Assessing the Amount of Domestic Water Consumption in Mehtarlam City

Vol-6 | Issue-05 | May-2021 | Published Online: 15 May 2021    PDF ( 337 KB )
DOI: https://doi.org/10.31305/rrijm.2021.v06.i05.010
Author(s)
Sediqmal Mirwais 1; Naeemi Naqib Ahmad 2; Qasimi Waliullah 3

1Teaching Assistant, Member of Civil Engineering Department, Laghman University

2Teaching Assistant, Member of Civil Engineering Department, Shaiikh Zayed University

3Teaching Assistant, Member of Civil Engineering Department, Shaiikh Zayed University

Abstract

An access to pure and fresh water is an issue in developing countries and almost in the entire world. Mehtarlam City has 70000 residents and almost all of them are facing with lacking pure and fresh water. The demands of access to fresh water is the right of every individual and it is concerned a highest priority of basic needs. No research work has been done to specify the resources that, how much water is used? Water supply department and welfare organization bring distinct digits for designing their projects where the issue (An access to pure and fresh water) is still remained. To identify the percentage of used water within Mehtarlam city, one survey shows that residents of Mehtarlam fulfil the required access of water from different sources such as (public water supply, Wells, surface wells, public water pump station and neighbor’s house). Different factors such as income source, members of family and water source types have been considered to identify and assess the amount of used water in houses. The findings of this research work identified the exact digits in the five phases of Mehtarlam city, the study has found that the estimated usage of water per capita is (65.55 litter/49.52Litre /37.57 litter /29.69 litter and 24.55 litter). In addition, the study has found that the average usage of water in 24 hours per capita in Mehtarlam city is (41.58 litter).

Keywords
Water, humans, atmosphere, consumption, environment, domestic, households
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