Sustainable sanitation assessment of settlements close to a landfill: A case study of Piyungan landfill, Yogyakarta, Indonesia

Aulia Ulfah Farahdiba, Wiwien Adefitri, Andik Yulianto, Agil Harnowo Putra, Anis Zusrin Qonita, Nur Indradewi Oktavitri

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Abstract

The presence of a landfill will affect the activities around it due to the leachate that is generated from the accumulation of waste. Piyungan landfill poses a problem to the populations living nearby, which will impact on the sanitary conditions of the settlements. This study analyzed the environmental sanitation and health in the settlements around the landfill site. The study was conducted by examining the conditions of sanitation, health, clean water, wastewater, and houses nearest to the landfill in a 500 m range in five villages. Likert scale was used to measure the sustainability level of sanitation in the population around the landfill in the category of clean water, wastewater, and public health. In some villages, diseases such as itching and Upper Respiratory Tract Infection (URI) arise. This is affected by the condition of the existing drinking water and wastewater facilities. Therefore, an integrated environmental management of the Piyungan Landfill, Yogyakarta and the provision of adequate sanitation for the surrounding population are necessary.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)88-92
Number of pages5
JournalPollution Research
Volume40
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2021

Keywords

  • Landfill
  • Public health
  • Sustainable sanitation

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