WATER and ENERGY

The topography and relief makes it possible for the communities to have water supply through gravity. There are several underground water sources that serve as spring sources and catchment. There are a total of 25 springs were water is captured. There are a total of 335 stand taps. There are no wells in the Council area. There is a borehole constructed by SCAN WATER at Chuaku. It is no longer functional because the community could not afford to pay for fuel needed for the functionality of the water system. With the population of 88,664 and 335 standtaps, there is an estimated 264 inhabitants/ stand tap. At an aggregate, it meets the norms but however, there are some communities that have no clean water supply system. The detailed situation of water is found in the annexed report.

The tables below summarize the water situation in Belo Council area.

Table 35: Summary of functioning state of water points in the Belo Council area

Project Type FUNCTIONING STATE TOTAL
Good Damaged To be Rehabilitated
Boreholes 01 01 00 02
Wells 00 00 00 00
Sources 21 00 04 25
Stand taps 315 20 335
Etc. 00 00 00 00
Total 21 01 04 28

Source :2017 field survey

 

Table 36: Functioning state of water points according to the milieu of residence in the Belo Council area

MILIEU OF RESIDENCE TOTAL  POPULATION FUNCTIONING STATE TOTAL
GOOD DAMAGED TO BE REHABILITATED
Urban 32,425 10
Rural 56,938 11 04
Total 89,363 21 04

Source :2017 field survey

 

Energy is supplied only by the official supplier of energy, ENEO. Of the 29 villages, 15 villages (52%) are connected to the national grid. There are 21 transformers and most of them are 2-face transformers. On the record, there are 963 connected officially. However, due to the high cost of connection, some inhabitants are connected illegally. Here, they connect to their homes, from those who are regularly connected and the bills are shared amongst themselves.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

This site uses cookies to offer you a better browsing experience. By browsing this website, you agree to our use of cookies.