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ANTICIPATE FLOODING, INTRODUCE ECODRAIN WELLS

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UMB Secretary of Civil Engineering - Suprapti, ST, M.T and PT Pandu Equator Prima Engineer and UMB Civil Engineering Lecturer - Eka Nur Fitriani, ST, M.T. Photo together with fellow journalists from Bekasi

The Public Relations Bureau and the Secretariat of Universitas Mercu Buana held a Friday Lunch Dialogue with the theme "Anticipating Floods, UMB Introduces Ecodrain-Based Infiltration Wells." The activity which was held on Friday, 14 February 2020 was located in Bekasi City.

Resource persons experienced in their fields are the Civil Engineering Department of UMB - Suprapti, ST, M.T and PT Pandu Equator Prima Engineer and UMB Civil Engineering Lecturer - Eka Nur Fitriani, ST, M.T. This relaxed dialogue discusses the socialization and the question and answer about ecodrain-based infiltration wells that use geosynthetic and modular and modular tank assembly.

Suprapti and Eka are socializing ecodrain-based infiltration wells

Ecodrain is an environmentally sound urban drainage system and infiltration wells are a part of this system. At present, modern and environmentally friendly infiltration wells have been developed using modular tanks coated with non woven geotextile as filters. Modular tanks are blocks made of polypropylene (recycle plastic material) that are assembled so that they are cube shaped with dimensions of 60 cm x 40 cm x 45 cm.

According to Eka, infiltration wells using modular tanks can accommodate 95% of the total volume, meaning that this system can apply drainage with zero run off surface where rainwater runoff is directly absorbed into the ground as much as 95%.

Suprapti explained, the Community Service Program, Lecturers and Students of Civil Engineering Study Program supported by PT Pandu Equator Prima will conduct socialization and manufacture of ecodrain-based infiltration wells in the immediate environment of the UMB campus to anticipate frequent flooding.

"This program is expected to provide information to the public to anticipate flooding by introducing modern infiltration wells made from modular tanks," Suprapti said. (author: Priyo Wahyudi / editor: Riko Noviantoro / University Secretariat and Public Relations Bureau / www.mercubuana.ac.id / [email protected] / https://pendidikan.mercubuana.ac.id/)



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