Assessment of Groundwater Sources in Benin City, Edo State, Nigeria
Authors: Rawlings A, Matthew JE
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