In Muara Angke, the access to piped water is very limited.
Due to low earnings, locals are forced to bathe and wash cloths using the murky, rubbish filled water from surrounding fish ponds.
Siti, a resident in Muara Angke, earns roughly 25000 RUP per day (AU $2.50) from her clam cracking business.
It costs Siti 10000 RUP (AU $1.00) each day to buy clean water for drinking and cooking. Costing nearly half of her daily wage, she earns barely enough to cover her living expenses.
She admitted bathing in clean water wasn't one of her priorities.
Siti also explained that itchy skin was common among the community and that she uses talcum powder on her children.
"We cover the children in powder. It stops itching" she said.
" I'm not disgusted by it, no."