International Journal of Humanities and Social Science

ISSN 2220-8488 (Print), 2221-0989 (Online) 10.30845/ijhss


Urban Water Supply as a Catalyse for Socio-Economic Transformation of Port Harcourt City, Nigeria
EJA, EJA. I., OTU , JUDITH. E., Joy Eko Atu., EDET, EDET, EYO. O.

Greater awareness of the growing problems of water supply in various parts of the world cause concern in our contemporary societies. This complex and uneven global patterns of distribution to water continue unabated as population pressure reduces the per capital volumes available. This paper critically examine urban water supply as a catalyse for socio-economic transformation of Port Harcourt city. The city was divided into ten (10) different zones which include Abuloma, Rumuokwuta, Mule I and II, Diobu Port Harcourt, Town, G.R.A. phase II, Rainbow, Ogbu nabali, Elekiah and Rumuogba. Three hundred (300) questionnaires were administered to mostly head of household at the designed localities (30 per location). The Pearson’s product moment correlation statistical technique was employed in testing the stated hypothesis and the result shows that income influences the quantity of water used by individual in different sections of Port Harcourt. Therefore, it is pertinent to state that efforts should be made at improving urban water supply in the area.

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