LDSC began a water project in four villages of Lamongan, near Surabaya, in 2014. It consisted of drilling several wells, gathering water from a pond and distributing water to almost 4,000 people. At each project, the idea is set up a local water committee whose job it is to monitor the equipment, collect a fee for water usage, use the excess funds to repair the system, etc.
The project overall is good, but as with many, there is the good and the ‘could-be-better’,
This project needs to be officially closed and we’ll move on to the next one. Few projects are perfect and people are people no matter where they live and we just try and do our best. Where the project is working well, as we walked the neighborhood and asked the people if ‘the water was working well’, they would just smile, give us the thumbs up and say ‘bagus’ (good).