RAINWATER HARVESTING IN URBAN GHANA: A CASE OF ADENTAN MUNICIPALITY

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ABSTRACT

A sufficient, clean drinking water supply is essential to life but

millions of people throughout the world do not have access to this basic

necessity. Even after the intensive efforts of engineers, planners, builders,

governmental and non-governmental organisations (NGOs) to bring potable

water to the poorer people of the world, the situation is still a challenge. The

problem becomes exacerbated especially in developing countries with an

increasing population growth trend. This study sought to assess the potential

of rainwater harvesting as a means of augmenting conventional sources of

water supply for both portable and non-potable use in the Adentan

Municipality. The study involved both adopters and non-adopters of Rain

Water Harvesting Technology and adopted the mix method research approach.

The study found that more than half of households harvest rainwater on

regular basis with rooftop rainwater harvesting as the main technology used. A

storage capacity of about 96.2 m3 or 96200 litres is required to store rainwater.

Generally rainwater was assessed to be of good quality, despite some few

coliform detected in water samples. Rooftop rainwater harvesting has a great

potential of supplementing conventional water supply. The use of a binary

logistic regression model revealed that age, sex, marital status, income, and

household ownership were statistically significant at 5 percent in explaining

households’ adoption of RWHT in the Adentan Municipality. It is therefore

recommended that all stakeholders in the water sector should ensure that

RWHT is incorporated into the design of new and existing buildings, while

ensuring that households adopt best management practices that will make

rainwater clean and safe to use.

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APA

SSA, R (2021). RAINWATER HARVESTING IN URBAN GHANA: A CASE OF ADENTAN MUNICIPALITY. Afribary.com: Retrieved April 16, 2021, from https://afribary.com/works/rainwater-harvesting-in-urban-ghana-a-case-of-adentan-municipality

MLA 8th

Research, SSA. "RAINWATER HARVESTING IN URBAN GHANA: A CASE OF ADENTAN MUNICIPALITY" Afribary.com. Afribary.com, 01 Apr. 2021, https://afribary.com/works/rainwater-harvesting-in-urban-ghana-a-case-of-adentan-municipality . Accessed 16 Apr. 2021.

MLA7

Research, SSA. "RAINWATER HARVESTING IN URBAN GHANA: A CASE OF ADENTAN MUNICIPALITY". Afribary.com, Afribary.com, 01 Apr. 2021. Web. 16 Apr. 2021. < https://afribary.com/works/rainwater-harvesting-in-urban-ghana-a-case-of-adentan-municipality >.

Chicago

Research, SSA. "RAINWATER HARVESTING IN URBAN GHANA: A CASE OF ADENTAN MUNICIPALITY" Afribary.com (2021). Accessed April 16, 2021. https://afribary.com/works/rainwater-harvesting-in-urban-ghana-a-case-of-adentan-municipality