Assessment of Water Supply Challenges in Ado-Ekiti, Ekiti State, Nigeria

  • G.A. Sodamade Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, University of Lagos, Lagos, Nigeria.
  • R.M. Balogun-Adeleye
  • O. Agbeyo
  • O. Momodu
Keywords: Facilities, Hand-dug wells, Households, Water resources, Management

Abstract

This study was carried out to assess the challenges of water supply facilities in Ado-Ekiti, Ado Ekiti Local Government Area
of Ekiti State, Nigeria. Data were collected from 26,470 households through structured questionnaires, focusing on source
of water supply, connection to public water, distance from source of water and readiness to pay, from thirteen political
wards in Ado-Ekiti. Results showed that Ado-Ekiti is majorly a residential area and 91% of the households were covered
by the public water supply, 4.6% of the households that were connected does not have functional water supply system
arisen from broken water pipes due to aged facility and road construction works. 95.49% of the of the households were
dissatisfied with the irregular and unreliable water services provided by the government and have resulted to the use of
hand-dug wells as their source of water. The residents (90.3%) were willing to pay for improved water service delivery

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Published
2020-07-27
How to Cite
Sodamade, G., Balogun-Adeleye, R., Agbeyo, O., & Momodu, O. (2020). Assessment of Water Supply Challenges in Ado-Ekiti, Ekiti State, Nigeria. Journal of Engineering Research, 25(2), 203-212. Retrieved from http://jmtcs.unilag.edu.ng/index.php/jer/article/view/1003