Article : Accessibility And Microbiological Quality Of Drinking Water In Lubumbashi Health Area In The City Of Lubumbashi-DRC

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Accessibility And Microbiological Quality Of Drinking Water In Lubumbashi Health Area In The City Of Lubumbashi-DRC

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Kalaka Mayur C., Mulungulungu N. Déogracias, D. Badibanga Kasumpa, Mbuya Umba C., Kasongo Mulimbi C.

The study of accessibility and the quality of drinking water in the health area of Lubumbashi consisted of a sample survey of 646 households and  10 water sample microbiological analyses during the two-season period from January to April 2017 for the dry season and from Juinto September 2017 for the dry season. That is, the rural – urban area of 43 Km2 for a population estimated at 255673 persons in 2017 and consuming the following types of water such as well water, river water, pond water coming from leaking pipes, and rain water. From the cross description study carried out the tap is the main source of water (74%). Water is scarce between May and August (37,9% of access). In the dry season 61,6% of households use less than 20 litres a day and per person for all uses and 62,5% walk more than 200 metres to reach the source of water supply. Microbiological analyses have showed that 60% of the samples were not drinkable in the rainy season as compared to 30% in the dry season. 






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