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Study of Community Perception on Drinking Water Quality in Mogadishu, Somalia

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Abstract: The objective of this study is to determine the community perception ondrinking water quality in Mogadishu, Somalia. Researcherstried to declare quality of water in Mogadishu, and if they are aware source of pollutionof waters. The study provided a description of a variety of aspects related toperceptions of drinking water in Mogadishu community of Somalia. Method: The study area was people living the capital city ofSomalia, Mogadishu, and some academic students irrespective of districts which theylive. This study was descriptive research with specifically cross-sectional survey usingdesigned questionnaire added interpretation to local Somali language. The target population was65 individuals, but researchers made sample size calculation using confidenceinterval and confidence level. Afterthat, we gotsample size 52 individuals. The sample procedure was non-probability purposive sampling.The data analyzed method was descriptive research, with mean and standarddeviation, with using software SPSS version 16 applied in this study. Result: The results of Table 10 showed: 71.7 of respondentsstrongly agreed and agreed (45.3 and 26.4 respectively) that Good waterquality is very important issue, with mean score 2.02 out of 5. Also 73.5 of respondents accepted(35.8 strongly greed and 37.7 agreed) they worried about water quality inBenadir region with mean score 2.04 out of 5. The respondents were asked questions related to perception of waterquality by rating it. Themajority respondents (30.2 ) rated the overall water quality of their localwells as “Good”; some of them (28.2 )perceived waterquality as “Adequate or Normal”. This questions has mean score (2.70 out of 6)and standard deviation (1.265). Of respondents, they rated the quality of their drinking water. The majority (32.1 )perceived quality of water is “Good” and has not reached excellent; 28.2 of them selected “Adequate or Normal”; 18.9 believed their drinkingwater is “Poor”; and last 15.1 , 1.9 and3.8 of them selected “VeryPoor”, “Excellent” and “I Don’t Know” respectively. Thisquestion has mean score (2.98 out of 6) and standard deviation (1.248). Recommendation: Researchers recommend transferring all wells from resident area to outside the city to preventcontamination of toilet, and must be announced committee that can makegeneralized water test of local wells and to count borehole wells.

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