Biopore holes or wells Biopore busy lately discussed as one form of our concern for environmental sustainability. What exactly is meant by absorption wells? How can this benefit us?
Naturally, biopori are small holes in the ground formed by the activity of soil organisms such as worms or movement of roots in the soil. The hole will be filled with air and water flow paths. So the rain water does not go directly to the sewer, but seep into the ground through the hole.
However, in urban areas, where trees increasingly displaced by buildings so the absorption wells are becoming increasingly scarce. Moreover, the number of trees does not always mean there will be a lot of water is absorbed, because the surface of the moss-covered ground makes the water can not soak into the ground.
To solve the problem, then made a hole infiltration or infiltration wells manmade now known as absorption wells. Biopori can be made in the front yard, backyard or garden of the house. Absorption wells themselves are generally made with a width of approximately 30 cm, the distance between holes is about 50 cm-100 cm.
We would not be in vain when making this biopori. The benefits that can be obtained include:
Flood disaster has itself become harmful for the citizens of Jakarta. The presence of absorption wells may be the answer to the problem. Imagine if every home, office or any building in Jakarta has biopori means the amount of water that rushed into the land of many others and can prevent flooding.
Organic waste disposal site
The amount of garbage that piled also has become a problem of its own in the city. We can also help to reduce this problem by separating our household waste into organic and non-organic. For organic waste can we waste into absorption wells that we make.
Organic waste that we throw away in absorption wells is a food for organisms in the soil. Organisms may make the waste into compost is a fertilizer for plants in the vicinity.
Improving the quality of ground water
Organisms in the soil are able to make waste into minerals which can then be dissolved in water. As a result, groundwater becomes qualified because it contains minerals.
Many of the benefits to our environment with the biopori, then make biopori can be one of our considerations so that our environment for the better.