Assessment of Water Supply and Management in an Urban Area of Southern Nigeria

Ansa, Iniubong Etim, Uzoma, Evan Ifeoma


This study assessed water supply and management in an urban area in Southern Nigeria with the aim of identifying the sources of water distributed in the urban area. It evaluated the determinants of water consumption in the study area. To achieve these objectives, a wide range of methods such as semi-structured interviews and structured questionnaires were employed. Through the use of the structured questionnaires, data were obtained through the random sampling of 360 households along three major zones selected for the study in Uyo Urban. The hypothesis for the study was tested using Pearson Product Moment Correlation. The results indicated that there exist a significant relationship between income and the quantity of water consumed per litre per household per day. This is rooted in the fact that improved water supply will reduce the financial resources currently expended in water and water related problems. The study recommended that efforts should be made by policy makers, water agencies and stakeholders in the water sector to ensure that water is available, accessible and affordable in Uyo Urban so as to improve both the quantity and quality of water supplied.

Keywords: water supply, management, urban area, determinants, Nigeria

DOI: 10.7176/JEES/9-5-09

Publication date:May 31st 2019

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