The Project File Details
This project work is basically on the application of time series analysis on the monthly consumption of water and to examine the factors underlying the consumption rate of water. Statistical analysis on monthly consumption of water support can only be know if there is only one source water supply and it is observed that consumers of water have no confidence on service renders by the Niger State Urban Water Board due to their poor performance and inefficient co – ordination of water supply.
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1.1 BACKGROUND OF THE STUDY
The Niger State Urban Water Board covers the township of Suleja and the state Capital of Minna as well as Bida. Where on the map of Niger State you will see the geographical locations of Suleja, Minna and Bida with the state.
The Suleja total population was 53, 960 in 1987. The major source of water supply was a low – head weir at IKU River with a storage capacity of one million cubic meters, which was inadequate to meet the water demand of the township. The majority (76.4%) of the households. Was served by sewage pit latrine facilities. Only 15.6% of the household were using waterborne sewerage systems of individual septic tank and soakaway facilities while the remainder (8%) had no toilet facilities at all. The Niger State Urban Water Board was aimed to satisfy the total waster demand of Suleja up to year 2013. This total demand was estimated at 79.732 m3/d of which 47, 744 m3/d were for domestic consumption while the remainder was assumed to cover the commercial and industrial needs.
The Minna total population was 200, 000 in 1989 with a total water demand of 32, 200 m3/d. the installed capacity of the existing water works was 30,375 m3/d, however, it was estimated that the total output from the works could only be about 50% of the installed capacity owing to deterioration of plant and equipment. It was also estimated that 65.2% of the households were dependent on pit latrines for faecal disposal. A little less than 6% were dependent on bucket latrines. Only 13% of the households had waterborne sanitary facilities. The balance of 16% of the households did not have any toilet facilities within the compound. Under this project, the total capacity of water works was planned to be 70,000 m3/d including the new additional 40, 000 m3/d to meet the demand for up to year 2001. To assist the Government to determine the long – term demand.
The Niger State Urban Water Board (NSUWB) function is to control and manage all water works in the state and ensure that water is supplies to consumers in the state at reasonable charges, in potable and adequate quality Urban Water Board in Suleja is divided into
1.2 STATEMENT OF THE PROBLEM
This project is critically designed to examine the statistical analysis of water consumption in Niger State. Statistical analysis on monthly consumption of water supply can only be known if there is only one source water supply. It is observed that consumers of water have no confidence on services render by the Niger State Urban Water Board (NSUWB) due to their poor performance and inefficient co – ordination of water supply. To justify the above statement here are question before the authority.
Can these problems be solved? How! The word “How” motivated the researcher interest to English term the NSUWB about statistical analysis used in this researcher work to answer problems faced by the NSUWB in charge of water.
1.3 PURPOSE OF THE STUDY
The purpose of the study is to statistically analyze the monthly consumption of water supply; also the purpose of the study includes the following.
Once these have been identified, it would be very easy to forecast for the years ahead to prevent inadequate water supply.
A hypothesis is a tentative statement or an answer to a question. It is conjectural proposition an educated guess about the solution to a problem, this is also an assumption whose veracity and validity is to be established for irrulated and tested hypothesis are essential steps in research work.
A good hypothesis has the following basic characteristics
There are two types of hypothesis they are:
1.5 SIGNIFICANT OF THE STUDY
There are many factors that contribute to economic growth and development in a country or state. Among the major factors, water is one essential factor, without water, agricultural product cannot be produce, life on emergency cannot be saved by Doctor, many things will lies at stake, economics of the state will also decline and there will be nothing to write or say about advancement in technology. Democracy can only bring changes in Nigeria economy, if water problems are solved urgently of the state or country to progress. The research is significant, as it has revealed some useful statistical analysis techniques, which are seriously recommended by the researcher for improvement.
The research is also significant because it could serve as a good ground for further research work by future researcher.
1.6 SCOPE OF DELIMITATION
This research work is on statistical analysis of water consumption in Niger State. But it only covers Niger State Urban Water Board In Suleja Local Government Area of Niger State with the hope have generalize result for the state.
1.7 LIMITATION OF THE STUDY
The major limiting factors in the course of this research work include the following:
1.8 DEFINITION OF TERMS
In this research work, some concept or words used by the researcher which required conceptual clarification, some of these include;
Statistical: Numerical factors systematically collected
Analysis: resolution into simple element
Consumption: Using up, destruction, waste amount consumed
NSUWB: Niger State Urban Water Board responsible for the provision of water in the state.