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Barriers to extending piped water distribution networks: The case of Ekiti State, Nigeria

O. Adeoti and B.O. Fati

Utilities Policy, 2020, vol. 63, issue C

Abstract: Access to piped water in Nigeria is declining due to a lack of extension, deteriorating distribution network infrastructures, and rapid population growth. The key question addressed in this paper is: what are the barriers to extending piped water distribution networks in Nigeria? Drawing on the case of Ekiti State, the major barriers were political interference, limited technical manpower, corruption, lack of government policy, lack of budgetary funding, and inadequate tariff recovery. Possible interventions to help improve the situation from the perspective of the operator are discussed.

Keywords: Piped water; Barrier; Distribution network extension; SDGs; Institutional theory; Nigeria (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2020
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DOI: 10.1016/j.jup.2019.100983

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