Household’s water demand and willingness to pay for improved water services in Uganda: case study of Kasangati semi-urban areas
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Willingness to pay for social services is often regarded as a means of ensuring the long-term sustainability of such services. This paper examines willingness to pay (WTP) for improved water supply in Semi-urban areas of Kasangati, Uganda. Data were collected from 100 households through convenient sampling from three villages in Kasangati. The data were analysed using descriptive statistics, logit regression, and a Bivariate Pearson correlation. Residents were willing to pay for improved water supply services. The results of a Bivariate Pearson correlation revealed that Nearness to a water source has a moderate negative significant association with WTP. The results of an ordinal logit regression analysis revealed that household size, average household income were the factors influencing residents’ willingness to pay (WTP) for improved water supply services in the study area. There is a need for government to create enabling the policy for public-private partnership in the improvement of water supply in the study area.