UDOM, EKERETTE S.
No. 25 School of Nursing Road,
Ikot Ekpene, Nigeria


Abstract
This study examined accessibility to potable water supplied by water management agencies with particular reference to the three hydrological zones in the state. The study decomposed water management institutions into different units for easy data collection. A random sampling technique was applied to select community from each hydrogeological zone. Analysis of variation on distance to public water sources between communities in the three zones was applied Result shows that access to basic water services across the zones was inadequate. Zone ‘A’ has very low  access to potable water while ‘B’ has more favourable access to potable water in time and distance. The study concluded that water accessibility problem has been a  major issue in Akwa Ibom state, which manifest in distance and time. It is therefore, recommended among other things that open water services should be introduced and independent water service should be encouraged.

 

International Journal of Environmental Issues Vol.12 No. 1&2
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