Pattern of Domestic Water Use in Bauchi Metropolis

Victor Istifanus


Where there is water there is life. Life exist around numerous uses of water which makes it important for survival and luxury. Pattern of domestic water use refers to the use of water for various domestic activities. However, accurate data on pattern of domestic water use are scarce in Nigerian urban centers. This study collected data from randomly selected households in the low , medium and high density residential areas of Bauchi metropolis .The data was analyzed using Microsoft excel and presented in tables The study found out that the pattern of water use at household and per capita level were similar. The pattern were bathing which consume (45%) of total domestic water use at household level, flushing toilet (15%), cooking (5%), drinking (7%), Muslim prayer (10%), Christin prayer (1%),washing cloth (7%), washing dishes (4%), brushing teeth (1%) and so on. However, there is slight variation in the pattern of water use within the density areas where there is no water use for Christian prayer in the low and high density residential areas but only in the medium density area.

Keywords: pattern, domestic, water use, density areas.

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