SUSTAINABILITY OF BOREHOLE WATER SCHEMES IN OGBOMOSO SOUTH LOCAL GOVERNMENT, OYO STATE, NIGERIA (Published)
The study assessed the sustainability of borehole water supply schemes in Ogbomoso Township. The specific objectives are to examine the socio-economic characteristics of respondents, enumerate the number of boreholes in the area, identify the stakeholders of borehole maintenance and investigate the functionality of boreholes and examine the management strategies employed. Data were collected through personal observation and focus group discussion. A total of 380questionnaires were administered it was further analysed using both descriptive and inferential statistics such as ANOVA. The study revealed that majority of the respondents was females (63.16%) and married (43.68%) with diverse occupations. The study shows that (47) of the boreholes were functioning well, while (21) were in a state of disrepair and did not function as at the time of data collection. The result shows that the amount of boreholes water could not meet the demand of the population in the area. The study therefore recommended the partnership approach in addition to community approach in the maintenance of borehole water supply schemes in the study area. Again, government should offer financial support in the maintenance of boreholes and community participation should be encouraged through public enlightenment.