ASSESSMENT OF PIPE-BORNE WATER FACILITIES PROVISIONS IN THE CORE OF AKURE SOUTH IN ONDO STATE, NIGERIA
Keywords:assessment, pipe-borne, water, provision, facilities, core
Water is a vital resource necessary for the existence of life. The overall aim of this study is to assess pipe-borne water facilities provision in Odo-Ikoyi and Isolo quarters of Akure core, Nigeria. In the course of this survey, 140 questionnaires were administered on households and retrieved. Sampling technique adopted for this study was systematic random sampling where house-heads were interviewed at the interval of 20 estimated households per building. Findings from this study revealed that pipe-borne water facilities in the study area were grossly inadequate and the few facilities on ground were in pitiable condition. It was also discovered that people’s indifference attitude to installed piped-water facilities was the major catalyst influencing deterioration of these utilities in this locale. This inevitably constrained majority of residents who were mainly low income earners in these environs to adopt unsafe sources of water such as hand-dug well. In conclusion, the study recommends aggressive public enlightenment programme for residents in this area on the need to make judicious use of pipe-borne water facilities in their domain, provision of more funds for water infrastructure projects and prompt repairs or replacement of faulty or ageing piped-water facilities in Odo-Ikoyi and Isolo quarters of Akure core, Nigeria.
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