Safe drinking water is a major concern in
most developing countries in the world. Consumer’s
perspectives of safe drinking water quality is attributed
to characteristics such as odour, appearance and taste.
The study assessed consumer’s perceptions on factors
affecting drinking water quality from water vendors in
Nalerigu, in the North East Region of Ghana.A
quantitative cross-section design was used for the study.Sampling was done using a systematic random sampling
technique to select 222 households out of 500 for the
study. Data was analyzed using Statistical Package for
Social Science (SPSS version 2020).The inadequacy of public water utility
services could be a factor for household high patronage
of vended water services in the area. Also, the use of
chemicals in agricultural activities and vendors activities
such as; use of old aluminum drums in supply of
drinking water may be a potential source for water
pollution in the area. The study findings will be useful to
stakeholders and MMDA’s for adequate decision
making regarding water in the area. It will further assist
policymakers in policy formulation on best practices to
safeguard drinking water.
Keywords : Water Quality, Pollution, Drinking Water, Vendors and Attributes.