Overview of Existing Wastewater Management System in Case of Debre Markos Town, Ethiopia
Volume 2, Issue 2, December 2018, Pages: 107-118
Received: Jun. 6, 2018;
Accepted: Nov. 14, 2018;
Published: Dec. 21, 2018
Views 468 Downloads 61
Temesgen Mekuriaw Manderso, Department of Hydraulic and Water Resource Engineering, Debre Tabor University, Debre Tabor, Ethiopia
Follow on us
The study is conducted in Debre Markos Town which is the capital of East Gojjam Administrative Zone. The study aims at assessing the waste management system practice, challenges and impacts on environment. The existing household wastewater management in the Town is very poor and creates adverse impact on environment like health problem, river and air pollution. These are due to lack of ownership in the town, shortage of vacuum trucks to empty toilet, absence of well-planned central sewer system, improper use of drainage systems for household wastewater, low income and lack of awareness of the community to manage household wastewater are the common problems in the Town. As the result, the community discharges household wastewater in to open space, river and streams. The existing household wastewater (liquid and/or solid) management services was inadequate, health problem, environmental pollution and social impacts of improper management are due to in sufficient infrastructure, lack of coordination between institutions, inadequate participation of stakeholders and lack of community awareness are challenges to manage household wastewater in the Town. Generally, increase inaccessibility of household wastewater management facilities, creating awareness to community, coordination and integration among institutions, participation of stakeholders and provide sewerage system are the recommendations forwarded in order to promote proper household wastewater management system in the Town.
Challenges, Sustainable Sanitation System, Household, Stakeholder, Wastewater
To cite this article
Temesgen Mekuriaw Manderso,
Overview of Existing Wastewater Management System in Case of Debre Markos Town, Ethiopia, Engineering Mathematics.
Vol. 2, No. 2,
2018, pp. 107-118.
Copyright © 2018 Authors retain the copyright of this article.
This article is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
) which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
Abebaw Andarge. (April, 2017). Monitoring the urban growth of Debre Markos Town (1984-2012), Ethiopia: Using satellite images and GPS. Journal of Geography and Regional Planning. 10 (4), p 69-76.
Central Statistical Authority Administrative Report, Ethiopian - Population and Housing Census Of 2007
Debre Markos Town Socio Economic Annual Report, 2013. Unpublished.
Federal Democratıc Republıc Of Ethıopıa Mınıstry Of Water Irrıgatıon And Electrıcıty Urban Wastewater Management Strategy: Addıs Ababa May, 2017
Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia Ministry Of Water, Irrigation And Electricity Urban Water Supply And Sanitation Project-II; November, 2016, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Fesseha Hailu Mekonnen. (2012). Liquid waste management: The case of Bahir Dar, Ethiopia. Ethiopian journal of health department. 26 (1), p 49-53.
Getahun Worku and Adinew Adam. (1999). wastewater management in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Integrated development for water supply and sanitation. 25th conference (3), p 32-34.https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Debre_Markos
Kartikey Tiwari and SC Tiwari.(2012). An overview of Solid Waste Management System in Debre Markos Town of Ethiopia, Global Journal of Current Research Vol. 1 (1). Pp. 1-8
Maru Abebaw. (2014). Impacts of Household Wastewater on the Environment: The Case of Debre Markos Town, Amhara Regional State, Ethiopia. Asian Journal of Social Sciences and Management Studies. Vol. 1 (3), p87-93.
Melaku Abebaw. Assessment of Water Loss in Water Supply Networks (A Case of Debre Markos Town), A thesis Submitted to the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering July, 2015
MoWIE- Ethiopia Urban Wastewater Management Strategy ;Februry 2015.
Population And Housing Census Of Ethiopia Administrative Report Central Statistical Authority Addis Ababa: April 2012
Sharon Hophmayer-Tokich:Wastewater management Strategy: centralized v. Decentralized technologies for small communities;
Situational Analysis of Urban Sanitation and Waste Management, Strengthening Ethiopia’s Urban Health Program (SEUHP) John Snow Inc. Addis Ababa, Ethiopia: march 2015.
Urban Sanitation Universal Access Plan (USANUAP) part-IV, December 2011, Addis Ababa
Urban Water Supply Universal Access Plan (UWSPUAP) Part-III 2011-2015, December 2011, Addis Ababa.