DRINKING WATER AND ELECTRICITY
SerdangBedagai Regency has a lot of rivers, like Bahilang River in Tebing Tinggi Sub District, Padang River in Bandar Khalifah Sub District, Ular River in Perbaungan Sub District, Buaya River in Katarih Sub District, and Batu Nongol River in Sipispis Sub District. The river flow can be used not only for irrigation and energy source, but also for producing drinking water for the people’s need. The need of electricity for households and industries nowadays is increasing sharply whereas the available capacity is very limited. Therefore, it is possible to build the electrical facilities, especially the coal power plant in Teluk Mengkudu Sub District.
FISHERY AND MARINE
SerdangBedagai Regency has marine and fishery potentials, in tangkap fishery, conserved fishery, public waters, and the development of coastal area with 95 Km of coast line including five Sub District; Pantai Cermin, Perbaungan, Teluk Mengkudu, Tanjung Beringin, and Bandar Khalifah. Now, the government has built the conserved fishery facilities (fish benih center), especially the conservation of land water fish. The potential of the conserved land water fishery is quite great, consisting of kolam air tenang as wide as 6,908 hectares, 525 units of keramba, rapid water pond, and rice field’s fishery conservation as wide as 12,350 hectares, pembenihan as wide as 75 hectares, fishing and yard ponds as wide as 744 hectares. While the public waters potential consists of a 45 hectares dam, a 795 hectare river, 215 hectare marsh, and irrigation canal.
The chance of developing the farming and the breeding. The use of the available natural resources potential (human, land, technology, and existing institution) through the extension of the superior commodity (durian, barangan banana, mango, chili, goat, and cow cattle) as well as the increase of productivity through the improvement of PTT, SIPT, the qualified benih, OPT control, artificial insemination and embryo transfer. The increase of domestic cattle and farming commodity results from a change in the society’s consumption pattern who begins to pay attention to the importance of nutrition (the change of the life-style), as well as, the increase of population and their income. Both domestic and foreign market opportunities increase the agro-industry development managing the products of cattle-breeding and farming. It may support the marketing extension and the added values improvement, and give a chance to do better. River. The river flow can be used for irrigation, energy source, and transportation.