Jakarta, Indonesia — (METERING.COM) — August 31, 2009 – The United States Trade and Development Authority (USTDA) has awarded a grant to demonstrate technology solutions to minimize water losses at a regional water company in Indonesia as the country seeks to expand potable water supply to underserved communities.
The grant, with a value of $266,824, was awarded to Persatuan Perusahaan Air Minum Seluruh Indonesia (PERPAMSI), an association of Indonesian drinking water companies, and will be used to investigate areas including leaks, metering, lack of billing and collection, and illegal connections.
Nobel Systems, Inc., the contractor chosen by PERPAMSI, will contribute additional resources toward the completion of the study.
“Indonesia has made clean efficient water supply a priority,” said USTDA acting director Leocadia Zak. “This grant will help Indonesia reach its goal of increasing clean water delivery coverage and service quality to an additional 78 million people by 2015.”
The grant forms part of the United States-Indonesia Comprehensive Partnership under which the United States is committed to work with Indonesia to help provide clean water and clean energy.