Journal of
Geography and Regional Planning

  • Abbreviation: J. Geogr. Reg. Plann.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2070-1845
  • DOI: 10.5897/JGRP
  • Start Year: 2008
  • Published Articles: 389

Full Length Research Paper

Spatial analysis of municipal water supply in Abeokuta metropolis, South western Nigeria

  G. C. Ufoegbune*, A. O. Eruola, J. A. Awomeso and O. A. Idowu  
Department of Water Resources Management and Agro-meteorology, University of Agriculture, Abeokuta 110001, Nigeria.
Email: [email protected]

  •  Accepted: 01 July 2010
  •  Published: 31 July 2010

Abstract

 

The study examined the spatial dimension of public water supply in Abeokuta metropolis with the aim of providing effective planning, development and operation of water supply and distribution networks which is one of the most essential components of urban infrastructure. A number of factors ranging from population expansion to inadequate existing facilities are thought to be responsible for the frequent shortage in water supply to the metropolis. The study delineated the areas within the metropolis that are un-served or underserved by the water cooperation. A framework for taking management decisions such as an extension of the supply network and location of new facilities was given. Large sale facility maps that will serve as source of information for vital application for the Ogun State water cooperation in carrying out its daily functions were produced. Such maps in digital forms are extremely vital and are useful to integrate collateral data that is available within the corporation.

 

Key words: Water supply networks, questionnaires.