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American Journal of Water Resources. 2017, 5(3), 85-91
DOI: 10.12691/ajwr-5-3-4
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Sustaining Rainwater Harvesting for Household Water Supply in Awka Urban Area, Nigeria

Ezenwaji E. E.1, , Uwadiegwu B. O.2 and Anyaeze E. U.2

1Department of Geography and Meteorology, Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka

2Department of Environmental Management, Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka

Pub. Date: August 21, 2017

Cite this paper:
Ezenwaji E. E., Uwadiegwu B. O. and Anyaeze E. U.. Sustaining Rainwater Harvesting for Household Water Supply in Awka Urban Area, Nigeria. American Journal of Water Resources. 2017; 5(3):85-91. doi: 10.12691/ajwr-5-3-4


The perennial scarcity of water supply in Awka has been a concern to its inhabitants. This is because of the complete absence of urban water supply system for the town. Consequently, shallow wells, vending, as well as rainwater harvesting are the major sources of water supply. This study examines how rainwater harvesting can be sustained to ensure the steady water supply to households in Awka. Data were collected from questionnaire and NIMET, and were analysed through statistical methods. Result shows that rainwater potential in the town amounts to 24, 658,000 litres enough for the annual household water needs.

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