An assessment of water supply and storage provisions in peri-urban residential estate in Nairobi
Rukwaro, Steve Muthui
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This study assesses the problem of water supply and storage provisions in a peri-urban residential estate in Nairobi. One of the most pressing problems facing any country is providing wholesome and adequate water to its population. In less developed countries water problems were originally severe in rural than in urban areas. The reason being that the higher population lived in the rural areas. With the recent rapid urbanization the problem has become more acute In urban areas. The situation is expected to worsen by the year 2025 when the urban population will make up more than fifty percent of the total population. Kenya is not an exception to this urbanization phenomenon. For instance Nairobi urban population is expected to increase by more than double in the year 1995 from that of 1980. This urbanization trend is never matched with the provision of adequate services. There are four chapters in this study. The first section comprises the introductory chapter, covering the general introduction formalities. It sets out the problem, stating the objectives of the study, the study hypothesis, definition of terms, the scope and significance of the study and the study methodology. Chapter two reVlews the existing general literature on water resources, especially as regards the water sources and supply, water safety and treatment, storage, planning and management of water resources. Chapter three deals with data analysis and finally chapter four gives the findings of the study, conclusions and recommendations.