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International Journal of Innovation and Applied Studies
ISSN: 2028-9324     CODEN: IJIABO     OCLC Number: 828807274     ZDB-ID: 2703985-7
 
 
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An Appraisal of Water Supply and Sanitation Situation in Some Selected Areas of Kaduna Metropolis


Volume 9, Issue 1, November 2014, Pages 325–334

 An Appraisal of Water Supply and Sanitation Situation in Some Selected Areas of Kaduna Metropolis

Vivan Ezra Lekwot1, Leo Dyaji2, Micheal Kingsley Balasom3, and Ali Andesikuteb Yakubu4

1 Department of Geography and Planninng, University Of Jos, Nigeria
2 Department of Science and Environmental Education, University Of Abuja, Nigeria
3 Department of Urban and Regional Planning, Adama Modibbo University Yola, Adamawa State, Nigeria
4 Department of Geography, Kwarafa University, Wukari, Nigeria

Original language: English

Received 15 September 2014

Copyright © 2014 ISSR Journals. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract


This study examines water supply and sanitation situation in some selected areas of Kaduna metropolis. Primary data was collected from households residing in the area and. 366 copies of well structured questionnaires were administered to the households. Questions were related to the water supply and sanitation situation of households. Data collected were analyzed using descriptive methods. The study result reveals that majority of households in the study area use hand dug wells as their major source of water supply while privately owned boreholes; Kaduna State Water Board, water vendors and streams are other main sources. The risk of various sanitation related infections and diseases are high in the study area due to the poor methods of solid waste disposal. The implication of these poor solid waste disposal methods by the households in the study area is that; people who live close to waste dumps are exposed to various health risks. The paper recommends that the private sector be involved in water supply in the areas of fund mobilization for the construction, maintenance, rehabilitation and expansion of water supply and sanitation facilities in Kaduna metropolis as well as government agencies responsible for the provision of water supply and sanitation facilities should be adequately funded and equipped to carry out their services to the people in order to reach the goal 7 of the MDG 2015 target.

Author Keywords: Water Supply and Sanitation (WSS), Waste Disposal, Service Provision and distance covered, Urban water use, Water resources.


How to Cite this Article


Vivan Ezra Lekwot, Leo Dyaji, Micheal Kingsley Balasom, and Ali Andesikuteb Yakubu, “An Appraisal of Water Supply and Sanitation Situation in Some Selected Areas of Kaduna Metropolis,” International Journal of Innovation and Applied Studies, vol. 9, no. 1, pp. 325–334, November 2014.