Knowledge and Attitude of People in Simunjan, Sarawak Regarding Rainwater Harvesting System (RWH) as Water Resource Alternative
Pengetahuan dan Sikap Penduduk Simunjan, Sarawak Terhadap Sistem Penuaian Air Hujan (SPAH) Sebagai Bekalan Air Alternatif
Keywords:Knowledge, rainwater harvesting system, water resource alternative, attitude
This article aims to examine the knowledge and attitude of the people of Simunjan, Sarawak towards the Rainwater Harvesting System (SPAH) as an alternative air preparation in the area. For the purposes achieved, quantitative quantities with the designs that have been used in this study. Study data were obtained using questionnaire instruments and supported using the library method. A total of 341 respondents among the residents of Simunjan, Sarawak consisting of residents of Kampung Nanas, Kampung Kelka and Kampung Sageng were selected as the study sample. Data were analyzed using descriptive analysis (frequency, percentage, mean and standard deviation) and Pearson correlation analysis. The findings showed that the level of knowledge (M = 3.73, SP = 0.31) and attitude (M = 3.76, SP = 0.40) were at a high level. Meanwhile, Pearson correlation analysis showed a significant strong relationship between knowledge and population attitudes towards the use of SPAH r = 0.748, p <0.01. In conclusion, this study shows the population of Simunjan have good knowledge and good attitude towards the use of SPAH as an alternative preparation. This indicates the use of SPAH has the potential to be practiced as an alternative air preparation among the population in the study area. The implications of this study can be used for Local Authorities (Simunjan District Council) in designing the use of SPAH as an environmentally friendly alternative air preparation in the daily lives of Simunjan residents.
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