Analysis of Domestic Water Supply in Urban Area of Akinyele Local Government of Oyo State, Nigeria


  • Oke Mustapha Oludare Nigerian Institute of Social and Economic Research (NISER) Ibadan, Nigeria


Water Supply, Urban Area, Facilities, Education, Providers


Water supply is paramount to human life because it prevents communicable and non-communicable diseases as well as contributes to socio-economic development and sustenance of cultural values (SDGs, 2016). This chapter highlights sources of domestic water supply in Akinyele LGA, Oyo State, Nigeria. The survey method was adopted by the administration of 399 copies of the questionnaire on households randomly selected in the urban areas of the LGA. The findings show that domestic water supply is more problematic during the dry season with 40% of the respondents not adequately getting potable water, accounting for 77% of the households experiencing typhoid, 11.4% contracting cholera, 8.6% having skin rashes, and 2.9% suffering from diarrhea in the past one year. Further analysis of the association between sources of water and socioeconomic variables indicates no significant association on whether improved or not improved sources with all values > 0.005. Education through public enlightenment on the use of improved water, provision of water facilities and involvement of private water providers, and willingness to pay for their services by households among others are advocated to remedy water problems in Akinyele LGA and, by extension, Ibadan metropolis as well as,   other cities in Nigeria.


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How to Cite

Oke Mustapha Oludare. (2021). Analysis of Domestic Water Supply in Urban Area of Akinyele Local Government of Oyo State, Nigeria. International Journal of Scientific and Applied Research (IJSAR), EISSN: 2583-0279, 1(2), 1–12. Retrieved from