Main Source of Water for drinking and for other Domestic Use
Table 8.10 gives information on the main source of water for drinking and for other domestic use. About 33 percent of the total households use the bore-hole/pump/tube well as the main source of drinking water; this is followed by public tap/standpipe (18.6%) and pipe-borne outside dwelling unit (15.0%). In the urban areas main source of drinking water is public tap/standpipe (27.8%) and pipe-borne outside dwelling unit (23.0%), whiles in the rural areas, the most source of drinking water is bore-hole/pump/tube well (43.9%) and river/stream (18.1%).
Regarding main source of water for other domestic use, it is observed that, most households (33.2%) use bore-hole/pump/tube well water for other domestic purposes and another 17.5 percent use public ta/pstandpipe.
Bathing and Toilet Facilities
Table 8.11 presents the type of toilet facility and bathing facility used by households in the Municipality. About 53.0 percent of the households use Pit Latrine as places for convenience, whiles 22.7 percent use Public Toilet (WC, KVIP, Pit, Pan etc.). The proportion of households using W.C is 3.9 percent and those using KVIP is 4.9 percent. In the rural areas, 24.9 percent of the households use public toilets as compared to 19.1 percent of the households in the urban areas. The use of W.C and KVIP should be encouraged in the district because of its hygienic and safe use as compared to the others. Private estate owners and landlords should be encouraged to at least install W.C or KVIP in the houses.
Date Created : 11/21/2017 1:34:54 AM