Global Advanced Research Journal of Agricultural Science (GARJAS) ISSN: 2315-5094
January 2016 Vol. 5(1): pp. 033-041
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Assessment of Water Supply Situation in the Rural Areas of Kano State, Northern Nigeria

1Tasi’u Y.R, 2Iguisi E.O, 3Mallam I

1Department of Geography, Sa’adatu Rimi College of Education Kano

2Department of Geography Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria

3Department of Environmental management and Toxicology, Federal University Dutse.


Accepted 17 January, 2016



An assessment for the rural water supply situation of Kano state was undertaken. Sixteen rural villages were visited. Interview was used in gathering data. A total of 394 respondents were successfully interviewed. The result indicated that open well is the common source of water in the rural villages of Kano with 41.4% of the total responses. In terms of usage of the water, reservoir recorded the highest responses of 30.7%. It was also determined that 60.7% of the respondent stated that they buy water from water vendors. It was also discovered that 62.9% of the respondents are of the opinion that drinking water is inadequate in the rural villages of Kano state. Research findings attributed that 39.3% of the respondents said the water sources are controlled by individuals and most of the water users obtain their water in less than 500m trek distance according to 67.8% of the respondents. In view of that it is strongly recommended that government, nongovernmental organisations, wealthy individuals and community should provide more bore holes and hand pumps in the study area to arrest drinking of untreated water.

Keywords: Evaluate, Present, water supply, Situation, Rural areas.


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