EFFECT OF EDUCATIONAL FACTORS ON THE USE OF CLEAN WATER IN RURAL COMMUNITIES IN THE DRY TROPICAL AREAS, EAST NUSA TENGGARA – INDONESIAJakobis Johanis Messakh and Herles C. Zakarias
The use of clean water in rural communities is influenced by many factors, including education which is the focus of this research. The research area is located in East Nusa Tenggara Province which is a dry tropical climate in Indonesia. This area has limited rainfall, which has an impact on the sustainability of clean water availability. This research was conducted in two villages with different characteristics are: village without local water company (PDAM) pipelines (Location 1), and village with PDAMs pipelines (Location 2). The results of this study indicate that educational factors play an important role in the amount of clean water use. The higher the education, the greater the amount of clean water usage. Test trends with the linear trendline get the value of R = 0.9704. The average usage of clean water is 52 Lpcd (SD = 30.9). The research found facts about the correlation between the level of education and the willingness to pay for clean water services. In Location 1 there was a very strong correlation (R = 0.8516), while in Location 2 there was a very weak correlation (R = 0.0667).
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