Actions Government can take: Provide adequate and regular electricity; Provide adequate security for water pipes; Replace old pipes and repair broken ones; Buy more generators to connect to boreholes; Make fuel inexpensive; Dig more boreholes to supply water to all areas.
Actions we can take : Form self-help organizations in our communities to ensure adequate supply of water, e.g. by contributing money for fuel, water tankers, digging boreholes; Buy water tanks to store water or build underground water tanks to collect rain water during the rainy season.
Storing water in tanks Many people buy plastic or metal tanks like this large plastic tank at the Childrens Centre to store water when it is running or to fill with water brought by tankers.
Underground water tank This drawing shows an underground water tank beside a house. It collects water from the roof during the rainy season. One can make use of the water during the dry season by pumping it through pipes into the house.
CONCLUSION Water scarcity is a problem in our community. We can solve this problem by joining hands with the government to ensure adequate water supply.
THANK YOU! From Childrens Centre, University of Nigeria