Assessment of Water Supply Sources in the three Districts of Northern Ghana in Terms of Availability, Use and Sufficiency

Authors

  • Yussif Seidu
  • Nicholas Kyei-Baffour
  • Alhassan Bawa
  • Askia Musah Mohammed
  • Zakaria Issaka
  • Jalilatu Ayuba

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.55058/adrrijet.v5i3(4)%20October-December.782

Keywords:

water availability, household water supply and demand, Savelugu-Nantong District, Gushiegu District, Garaga District

Abstract

Humans need safe water for their well-being and the ease of access and adequacy of safe water supply sources in the three districts of Northern Ghana has been doubtable as a result of recurrent water shortages. Therefore, the need to evaluate fresh water supply sources in terms of ease of access, use and adequacy in the three districts of Northern Ghana is necessary. Administration of questionnaires to relevant stakeholders was done and determination of yield of water supplies in Savelugu-Nantong, Karaga and Gushiegu Districts were also done. In addition, information on rainfall, crop water requirement of some selected crops and soil infiltration rate of some selected sites were also determined and collected for the study.  In terms of ease of access, adequacy and supply, analysis of the water supply sources revealed that surface and groundwater sources were seasonally affected with few groundwater sources having the potential of meeting domestic and irrigation water requirements in the dry season. It was also proven from the analysis that water used by households for domestic activities were inadequate for healthy lifestyles. Demand therefore outstrips supply as a result of inadequate water supply options and this leads to lower consumption levels within the study area.

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Published

2021-12-31

How to Cite

Seidu, Y. ., Kyei-Baffour, N. ., Bawa, A. ., Mohammed, A. M. ., Issaka, Z. ., & Ayuba, J. (2021). Assessment of Water Supply Sources in the three Districts of Northern Ghana in Terms of Availability, Use and Sufficiency . ADRRI Journal of Engineering and Technology, 5(3(4) October-December), 17-34. https://doi.org/10.55058/adrrijet.v5i3(4) October-December.782