Towards Management and Sustainabliy of wastewater reuses: Features, Challenges and Opportunities Case Study in Addis Ababa City

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Addis Ababa University


The purpose of this research is to explore features, challenges and opportunities of management and sustainability of wastewater reuses in order to improve water access a reliable and adequate potable and non-potable water supply. Additionally, water resources need to be managed far more efficiently. The key objectives of this study are: to assess the total amount of water supply for various non-potable water use (toilet flushing) in Addis Ababa city; to examine the attitude/ perception of the residents to reuse recycle water for various non-potable water uses in the city and; to evaluate public acceptance in order to use recycle water for various non-potable water uses in the city. Quantitative and qualitative methods were used to collect and analyze data. The study employs descriptive statistical method and the selection of the respondents was done by using Cochran sample determination method. Questionnaires and key informant interview were prepared and distributed to legible respondents to collect data. According to the informant responses, the results demonstrated that Addis Ababa Water Supply and Sanitation Authority, it is incapable to provide adequate water for potable and non-potable uses. The results field survey demonstrated that there are perceived positive public perceptions and opinion in order to use recycle wastewater for various non-potable water uses. Based on the results of the output, it was success for Addis Ababa Water Supply and Sanitation Authority should pay attention on HHs wastewater discharge from households are sustainable source of wastewater reuses in the future and thereby it safeguards potable water supply in Addis Ababa city.



Wastewater discharge, Sustainable waste water reuses, perception of non-potable water, wastewater management.