Assessment of potable water accessibility in Ikole-Ekiti, Nigeria

  • A. O. Oloye
  • O. A. Ilesanmi
  • B. A. Alabadan
  • O. E. Omofunmi
  • K. O. Oni
  • M. T. Ebong
Keywords: Accessibility, Domestic Use, Human Activities, Survey, Water


Water occurred naturally and it is used widely for drinking, cooking, washing, agricultural activities, population expansion, urbanization, generation of power, and industrialization. Availability and accessibility are used to estimate the percentage of the population using safe water sources. However, potable water is inaccessible and unavailable for use in most of the communities in Nigeria. Therefore, this study access safe potable water sources available for use in three towns in Ikole LGA of Ekiti State, Nigeria. A random sampling approach was adopted by selecting households and respondents for participation in the study. Questionnaires were administered to 40 respondents in each of the three communities chosen giving a total of 120 respondents for this study. Data collected were analyzed using descriptive statistics. The results showed that available water sources were streams, rivers, rain, wells, boreholes, and lakes. 41.67 % of the respondents have access to safe water sources and also use water filters. There is the urgent need for Nigeria to invest more in accessing safe water sources for its citizens to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals.


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