On the average 81 % of the population have access to potable water in the district. The district has 147 functional boreholes, the district capital, Gwollu has also benefited from 1 No. wind pump from the then VIP. Besides this, Gwollu has also been selected for the implementation of the Small Town Water Supply and Sanitation Project (STWSSP).
In the district, good sanitation practices have been relegated to the background. About 5% of the population in the district has access to sanitation facilities. Currently, the district has about 12 KVIPs and 242 household latrines. The DA has also received 6 No. refuse containers from MLGR&D to improve sanitation management in the district. As there is low coverage of sanitation facilities, especially toilets, the major method of human excreta disposal is bush, free- range. This has adverse health implications.
The main problem with the water and sanitation sector is limited access to potable water and good sanitation practices. This has manifested itself in high incidence of water and sanitation-related diseases. Thus providing potable water and good sanitation facilities is required to reduce its related diseases in the district.
Date Created : 11/17/2017 4:28:00 AM