Terms in household clean water availability
- There are various ways to define the term of “household”. (Sadoulet & De Janvry 1995) assert that the concept of household varies widely across cultures. This study defines household as the group of people living together and sharing the same kitchen or, in the case of piped water households, using the same piped water.
The independent variables in this study are the determinants of WTP for water service improvements. They were chosen based on the previous study on WTP of water service improvements in several other places as well as the consumer theory. The variables are:
Generally, the overall result of this study revealed that households were not just interested in the improvement of water supply services, but also other facilities and infrastructures. Thus, Government and non–governmental organizations should give attention to socio economic characteristics to provide and design water service improvements and quality infrastructure facilities to Bariga Lagos state.
Service providers can design and implement a good waterimprovement scheme to satisfy the water needs of the households, although at the same time collecting more revenue by selling the improved water at a higher price to recover the costs since households were willing to pay for more improved services.
To avoid water supply shortage during the dry season the service providers/ government should be careful at selecting the appropriate location and designing the type of improved water scheme to withstand the dry season syndrome.
The results of the study showed that the existing water is of poor quality (not safe to drink), and thus the service providers should take in to consideration the quality and distance problems in designing the water system for residents, while providing same in a well tidy and neat environment.
This aspect focuses on the presentation and analysis of data obtained from the research questionnaires. The data collected from the respondents and field study was presented in order to achieve the objectives of this research project.
The outcome from the survey on the background information of respondents was presented and analyzed using descriptive analysis. The background information was centered on respondents’ gender, qualification; type of building occupied e,t,c. These questions were to have confidence from whom the data were collected. Analytical techniques involved frequency distribution tables and Chi-Square Statistical Tool