Tati Ruhmawati
Agus Somad Saputra
Asep Fitri Hilman
Christine Pusch


Background: Rivers are very important ecosystems for humans, various human activities from industrial activities, households, and agriculture will produce waste water which contributes to the decline in river water quality. Determination of river ecological status is needed in the context of efforts to prevent and control river pollution, so that river water quality is maintained in accordance with its designation. The aim of the study was to determine the ecological status of the Cikapundung River and the factors that influenced it.

Method: The type of research is descriptive research with a survey approach. The population is all Cikapundung River water that crosses the residential neighborhood of Tamansari Village by taking sampling technique. Data collection techniques by measuring parameters are indicators of the assessment of the ecological status of the river. The collected data is processed and analyzed univariately.

Result: The results obtained an average water temperature of 23,330C, the river water was turbid and smelly, conductivity 333.5 μmhos/cm, suspended solids 91.9 mg/l, DO 3.17 mg/l, pH 7.55 and macrozoobenthos diversity 0.746.

Conclusion: The assessment score shows that the Cikapundung River is in moderately polluted conditions.


1. Nugroho, S.P. Analysis of Cascade Lake Water Quality as an Infiltration Reservoir Charge at UI Depok Campus. Indonesian Journal of Science and Technology 2008, 10 (2): 99-105.
2. Siahaan, R., A. Indawan, D. Soedharma, and L.B. Prasetyo. Cisadane River Water Quality, West Java Banten. Scientific Journal of Science 2011, 11(2): 268-273.
3. Sofia, Y., Tontowi, and S. Rahayu. 2010. Research on River Water Treatment Polluted by Organic Materials. Journal of Water Resources 2010, 6(10): 145-160.
4. Simon, S.B. and R. Hidayat. Water Source Pollution Control with Ecotechnology (Artificial Wetland). Journal of Water Resources 2008, 4(2): 111-124.
5. Suriawiria, Unus. Water in Life and a Healthy Environment. Alumni. Bandung; 2003.
6. Priyambada, I. B., W. Oktiawan, and R.P.E Suprapto. Analysis of the Effect of Differences in Land Use Functions on the Pollution Load of River BOD (Case Study of the Serayu River, Central Java). Journal of Precipitation, 2008, 5(2): 55-62.
7. Winata, I.N.A., A. Siswoyo and T. Mulyono. Comparison of Total P and N Content in River Water in Plantations and Rice Fields. Journal of Basic Sciences 2000, 6(2):34-42.
8. Sulistyawati, Endah, et al. Ecology Project Practicum Module. Ecology and Biosystematics Scientific Group School of Life Sciences and Technology. ITB. Bandung; 2007.
9. Sugianti, Y. and Astuti, L.P. Dissolved Oxygen Response to Pollution and Its Effect on the Presence of Fish Resources in the Citarum River. Journal of Environmental Technology 2018, 19(2):203-211.
10. Mahyudin, Soemarno, Prayogo, T.B. Analysis of Water Quality and Pollution Control Strategies for Metro River Water in Kepanjen City, Malang Regency. J-PAL 2015, 6(2): 105-114.
11. Arbie, R.R., Nugraha, D.W., and Sudarno. Study of Self Purification Ability in the Progo River in terms of Organic Parameters of DO and BOD in Tuksono Village, Sentolo District, Kulon Progo Regency, DI Yogyakarta Province. Journal of Environmental Engineering 2015,4 (3): 1-15.
12. Riniatsih, Ita and Edi, W.K.2009. Basic Substrate and Oceanographic Parameters as Determinants of the on Sluke Beach, Rembang Regency. Journal of Marine Science 2009, 14(2): 50-59