Assessment of water demand from urban and rural area in Kota Bharu, Kelantan

Fauzi, Siti Nur Farzilah and Musa, Sabariah (2022) Assessment of water demand from urban and rural area in Kota Bharu, Kelantan. Recent Trends in Civil Engineering and Built Environment, 3 (1). pp. 891-898.

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Population growth and inefficient water supply management are the main factors that cause treated water supply to not function properly. This problem has been faced in the state of Kelantan for many years and until now this problem is still faced by the local community, especially in the district of Kota Bharu. Therefore, this study was conducted to identify the rate of water demand from urban and rural areas and the cost-effective of water distributed in Kota Bharu, Kelantan. A total of 50 respondents provided feedback through this survey questionnaire. The results showed that a large number of residents from urban areas use treated water (100 %) provided by Air Kelantan Sendiri Berhad (AKSB) while rural areas still use treated water (62 %) and also other alternative sources such as groundwater (38 %). Statistical tests found 0.05 were analyzed to determine the relationship between per capita demand for urban and rural areas and costs paid. With the study done, it can be proved that the use of groundwater is high because the bills charged are very cheap and affordable. The implications of this work on water demand could contribute to AKSB providing adequate water and gradually meet better water standards.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Water demand; cost-effective; groundwater
Subjects: T Technology > T Technology (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Civil Engineering and Built Environment > Department of Civil Engineering : Building and Construction Engineering
Depositing User: Mr. Abdul Rahim Mat Radzuan
Date Deposited: 29 Aug 2022 07:34
Last Modified: 29 Aug 2022 07:34

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