Bali Discovery Tours: Homepage
Bali Hotels, Bali Villas and Bali News from
Home Bali Contact Bali Practicalities Bali News Bali Services Bali Transportation Bali Sports Bali Excursions Bali Villas Bali Hotels
Home · News · Water Not Fit for Washing
Bali Hotels, Bali Villas and Bali News from
Bali Hotels
Bali Villas
Special Deals!
MICE Handling
Bali Excursions
Culinary - Dining
Guided Tour
Bali Spas
Bali Sports
Bali Transportation
Car Rental - Selft Drive
Private Jet Charter
Bali News
Bali Services
Bali Practicalities
Bali Contact
Bali Career
Bali Update
Subscribe to our free weekly newsletter!
PATA header
PATA Gold Award 2007
Bali Update
PATA Gold Award Winner 2007
Bali Contact
Bali Discovery Tours
Komplek Pertokoan
Sanur Raya No. 27
Jl. By Pass Ngurah Rai,
Sanur, Bali, Indonesia

++62 361 286 283

++62 361 286 284

U.S.A. Fax:(toll free)

U.K. Fax:

Australian Fax:

++62 812 3819724

Bali Discovery

Bali News

Water Not Fit for Washing

The Waters of Bali’s Lake Batur Labeled a Threat to Public Health

Bali News: Bali, Danau Batur, Lake Batur, Bangli, Pollution, Bangli Environmental Agency, Ida Ayu Yudi Sutha
Click Image to Enlarge


The Bangli Environmental Agency has officially classified the water quality of Bali’s iconic Lake Batur as Class IV – a level unsuitable for human consumption.

The lowest classification possible, Class IV water can only be used for the irrigation of farmland.

As reported by NusaBali, the grim situation of water in the volcanic late is made direr by the shallowness of the lake that has lost an estimated 5 meters of depth.

The report on the water condition at Lake Batur was announced by the Head of the Bangli Head of the Environmental Agency, Ida Ayu Yudi Sutha, in an interview on Wednesday, August 9, 2017.

She explained that the Government uses four categories for water classification:

  • Class I – Water suitable for eventual consumption by human beings.
  • Class II – Water suitable for recreational water sports, the cultivation of fresh water fish, for watering livestock and the irrigation of crops.
  • Class III – Water suitable for the cultivation of fresh water fish, and agricultural irrigation.
  • Class IV – Water suitable only for crop irrigation.
Dayu Yudi said: “Based on observations made at Lake Batur on July 19, 2017, the water of Lake Batur has been given a Class IV status that is suitable only for the irrigation of agricultural lands.”

Officials blame the high level of pollution in Lake Batur on a number of factors, including pesticides used on surrounding agricultural lands; sedimentation caused by erosion of the lake’s shorelines; the accumulation of fecal waste from fish;  the and the accumulation of unconsumed fish food decomposing on the bottom of the lake.

As the result of pollution and sedimentation, the lake that once had a maximum depth of 74 meters is now measured at 69 meters – a loss of 5 meters of water depth.

The Government is now intensively seeking ways to restore biological balance to Lake Batur. Steps underway include persuading farmers living near the lake to stop using pesticides and switching to organic fertilizers. Weeds growing in the shallows of the lake are also actively being removed from the waters.

© Bali Discovery Tours. Articles may be quoted and reproduced if attributed to


Bali News by Bali Update
Subscribe to the Bali Update
Receive the latest news from Bali by email!

Our [Privacy Statement] explains how we handle the data you are providing.

Bali News by Bali Update
Explore the Archive of the Bali Update
Find related articles in our news archive!

or try to use Google Search :

Home · Bali Hotels · Bali Villas · Bali Excursions · Bali Sports · Bali News · Site Map · RSS

Bali News: More News
Monthly Bale Banjar Culture Club at the Ayodya Bali Resort
Ayodya Bali Resort Launches Monthly Program of Free Lectures on Balinese Life, History and Culture
Off and Racing and Ready to Rock
Melbourne Cup Day at Finns Recreational Club on Tuesday, November 7, 2017
Tango in Paradise
Gala Cultural Show & Milonga Dinner at Padma Hotel and Resort, Saturday, December 2, 2017
Bali Ring of Fire Volcano Tour
Join a Full-Day Safe, Memorable and Educational Bali Volcano Tour with Bali Discovery Tours
A Monumental Undertaking
Taller that New York’s Statue of Liberty, GWK Monument in South Bali to be Completed by October 2018
Bali’s Airport Awarded as 3rd Best in the World
Airport Council International Names Ngurah Rai Airport in Bali as the 3rd Best Globally Among Airports Serving 15-25 million Passengers Annually
Volcanoes as a Gift from the Almighty
Experts Say Possible Eruption of Mount Agung will Give Birth to a Viable Industry Lasting for the Next 219 Years
Linger a While in Bali
Bali Governor Invites Conferences Delegates to Linger Longer and Enjoy a Holiday in Bali
Cells for a Cell of Computer Hackers
Men Who Hacked Police Websites in Bali Facing 18-months in Prison
Bali: Beats of Paradise
East Java Filmmaker Visits World Bank and IMF in Washington D.C. to Invite the World’s Financial Executives to Bali in 2018
Prisoners of Human Compassion
Bali Prisoners Visit Evacuees from Mount Agung Volcano to Share Handicraft Skills
Formalizing Indonesia’s Online Taxi Hailing System
Government Announces Plan to Regulate Online Taxi Hailing System Effective November 1, 2017
All [News]!