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Peninsulas areexceptional areas loved to be developed uniquely in most part of the globe.Lekki Peninsulas in Lagos, Nigeria is fast growing, benefitting from similarfortunes such as modern residential suburbs, free trade zone, airport; andtourism are springing up but without adequate potable water for sustainabledevelopment. Reconnaissance surveys followed by an In-Depth-Interview werecarried out. The commonest sources are sachet, bottled and borehole waters.Sachet and bottled waters are readily available but at unaffordable costs. Themost frequently available is borehole, but chemical, physical-organoleptic andmicrobiological analysis show that the compositions are not within WHOpermissible standards. Sustainability is in jeopardy. Individuals, organizationsand businesses spend average of 15% of their income on treatments to meetacceptable standards. There are needs to bridge the gap between the residentstaking untreated poor water and the few that take WHO standardized waters. ASimple Water Treatment Device is recommended. The device consists of fourchambers, two pumping machines, alum and chlorine for treatment. It is equippedwith 12 to 13 valves depending on the position of the chambers; and theentire system is powered by electricity. It will control water borne diseasessuch as typhoid, schistotomiasis, diarrhea and dysentery, hepatitis, choleraand others; potable water will be available for domestic, recreational andindustrial uses; enough for use in the Free Trade Zone and at the forth comingairport; the Eighteen Golf Course will not have challenges of potable water;and forces and military formations within and around the peninsula can rely onthe source for every use. It is estimated that the system that can provideaverage of 100,000 liters of water a day will cost N720,000:00, thatis, outside the cost of electricity. The system requires regular maintenance.This device could be applied anywhere.

KEYWORDS

Lekki Peninsula; Lagos New Suburb; Framework; Potable Water; Sustainability

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Aderogba, K. 2014 A Framework for Potable Water in the Face of Plenty for Sustainability on Lekki Peninsula of Lagos State, Nigeria. Journal of Water Resource and Protection, 6, 185-192. doi: 10.4236-jwarp.2014.63024.





Autor: Kofo Aderogba

Fuente: http://www.scirp.org/



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