Assessment of Water Service Delivery for Domestic Purposes in Agenebode Metorpolis of Edo State, Nigeria

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Author(s) Onuoha, S.N | O.M.Unuigbe | O. Ikhazuagbe
Pages 1-6
Volume 6
Issue 1
Date January, 2016
Keywords Water supply, Population, Quarters, Consumption, Standard

Abstract

High cost and epileptic supply of water resources constitute a very serious problem to ten quarters that make up Agenebode metropolis in Nigeria. Therefore, this study tries to determine the present situation of water supply including the sources and limitations towards the provision of adequate water supply with a view to proffer solution for better water supply in the area. To achieve these, a total of 150 questionnaires were administered randomly to the respondents and oral interview coupled with detailed field observation and investigation of the area. Results obtained from the analyzed data show that the total volume of water supply for the period of study is 21639.9m3 with average volume of 541m3 per month. The highest total volumes and percentage value of water supply were recorded at Osomhegbe quarter with the value of 2737m3 and 12.8% whereas Portu recorded the least value of 1557m3 and 7.2%. Furthermore, the overall analysis indicated that water consumption per person per day is 0.011m3. In comparison with the minimum standard volumes of 0.020m3 and total of 0.035 m3 for water requirements for domestic purposes, the volumes of water supply in the area are below the requirements for domestic consumptions. Based on the findings, it is recommended that Government in partnership with donor agencies should develop water supply projects from a nearby river Niger if the volumes are sustainable to meet the present water need of the people. It is also recommended that uncoordinated and uncontrolled sinking of boreholes be assessed in the area for necessary corrections.

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