Publisher: National Agricultural Research Projects

Assessment of Public Perspectives On Quality Control Measures In Public Water Supply In Oyo State, Nigeria

Amori, A A, Odjegba, E E, Adekitan, A A
KEYWORDS: Quality Control, Public Water Supply, Water Use, Public Perception, Water Governance.

ABSTRACT:

The study determined whether there were differences in public evaluation and perception of quality control measures adopted by a public water agency in Oyo State, Nigeria on the basis of some socio-demographic factors such as age, gender, marital status and socio-economic background. It used a sample of 350 respondents (187 males and 163 females) spread across four local government areas in Oyo State. The major instrument used was a questionnaire while data analysis employed frequency counts and t-test statistics. Result showed that there were no significant differences in public perception of quality control measures adopted by the public water agency on the basis of the aforementioned factors. The result raises some fundamental issues that are connected with the quality of water supplied for public uses. It underscored the need to enhance a high quality in public water supply. The paper further went to proffer solutions on how to sustain safe water supply in Nigerian cities


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