Indiscriminate Disposal of Domestic Sewage and its Health Implication in Obiaruku Community, Niger Delta, Nigeria


Authors : Peter M. Eguvbe; Joy O. Obielumani

Volume/Issue : Volume 6 - 2021, Issue 7 - July

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Domestic sewage has devastating effect on our soil, ground water and emit offensive and unpleasant odour, therefore, the strategies for handling the effects, health and environmental implication of indiscriminate disposal of domestic sewage were investigated in Obiaruku community in the Niger Delta, Nigeria . Materials and method: Public opinion on indiscriminate disposal of domestic sewage and it effect on the populace is evaluated using descriptive survey method to statistically design set of persons with different socio-economic characteristics with a focus group of 540 respondents. The data collected was through the use of questionnaire and it was analyzed using the descriptive and chi-square statistical methods. Results: The result showed that the causes and the effect of indiscriminate disposal of domestic sewage is as a result of inadequate means of domestic sewage disposal and other related causes and lack of information, the result reveals that there are no proper sanitary disposal system and the people are not enlightened of the effect of their actions on their health. There is an evidence of wiliness from the respondents that if they are provided with necessary sanitary disposal system they will desist from disposing their waste indiscriminately. Conclusion: However, government should provide the people with necessary sanitary disposal system and deploy health workers to sensitize them on the effect of domestic sewage and to ensure the facilities provided are used and properly taken care of, this will help to curtail this problem in our society

Keywords : Domestic Sewage, Indiscriminate Sewage, Disposal, Environment, Health Impact

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