Water sources and management practices among the household residents of Barangay Labuyo, Tangub City, Misamis Occidental, Philippines

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Water sources and management practices among the household residents of Barangay Labuyo, Tangub City, Misamis Occidental, Philippines

Crestine Mae T. Alonto, Maricar M. Tampipi, Regine E. Antopina, Monaliza Joy Zaragoza-Magsayo
J. Bio. Env. Sci.22( 3), 38-54, March 2023.
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The purpose of this study is to determine the water sources and management practices among the household residents of Barangay Labuyo, Tangub City, Misamis Occidental. A total of 204 household respondents were randomly interviewed using a survey questionnaire. Data on water management practices were measured using a 5-point Likert scale. One-way ANOVA and Pearson correlation were further used to determine the differences and relationships between demographic profiles and management practices. Results show that pipe water supply from the main source (68%) was the primary water source used among household residents. In terms of sex, females often practice water management on the water sources with a weighted mean of 3.42. While respondents with age 68 years and older exhibit a higher degree (weighted mean=3.63) of involvement in water conservation measures. And respondents with college degree have applied their in-depth comprehension and knowledge on water conservation with a weighted mean of 3.48. The study also revealed a significant difference in the management practices between two sexes, among all ages and levels of educational attainment with p values <0.05. The association between demographic profiles with management practices further presents a significant relationship. Generally, the demographic profile (sex, age, and educational attainment) has a weak positive relationship towards management practices with values, r = 0.26, p = 0.00021; r = 0.34, p = <0.05; and r = 0.26, p = 0.00014, respectively. Thus, results suggest the need for enhancing community awareness on sustainable water source management and putting it into practice consequently reducing inadequacy of water supply in the area.


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