National Water Supply II


Why Water is Sometimes Scares

  • Climate change
  • Burst pipe
  • Wastage
  • Irregular supply of electricity
  • Plant failure

Consequences of Water Shortage in Nigeria

  • Outbreak of water borne diseases such as cholera, typhoid, etc.
  • People labor and spend time in search of water.
  • Inadequate supply of electricity because water is used to generate hydro-electricity.

How to Solve the Problem of Water Shortage

  • Sink more bore holes.
  • People should avoid wastage of water.
  • People should avoid dumping refuse in rivers.
  • Government should install modern facilities for water corporations.
  • Government should supply enough funds for the water corporations.
  • People should dig wells at home.
  • There should be more steady water supply.
  • Slow population growth.

Population Growth and Water Supply

  • Increase in population growth leads to increase in demand for water.
  • Available water supply becomes inadequate and so creates the need for more water
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