Performance Evaluation of Adama City Water Supply System, Oromia, Ethiopia

Sisay Demeku


This study was to evaluate the performance of Adama city water supply system and to recommend the improvement measures for the water supply system. Performance evaluation of the water supply system, user perception, Percapita water consumption, and water loss was analyzed. Among the International Water association  Indicators(IWA) of water supply service, water resource indicator shows better performance, from quality of service indicators, average water tariff performance was better but need improvement, water resource indicators result shows better performance, from personnel indicators employees per connection, and operation and maintenance personnel shows poor performance, and from physical indicators treated water storage shows better performance, metered customer good, and microbiological and chemical test carried out shows poor performance. Households included in the analysis which connected to the water distribution network were 72%. Out of the total households included in the study, of the total respondents, 67% have individual connection 20.33% use community tap and 12.67% buy water from vendors. From the total households in the town, about 35% were collect rainwater. The average per capita consumption of Adama city was 38.25l/c/d and the water loss was 34.67% of the system input volume.

Keywords: Adama City, Performance evaluation, Performance indicator, User perception, Water loss.

DOI: 10.7176/CER/11-9-04

Publication date:October 31st 2019

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