TPJ, Palyja Seek 25 Percent Increase in Water Rates The Jakarta Post, page 8, 2005-12-13
Tap water customers will need to be ready to dig deeper into their pockets as two utilities. PT Thames PAM Jaya (TPJ) and PT PAM Lionaisse Jaya (Palyja) are seeking to increase water charge by between 23 percent and 25 percent beginning January. The proposals are currently being discussed by the board members of the Water Supply Regulatory Board. Last July, Sutiyoso raised tap water charges by between six percent and 63 percent. In January, the governor also raised the charges by between 4 percent and 16 percent. Currently, the lowest tariff is Rp.900 (9 U.S. cents) per cubic meter for poor households, while the highest tariff is Rp.12,150 per cubic meter for well-off households and the business sector. The automatic hike arrangement was part of a plan to pay off the debts of city-owned water utility PAM Jaya. PAM Jaya owes around Rp.1.6 trillion to the Ministry of Finance. Palyja currently only has 343,020 customers, or 48.12 percent of the total need in its territory, while TPJ serves around 364,548 customers, or 66.47 percent of the total need in its territory.
TPJ Investigates Stagnant Water Flow in Tanjung Priok Koran Tempo, page C11, 2005-08-04
PT Thames Pam Jaya (TPJ) received a report concerning stagnant water flow in RW 14 and 15 at Tanjung Priok, North Jakarta. People that dwell in that area complain that the water flow is not as strong as it used to be. The water only runs during the night and twice during the day in July. Due to the fact that water from TPJ only runs during the night, some schools had to buy hydrant water for Rp. 3,000 per jerry can. Although the water flow is stagnant, TPJ subscribers still pays full monthly subscription fee. It is speculated that the stagnant water flow is caused by clogged water pipes.
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