—Opinions of the households using motorized borehole systems for their water needs in Zango area of Zaria in Nigeria about the systems performance were sampled. Well structured questionnaires were purposively administered on the identified households. The result discloses that water from the systems is used for nearly all domestic activities in most of the houses. Only 7% of the houses complained of hardness as a problem. 78.57% do not treat the water before use. The main conclusion is that the systems are high in reliability and capable of satisfying the households’ water needs. However potential for serious contaminations exist in many of the houses due to presence of sock away pits. It is recommended that households should understand the nature of the problems with the water so as to know the right treatments before use and government should regulate the use of this system for residential water supply.
—Performance, motorized borehole system, potable water supplies, water quality.
The authors are with the Department of Building, Faculty of Environmental Design, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Nigeria (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org).
Cite:Manzuma B. M., Abdulsalam D., and Stanley A. M., "Performance of Motorized Borehole Systems for Residential Potable Water Supplies in Zaria, Nigeria," International Journal of Environmental Science and Development vol. 6, no. 1, pp. 44-47, 2015.