PENGGUNAAN KOAGULAN (TAWAS) DALAM PROSES PENJERNIHAN AIR DI LINGKUNGAN PADANGLOLO KELURAHAN KASSA KECAMATAN BATULAPPA KABUPATEN PINRANG

  • Ilham Syam Sekolah Tinggi Ilmu Kesehatan Makassar
  • Nurhidayanti Sekolah Tinggi Ilmu Kesehatan Makassar

Abstract

Water is the main element of life. In terms of quantity, water must meet all the needs and
activities of daily living in accordance with the level of community life, because water is a
source for life. And in terms of quality, water must meet the requirements of clean water
quality according to Peraturan Menteri Kesehatan Republik Indonesia No. 416 /
MENKES / IX / 1990 on terms of water quality in terms of physical, microbiological,
chemical, and radioactive water. There are various simple ways that we can use to get
clean water, one of the processes undertaken to reduce the turbidity of the water is by
coagulation process, The process of coagulation is the process of collecting particles that
can’t precipitated deposited turbidity by gravity, into particles larger so it can be
precipitated by coagulant chemicals (alum). Alum serves to separate and precipitate
impurities in water. The purpose of this activity is to give understanding to the residents
in Padanglolo Environment about the importance of utilization of clean water that fulfill
the requirements in accordance with the Peraturan Menteri Kesehatan Republik
Indonesia No. 416 / MENKES / IX / 1990. From the data obtained that people in the
environment Padanglolo for utilization of clean water facilities still have not reached the
target, where the percentage that does not use clean water that is as much as 92% (323
people). After counseling and demonstration of coagulant (alum), the community has
begun to understand and understand about the impacts caused by consuming water that
does not meet health requirements.

Published
2018-08-31