Sign up Log in
rjees logo



Assessment of Groundwater Sources in Benin City, Edo State, Nigeria

Authors: Rawlings A, Matthew JE

ABSTRACT

As the population of Benin City continue to increase, human activities are also on the increase leading to increased anthropogenic activities within the city. This has resulted to easy and increased contamination of surface water due to its exposed nature. In this study, data on groundwater sources in Benin City were collected via questionnaire survey method and analysed using SPSS (Statistical Package for the Social Sciences) statistical software. About a hundred questionnaires were administered to residence in four local government areas (Ikpoba Okha, Oredo, Ovia North East and Egor Local government areas) in Benin City. Ninety- three (93) were completed and returned, while seven (7) were not returned. Hence, ninety-three (93) questionnaires were analysed. Results from statistical analysis showed that the groundwater sources within Benin City are boreholes, wells, springs, and infiltration galleries, having usage of 61.3%, 25.8%, 2.89% and 16.7% respectively. Results further revealed that boreholes are the predominant source of groundwater supply within Benin City.


Affiliations: Department of Civil Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, University of Benin, Benin City, Edo State, Nigeria.
Keywords: Groundwater, Boreholes, Water Supply, Questionnaire, Benin City
Published date: 2019/06/30

Download Full Text

SUBMIT A MANUSCRIPT

ISSN: 2635-3342 (Print)

ISSN: 2635-3350 (Online)

DOI: In progress

ISI Impact Factor: In progress

Indexing & Abstracting
google scholar Directory of research journal indexing JIFactor Info base index scientific journal impact factor

Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License



(+234) 806 927 5563

Chemical Engineering Department, Faculty of Engineering, University of Benin, PMB 1154, Ugbowo, Benin City, Edo State, Nigeria.