Indonesia’s First Water Bodies Garbage Filter System Built in Jakarta


DKI Jakarta still has an unresolved problem, namely flooding. As a step to overcome the waste and flooding problem, the DKI Jakarta Provincial Government (Pemprov) through the Environmental Service (DLH) has built a water body garbage filter system with the engineering of the Ciliwung River on the Jakarta border.

DKI Jakarta Governor Anies Baswedan said that the solution was the first breakthrough in Indonesia.

“This is the first project and even the first time in Indonesia that there is a filter like this. Now, we’ll see how effective it is,” said Anies when reviewing the construction of the water body waste filter system in the TB Simatupang segment, South Jakarta, Monday (26/9/2022).

He explained that in theory, the system would be effective in dealing with waste and flooding. He revealed the possibility of the system being developed in other regions, even throughout Indonesia.

Anies shared his experience when he first worked as Governor of DKI Jakarta. Around 2018, he focused on increasing the volume of water at the Manggarai Sluice Gate and landfills.

This also raises the question of the origin of the arrival of the garbage, as well as the idea of ​​how to filter waste at the Jakarta border.

“Then it was discussed, discussed, and it was decided to build a waste filter on the spot before entering dense settlements, denser areas. The budget has been prepared for 2020 worth 195 billion rupiahs. ,” said Anies.

Anies also hopes that before the end of 2022 the construction of the project will be completed, so that when the rainy season comes, the water entering Jakarta in the Ciliwung River area is no longer waste-conducting, but the water that has been filtered.

“This is our hope, thank you to all who have worked to prepare this. A plan that we have been working on from 2018 to 2019 can finally be implemented. And hopefully, it can be good for the people of Jakarta,” he said.

To note, the development of the system has gone through a study. The planning concept has been discussed with the Bandung Institute of Technology (ITB) and agreed upon with the Center for the Ciliwung-Cisadane River Basin (BBWSCC).

The background behind the construction of the project is the emphasis on the volume of waste which is concentrated in only one handling point: Manggarai Sluice Gate, Ciliwung River, and Kampung Melayu Bridge.
The DKI Provincial Government needs handling at other points to minimize the effects of dams that contribute to flood disasters, especially during the rainy season and there is garbage shipped from upstream of the Ciliwung River.

In addition, the limited space at the Manggarai Sluice makes it difficult to add heavy equipment to accelerate the handling of waste at the Ciliwung River, so it is necessary to transfer the waste handling function at the Manggarai Sluice to the DKI Jakarta border to ease the workload of handling waste at the Manggarai Sluice.