07 September 2009

Senjoyo spring (Salatiga's water source)

Credit: SalatigaKita

"The Senjoyo water source actually lies just beyond Salatiga’s border, but it is of prime importance for the town. It is the main source for the municipal water supply.

Since colonial times there also has been a swimming pool at the site of the source. As admission is free, every day the pool is crowded with local youth bathing and washing their hair. In the adjacent basins women do their washing and we saw even a bunch of people washing carpets.

Salatiga enjoys excellent tap water. Indeed it is customary to boil drinking water or drink bottled water. But Theo never experienced any adverse effect from drinking straight form the tap."

No comments: