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WATER AND SANITATION

The main cause of diseases in the district is related to the poor sanitary aifeati¬©ft throughout the District. In terms of sanitation facilities, 89.5% have no toilet facilities and "go on free range". 10.5% have traditional pit toilets, 5.3% use public KVIP, 2.0% use flushed toilet and 0.9% use  bucket or pan latrine. In total 9.3% of the people have access to safe excrete disposal facilities, X- which corresponds with 3.5% of the population covered, by the baseline survey (1999 Sept.).


Below is a table showing existing toilet facilities in the district.


 

Toilet facilities

Total

%

Functioning

%

Not functioning

%

 

 

later

13

12.8

13

15.9

-

-

 

 

Tank

22

21.6

14

17

8

40

 

 

Water closet

32

31.4

32

39

-

-

 

 

Mozambican latrine

12

11.8

11

13.4

1

5

 

 

Pit latrine

0

9.8

5

6.1

5

25

 

  Water

According to the Baseline Survey of 1999, only 33% and 40% of the population have access to safe drinking water in the dry and rainy seasons respectively. The main water sources especially in the dry season are pond/dugout/dams. Other sources include streams and rivers, and rain water during the rainy season. About 70.3% and 62.6% (during dry and rainy season ti respectively) do have access to safe drinking water within a distance of 500 metres. This state of affairs coupled with poor sanitation, have very serious implications for the health of the people in the district.


Date Created : 11/21/2017 9:09:58 AM