Assessment of Consumer Perceptions on Factors Affecting Drinking Water Quality from Water Vendors in Nalerigu in the North East Region of Ghana

Authors : Mahama Bashiru; Justin Yendoh J; Jerry John Amaasende Akooti; Abubakari Yakubu; Zulkifiru Aliu-Musah

Volume/Issue : Volume 8 - 2023, Issue 7 - July

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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.


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