EVALUATION OF BOREHOLES PERFORMANCE IN MAIDUGURI METROPOLITAN, BORNO STATE-NIGERIA

Publication Date : 01/08/2014


Author(s) :

Abubakar, M.S., Zakari, M.D., Shanono, N.J..


Volume/Issue :
Volume 9
,
Issue 2
(08 - 2014)



Abstract :

Water is life as an adage saying, therefore reliable water source is necessary for development. This study aimed to evaluate the performance (yield) of some selected boreholes in Maiduguri metropolitan, and analyze (identify) the factors responsible for low yield and failures of the boreholes. A total of fifty (50) boreholes were selected in the study area. The study includes among others the determination of the general performance of the selected boreholes, analyzing and investigating the various causes of their abandonment and/or poor performance of those boreholes at various locations. Result revealed that 64% of the boreholes were productive while 36% were abandoned. Among the productive ones, it was further found out that their performances were above 50% efficiency. The observed failures were due to hydrogeological, technical/constructional and operations/maintenance factors. Based on the findings, suggestions were made with a view to provide lasting solutions to the failures so that the supply can meet the demand of the increasing population and that of industrial and agricultural development.


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