Water and Sanitation in Urban Slum: A Case from Bandung Municipality, West Java, Indonesia
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InSIBE2013 : Proceedings of The Second International Conference on Sustainable Infrastructure and Built Environment - Bandung 19-20 November 2013
The Second International Conference on Sustainable Infrastructure and Built Environment
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Department for Sustainable Management of Resources
Philosophy and Science Studies
SIBE2013 : Proceedings of The Second International Conference on Sustainable Infrastructure and Built Environment - Bandung 19-20 November 2013
SubjectDepartment of Sustainable Management of Resources; Institute for Management Research; Philosophy and Science Studies; Shaping and Changing of Places and Spaces
Providing equal access among urban quintiles is the main challenge in urban water and sanitation sector. This paper tries to depict the choice and behavior regarding drinking water and sanitation of 127 slum households in Bandung Municipality. Issues explored using close-ended questionnaires are socio-economic condition of households; existing condition and use of water and sanitation facilities and strategies in obtaining desired service level of water and sanitation. The results were analyzed using descriptive statistical method with distribution of percentage. It is suggested that households commonly use both improved and unimproved water sources, and low coverage of piped water results in reliance on decentralized drinking water sources in urban slum setting. Moreover, inadequate sanitation poses households to enteric contamination of water sources and health risks, but may be counterbalanced with high dependency on bottled water. The study also proposes the importance in securing technical norms and regulation for decentralized water and sanitation options and promoting household water treatment and safe storage practices.
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