An employee walking along a thermal pipe at the Kamojang geothermal
power plant near Garut, West Java, on March 18. State utility provider
 Perusahaan Listrik Negara is targeting an additional 135 megawatts of
electricity from three new geothermal plants. (Reuters Photo/Beawiharta)

"Update on Current Events" – Jul 23, 2011 (Kryon channelled by Lee Carroll) - (Subjects: God, Gaia, Shift of Human Consciousness, 2012, Benevolent Design, Financial Institutes (Recession, System to Change ...), Water Cycle (Heat up, Mini Ice Ace, Oceans, Fish, Earthquakes ..), Nuclear Power Revealed, Geothermal Power, Hydro Power, Drinking Water from Seawater, No need for Oil as Much, Middle East in Peace, Persia/Iran Uprising, Muhammad, Israel, DNA, Two Dictators to fall soon, Africa, China, (Old) Souls, Species to go, Whales to Humans, Global Unity,.. etc.)
"A Summary" – Apr 2, 2011 (Kryon channeled by Lee Carroll) (Subjects: Religion, Shift of Human Consciousness, 2012, Intelligent/Benevolent Design, EU, South America, 5 Currencies, Water Cycle (Heat up, Mini Ice Ace, Oceans, Fish, Earthquakes ..), Middle East, Internet, Israel, Dictators, Palestine, US, Japan (Quake/Tsunami Disasters , People, Society ...), Nuclear Power Revealed, Hydro Power, Geothermal Power, Moon, Financial Institutes (Recession, Realign integrity values ..) , China, North Korea, Global Unity,..... etc.) - (Text version)

“.. Nuclear Power Revealed

So let me tell you what else they did. They just showed you what's wrong with nuclear power. "Safe to the maximum," they said. "Our devices are strong and cannot fail." But they did. They are no match for Gaia.

It seems that for more than 20 years, every single time we sit in the chair and speak of electric power, we tell you that hundreds of thousands of tons of push/pull energy on a regular schedule is available to you. It is moon-driven, forever. It can make all of the electricity for all of the cities on your planet, no matter how much you use. There's no environmental impact at all. Use the power of the tides, the oceans, the waves in clever ways. Use them in a bigger way than any designer has ever put together yet, to power your cities. The largest cities on your planet are on the coasts, and that's where the power source is. Hydro is the answer. It's not dangerous. You've ignored it because it seems harder to engineer and it's not in a controlled environment. Yet, you've chosen to build one of the most complex and dangerous steam engines on Earth - nuclear power.

We also have indicated that all you have to do is dig down deep enough and the planet will give you heat. It's right below the surface, not too far away all the time. You'll have a Gaia steam engine that way, too. There's no danger at all and you don't have to dig that far. All you have to do is heat fluid, and there are some fluids that boil far faster than water. So we say it again and again. Maybe this will show you what's wrong with what you've been doing, and this will turn the attitudes of your science to create something so beautiful and so powerful for your grandchildren. Why do you think you were given the moon? Now you know.

This benevolent Universe gave you an astral body that allows the waters in your ocean to push and pull and push on the most regular schedule of anything you know of. Yet there you sit enjoying just looking at it instead of using it. It could be enormous, free energy forever, ready to be converted when you design the methods of capturing it. It's time. …”

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Clean water pipe network extended to poorer areas

Erwida Maulia, The Jakarta Post, Jakarta | Tue, 12/16/2008 11:11 AM  

Microcredit financing schemes and community-based pipe networks have been introduced into low-income areas nationally to increase people's accessibility to clean drinking water. 

Director for drinking water development at the Public Works Ministry, Sitti Bellafolijani, said Monday that currently most low-income families living in urban-slum areas had to pay up to 10 times the average price compared to those living in wealthier areas for their monthly tap water. 

"While most wealthier areas are connected to piped water, poorer regions have to use either low-quality water from contaminated shallow wells or rivers or buy it from water vendors at higher prices," she said at the launch of USAID's Environmental Services Program (ESP) guidelines on access to drinking water. 

Director for settlement and housing at the National Development Planning Agency, Budi Hidayat, said the inaccessibility of piped water in poorer areas was due to the costs of installing new pipes, among other reasons. 

ESP's Gusril Bahar said microcredit financing schemes were allowing low-income families to pay for the new water connections in installments. Under this scheme, local partner banks provide soft loans to help families cover the costs and pay local tap water companies (PDAMs). 

The banks include state lender Bank BRI and region-owned Bank Jatim and Bank Sumut. 

ESP said it had facilitated the establishment of microcredit programs for new piped water connections in 11 PDAMs across Java and North Sumatra throughout the year. 

Financial constraints are not the only obstacle preventing piped water from reaching low-income families. Problems related to illegal land status, fear of water theft, leakages and inefficient water billing have also contributed to some PADM's refusing to expand coverage. 

ESP has introduced its "Communal Master Meter" program in response to this issue, which involves a PDAM installing a meter for a certain number of households in a community. This program requires the establishment of a community-based organization responsible for the operation and maintenance of the simple pipe network and master meter, including the flexible billing of customers and monthly payments to PDAMs. 

According to the Public Works Ministry, piped water coverage reaches only 45 percent of households in urban areas and barely 10 percent of rural areas. The average percentage of piped water service at a national level stands at 24 percent. 

A 2006 National Economic Survey data revealed that most Indonesians obtain their drinking water from non-piped-water sources, including wells, underground streams (using pumps), springs and rivers. 

Expanding the tap water networks will be crucial for Indonesia should it wish to meet its Millennium Development Goals. One of these targets it to halve the number of people without access to safe drinking water by 2015. Through piped water systems, said Gusril, people will be able to obtain the best quality safe drinking water. 

Under a 2004 law on water resources, the private sector is allowed to invest in the piped water industry.

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