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Insights into small scale commercial water services in Nigerian urban area

Shuaibu, Abdul-Wahab and Majid, Mohammad Rafee and Aliyu, Hussaini Bapetel (2015) Insights into small scale commercial water services in Nigerian urban area. Jurnal Tekonologi, 77 (14). pp. 77-84. ISSN 2180-3722


Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.11113/jt.v77.6449


This paper reviewed the operation of the Small Scale Commercial Water Providers (SSCWP) in Yola, the capital of Adamawa state, North Central Nigeria. It provide an insight into their contributions, pattern of expenditure on commercial water supply, their operational constraints and possible solutions; and implications of all these issues for sustainable urban development. The methodology employed a household survey and a survey covering the operations of the SSCWP as well as government officials. Results obtained show that 65% of households in Yola presently rely on SSCWP as a coping strategy. The study recommends regulatory oversight to be created through legislation geared towards a water policy that will improve access to portable water base on an all-inclusive approach. This will lead to improvement in public health.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:coping alternative, water affordability index
Subjects:T Technology > TH Building construction
Divisions:Built Environment
ID Code:55968
Deposited By: Fazli Masari
Deposited On:15 Nov 2016 08:09
Last Modified:16 Feb 2017 00:50

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