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Rainfall Harvesting as an Alternative Water Supply in Water Stressed Communities in Aguata-Awka Area of Southeastern Nigeria
- Okpoko, Ephraim (Department of Geology, Anambra State University) ;
- Egboka, Boniface (Department of Geological Sciences, Nnamdi Azikiwe University) ;
- Anike, Luke (Department of Geological Sciences, Nnamdi Azikiwe University) ;
- Okoro, Elizabeth (Department of Geological Sciences, Nnamdi Azikiwe University)
- Received : 2012.10.16
- Accepted : 2013.05.02
- Published : 2013.06.28
Alternative sources of water are sought in some water stressed communities in the study area. The study focuses on the Aguata-Awka area of southeastern Nigeria. Aquifers occur at great depths, and surface waters may be far from homesteads. The scarcity of water has necessitated the people to adopt various local technologies for harvesting rainfall. The local technology includes collecting rainwater from roofs and channeling the water into large underground tanks, shallow wells and surface reservoirs. Large concrete tanks of
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