Household Water Quality and Management Survey : Paynesville City, Greater Monrovia

Authors(2) :-McClain Jamesa, Paye Plenseh Dianab

Proper management and storage of drinking water remains a greater challenge for family members in the study area. Poorly managed of drinking water at home exposed the water to microbial contaminant. Microbial contaminant is associated with water borne illness. Thus, the objective of the survey was to identify the storage container use to safe drinking water at home and the proper handling of water to eliminate or reduce effluents.
Methods: A face-to-face survey questionnaire was used to gather information relating to the drinking water sources, storage container, and sanitation. The study was conducted in the Duport Road community, Paynesville city, Greater Monrovia. A town hall was held to select the participant/family that meets the inclusion criteria.
Results and Discussion: The primary source of water infrastructure constructed to collect groundwater use for drinking was 31% community hand pump, 24% from a private hand pump, and 32% from private shallow well. In the community, 65% of the participants preferred to treat water before drinking by adding bleach. For the storage , 48% of the family stored drinking in narrow-mouthed gallon limiting the direct hand to water contact. Sanitation is a fundamental concern and associated to the groundwater pollution. In the community, 28% of the family practiced open defecation. The prevalence rate for open defcation in the study area is 2.5%. from the logistic regression analysis, the Naegleria’s R2 of 0.692 indicates a moderately weak to the strong relationship between the predictors and the observed variables. However, the predictor success overall was 90.9% (92.6% accepting that the primary drinking source safe without treatment while 88.2% for decline).
Conclusion. Household water treatment and Drinking storage need immediately attention to provide quality drinking for the home thereby improving quality health.

Authors and Affiliations

McClain Jamesa
Ph.D. candidate, Department of Environmental Health, School of Public Health, Indiana University
Paye Plenseh Dianab
Instructor, Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry, School of Pharmacy, University of Liberia

Groundwater, Storage Container, Recontamination, Open Defecation, Treatment, Storage Period, Household Water Treatment, Physical Appearance

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Published in : Volume 3 | Issue 6 | July-August 2017
Date of Publication : 2017-08-31
License:  This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.
Page(s) : 13-19
Manuscript Number : IJSRST1734127
Publisher : Technoscience Academy

Print ISSN : 2395-6011, Online ISSN : 2395-602X

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McClain Jamesa, Paye Plenseh Dianab, " Household Water Quality and Management Survey : Paynesville City, Greater Monrovia, International Journal of Scientific Research in Science and Technology(IJSRST), Print ISSN : 2395-6011, Online ISSN : 2395-602X, Volume 3, Issue 6, pp.13-19, July-August-2017. Available at doi : 10.32628/IJSRST1734127
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