The Asian Review of Civil Engineering (TARCE)
Scenario of Water Supply System in Mekele City, EthiopiaAuthor : Doreshor Khwairakpam and Mebrahtu Hailemicael Abraha
Volume 4 No.2 July-December 2015 pp 25-32
Water supply System is very poor in developing countries and its right time to study due to rapid pace of urbanization especially in Africa continental. In this context, this paper is representing the Mekele city in Ethiopia with regard to water supply delivery system. The study is focus on the water supply system in regards to the water sources, water delivery (water supply interruption), distribution network, and revenue collection. In order to study, the following objectives; (1) to study the sources of water supply and production in the city, (2) to study the status of water revenue collection and distribution networks, (3) to study the various indicators such as water quantity and quality based on household survey (4) to draw an inference based on studies to encourage the practice for better service. The methodology was adopted the very limited literature review. The data analyses were mainly from the secondary data from various offices of Urban Local Bodies (ULBs), field investigation and households data (conducted in sub city of the Mekele city, and focus group discussion). The sampling size of the households was 300 dwelling units. The SPPS and Excel were used as tool to analyze the primary data.
Urbanization, Water Supply, Community Participation