Water and Sanitation Issues in Indonesia​

With its large population, access to safe water in Indonesia is a challenge for many people. The situation is schools is especially concerning. According to UN and UNICEF data, 27% of schools in Indonesia lack a basic water supply and 53% lack basic sanitation.


of schools lack a basic water supply
*The WHO/UNICEF Joint Monitoring Programme (JMP)​


of schools lack basic sanitation
*The WHO/UNICEF Joint Monitoring Programme (JMP)​

Planet Water
Foundation In Indonesia

Planet Water Foundation has been active in Indonesia since 2009, and deployed over 150 clean water projects during this time, providing access to clean, safe water to over 300,000 people.

Our work includes the deployment of over 140 AquaTower water filtration systems which have been deployed in elementary schools in conjunction with our water health and hygiene education program. Together, our solutions are helping to bring clean, safe water access to students, teachers and members of the communities surrounding our project sites.

Currently, our focus is on clean water projects in West Java and West Nusa Tenggara.

Planet Water Foundation has also actively been involved in disaster response efforts in Indonesia, providing access to safe water to thousands of people impacted by the Lombok earthquake in 2018 and the Cianjur earthquake in 2022.

Since the earthquake hit our village in November, it has been more difficult to get clean water. Rock debris covered our wells, so we had no option but to buy water and carry gallons from the main road to our school through narrow alleys. With the AquaTower, we no longer need to worry about where to access potable water for our children.
Ridwan Anwar - School Principal
The water in our school well is very dirty and yellowish. Skin and stomach problems are common among our students. I'd like to extend my appreciation for the AquaTower because the children can now frequently wash their hands with soap and drink safe water.
Dra. Oom Maemunah - School Principal

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