Assesing Domestic Water Demand and Supply adequacy in Medium-sized Towns of Niger State Nigeria: Challenge for Sustainable Development

ALACI Davidson Sunday A; AJIBADE Lanre Tajudeen; IBRAHIM Samuel Ibbi
Niger State water facilities scarcely perform effectively. Average of seven persons per household was used at 50 liters per head as bases for assessing the variation that exist between household water demand. Coefficient of Variance (CV) and T-test distribution were used in establishing water deficit for medium-sized towns. Value of water sources distribution is of negative relationship cal-t=11.97 is relatively higher than tab-t = 2.06. Medium-sized towns are grossly in deficit of enough domestic water supply due to distance of most households from sources of water, inability of obtaining enough container for preserving water and lack of maintainers culture. There is the need to create public awareness in respect of obtaining sufficient water for domestic utility. Households should avoid the danger of consuming substandard water by constructing water storage and treatment plants in every medium-sized town, Workable policy of maximum threshold of twenty-five households per borehole or ten households to a well.
Domestic Water, Medium-sized Towns, Water Facilities, Water Deficit, Maintenance Culture
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