Pakistan Journal of Geology (PJG)

EVALUATION OF BOREHOLE INTERVENTION PROJECTS IN IFE CENTRAL LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA OF OSUN STATE, SOUTHWESTERN NIGERIA

July 7, 2022 Posted by Natasha In Uncategorized

ABSTRACT

EVALUATION OF BOREHOLE INTERVENTION PROJECTS IN IFE CENTRAL LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA OF OSUN STATE, SOUTHWESTERN NIGERIA

Journal: Pakistan Journal of Geology (PJG)
Author: Konwea, C. I., Olorunfemi H. K., Ajayi, O.

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DOI: 10.26480/pjg.02.2022.35.39

The performance of 129 boreholes constructed as groundwater intervention projects by governmental and non-governmental agencies in Ife Central Local Government Area, Osun State, Southwestern Nigeria was assessed to appraise the effectiveness of the projects. Out of the eighty-seven (87) boreholes constructed by Government (Federal, State and Local), 51 boreholes (59%) were functional, while 36 boreholes (41%) were non-functional. Twenty-nine (29) boreholes constructed by non-governmental agencies recorded 66% success and 34% failure. Thirteen (13) boreholes constructed by unidentified agencies recorded 8% success and 92% failure. Pump failure, poor maintenance, stolen pump and unidentified causes contributed 36%, 16%, 7% and 41%, respectively to the 45% failure of the boreholes. The groundwater intervention projects are not very effective as only 55% of the 129 boreholes investigated were functional while 45% were non-functional. Borehole maintenance by both the agencies and beneficiaries, and availability of spare parts for the groundwater supply facilities were recommended.

Pages 35-39
Year 2022
Issue 2
Volume 6