Bathing and Toilet Facilities
The 2010 PHC revealed that about two-third (82.2%) of households in the District have no toilet facility. Those who are using public toilet (9.3%), pit latrine (4.4%) constitutes a different alternative for households while WC, KVIP, bucket / pan, public toilet and others constitute the least cumulative proportion (4.1%).
The population of households in both urban (75.8%) and rural (84.0%) localities without toilet facilities is higher than population using public toilet at the urban (14.7%) and rural (7.8%) levels. The other sources of toilet facilities in the urban (9.5%) and the rural (8.2%) locality constitute the least preferred among households in the District.
Bathing facilities available in dwelling units can be categorised primarily into four main types: bathroom for exclusive use by households, shared bathroom in the same house, shared open bathing cubicle, private open cubicle and others.
From Table 8.11, the population of dwelling units who use separate bathroom in the same house is higher (33.5%) compared to households with bathrooms for exclusive use (25.7%) and those with shared open cubicles (20.0%).
Table 8.11 further shows that in the urban localities, three most commonly used facilities for bathing are identified as own bathroom for exclusive use (30.3%), shared open cubicle (27.7%) and shared separate bathroom in the same house (24.1%). In the rural localities those who shared separate bathroom in the same house (36.2%) are higher compared to those with own bathroom for exclusive use (24.4%) and users of shared open cubicle (17.8%).
Method of Waste Disposal
Table 8.12 presents details on the different methods of solid and liquid waste disposal by households.
Solid waste disposal
From Table 8.12, the most common method of solid waste disposal is public dump (open space) (30.5%) which varies slightly compared to burning (28.7%) of solid waste by households and dumping indiscriminately (20.0%). However, some other households depend on companies that collect waste (6.2%), while others use public containers (1.7%) or burry (11.3%) their solid waste.Public dumping (open space) (42.9%) of solid waste is a common practice in the urban areas compared to dumping indiscriminately (22.9%), and burning by household (15.2%).As shown in Table 8.12, the main methods of solid waste disposal in rural localities are burning (32.6%), public dumping (27.0%) and duping indiscriminately (19.1%).
Liquid waste disposal
The details of various methods of liquid waste disposal by households are presented in Table 8.12. The data indicates that a majority of households in the District throw (43.4%) their liquid waste onto the street or outside their homes compared to those who throw waste onto compound (35.1%) and through drainage into a pit (soak away)( 8.7%). The other methods of liquid waste disposal (cumulative of less than 15.0 percent) are unpopular in the District.
The most common method of liquid waste disposal in the urban localities is throwing water onto compound (44.6%), compared to throwing liquid waste on the street / outside (38.6). on the contrary, in the rural localities, throwing liquid waste onto the street / outside (40.9%) is a common practice while throwing liquid waste on compound (32.4%) is also quite common among households in the District.
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