MUNONGO IYABIDILA Marcellin*, TASI MBUANGI Jean-Paul, LUTETE SAVU Junior, LELE NYAMI Bonaventure

Local Perception of Drinking Water Supply in the Peri-urban area of Kinshasa in DR Congo: case of the Townships of Kimbanseke, Mont-Ngafula and Kisenso

The supply of driking water is a necessity and a challenge in peri-urban area of the city of Kinshasa.

The objective of this study was to assess the drinking water supply system in the peri-urban townships of Mont-Ngafula, Kimbanseke and Kinsenso in order to provide to water resource planners and managers reliable data to guide sustainable water resource projects.

Hence, simple random sampling was carried out through a questionnaire among 300 households in the studied area. The data was encoded in Ms Excel 2010 and exported to SPSS 20 for mutltivariate analysis and logistic regression.

The results show that there are three main sources of water supply: boreholes (65%), REGIDESO (25%) and wells (10%). The majority of water supply is provided by private or non-conventional services. The quality and quantity of drinking water is a problem, despite the fact that all the households surveyed have access to it. The main causes of the shortage are the distance of the inhabitants from the drinking water supply points, natural disasters and the lack of adequate infrastructure, the weakness of state institutions, population growth, and the absence of a water resources development policy. Télécharger l'article