to walk downhill to get clean water. Sometimes they buy it from water trucks,” said Yusniwanto, head of RT 05 Neighborhood in Dringo Hamlet.

Due to this difficult condition, Global Wakaf Special Region of Yogyakarta (DIY) strives to alleviate the annual water crisis that affects Gunungkidul through Waqf Well program. The Person in Charge of the Waqf Well program, Kharis Pradana, stated that there have been 16 Waqf Wells throughout Yogyakarta, 13 of which were constructed in Gunungkidul. The 16th Waqf Well in Dringo is still under construction,

Wahyu, the leader of the drilling team, stated that it takes a long time to drill the borehole well due to the rocky soil. “The Waqf Well in Dringo Hamlet began to be constructed on Friday (11/30), and today the depth has reached 50 meters beneath the ground. The drilling of borehole water well in Gunungkidul usually takes a long time due to the rocky soil. It’s not easy for the drill bit to get through,” said Wahyu.

Hopefully, the Waqf Well will serve as a solution for the water crisis in Gunungkidul, especially in Dringo Hamlet. Insha Allah, Global Wakaf through the Waqf Well program will keep striving to solve the water crisis in all regions throughout Indonesia.

“Although rainy season has come, the Waqf Wells are still essential as sources of clean water for the locals because, as we know, Gunungkidul is a region that is annually affected by water crisis during dry season. Hopefully, in the next dry season, the locals will no longer suffer from water crisis,” concluded Pradana. []