Optimizing the Transportation of Potable Water to Kaura- Namoda and Its Surrounding Villages

Abimbola Nurudeen Gbolahan Adeshina, Asma’U Bello


The importance of potable water in life can never be over – emphasized. In this research paper, the transportation of potable water to Kaura – Namoda and its surrounding villages was optimized. Vogel’s approximation method in Tora software package was used. The minimum cost of transporting potable water from two treatment plants to 9 different communities (11 reservoirs) was obtained. It was found that the total required water consumption per person per day of the communities is 12,212,796 liters. An optimal value of N223, 662.39k was obtained in transporting the required quantities of water to all the communities every day.

Keywords: Optimization, Transportation, Transshipment, Potable water

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