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Dry Season: Jakarta Government Prepares Water Mist Cannons

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Jakarta, Indonesia – As the dry season descends upon Jakarta, the city government is taking steps to mitigate the effects of lower rainfall and potentially hotter temperatures. One key measure being prepared is the deployment of water mist cannons.

Yes (to overcome) air pollution, in tall buildings like last year it was activated with ‘water mist’, later in the summer we will activate it again,” said Governor of DKI Jakarta Heru Budi Hartono in the National Monument (Monas) area, as reported by Antara in Central Jakarta, Friday.

Heru said, to maintain and reduce air pollution in Jakarta during the dry season, the water mist generator will be operated again from 09.00 to 10.00 WIB and 15.00 to 16.00 WIB.

These cannons, which spray a fine mist of water into the air, serve several purposes:

  • Cooling Effect: By evaporating, the water mist helps to lower the ambient air temperature, providing temporary relief from the heat, especially in crowded areas.
  • Dust Suppression: Dry weather can exacerbate dust problems in Jakarta. The water mist can help to trap dust particles, reducing their concentration in the air and improving air quality.
  • Fire Prevention: During dry seasons, the risk of fires increases. Water mist cannons can be strategically placed in high-risk areas to help suppress flames and prevent wildfires.

The exact number and locations of the water mist cannons are still being finalized by the Jakarta administration. However, it is expected that they will be deployed in areas with high foot traffic, such as public squares, markets, and around government buildings.

While water mist cannons offer some benefits, experts caution that they are not a silver bullet solution. Residents are still encouraged to conserve water at home and remain vigilant about fire safety during the dry season. 

The Jakarta government is also urging citizens to:

  • Report any leaks or wastage of water to the authorities.
  • Practice rainwater harvesting if possible.
  • Be mindful of water usage during daily activities.

By working together, the government and Jakarta residents can navigate the dry season with minimal disruption.

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