Domestic Wastewater Case Study

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C. Community Behavior in Disposing of Domestic Wastewater
Attitude is an individual consciousness of society that determines real actions in everyday life. The habits related to domestic wastewater management are evident from how respondents manage and dispose of their wastewater into the environment. The investigation result shows that in Kampung Makassar Timur, most respondents (78%) agreed to dispose of their domestic wastewater into the sea, while 22% disagreed. In contrast, in the Sangadji Utara village, most respondents (85%) did not agree to dispose of their domestic wastewater into the sea and only 15% agreed with this attitude.
The reason of respondents on both of study sites to dispose of their wastewater into the sea are;(1) There is no of drainage channel used to dispose of household wastewater except to sea; (2) fast and easy, (3) has become a community habit, and (4) there is no available land for managing household wastewater. While the respondents who do not agree to give reasons; (1) can pollute the environment, (2) can cause disease and odor, and (3) waste
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The fact indicates that the number of respondents who agree to dispose of domestic wastewater into the sea are generally educated at the end of junior high and high school. Although others also feel compelled to dispose of their domestic waste into the sea due to circumstances that require them to do it.
Overall, from this analysis indicates that the level of education gives a good influence on the attitude of the respondents but still less influence on the actions of respondents in disposing of domestic waste water into the environment. The facts in the field stated that the respondent's actions in disposing of domestic wastewater have influenced by knowledge and attitude and also the availability of the drainage system in his
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