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2010 (Vol. 2, Issue: 2)
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Citizensí Willingness to Pay for Improved Sustainable Water Supply in a Medium-Sized City in South Western Nigeria

A.E. Olajuyigbe and J.O. Fasakin
Corresponding Author:  Ayo Emmanuel Olajuyigbe 

Key words:  Medium-sized city, water commercialization plan, willingness to pay, , , ,
Vol. 2 , (2): Page No: 41-50
Submitted Accepted Published
2009 April, 24 2010 February, 11 2010 March, 10

Willingness to pay for urban services is often regarded as a means of ensuring the long term sustainability of such services. This paper examined some factors that explain citizensí willingness to pay for improved sustainable water supply in Ado-Ekiti, Nigeria. Such analysis is critical to the success of the government current drive on privatization and divestment on infrastructural financing. Empirical estimates show that factors that significantly affect willingness to pay for improved sustainable w ater supply include; main source of domestic water used by household, access to improved source of w ater, distance from main source to house, average time spent to fetch from main source, adequacy of supply from main source, quantity of water used per person per day, quantity of water purchased per day, attack by water borne diseases, performance of supply from designated w ater institution and average amount spent on water during the dry season. Some policy implications of findings are discussed.
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A.E. Olajuyigbe and J.O. Fasakin, 2010. Citizensí Willingness to Pay for Improved Sustainable Water Supply in a Medium-Sized City in South Western Nigeria.  Current Research Journal of Social Sciences, 2(2): Page No: 41-50.
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