Sanitation is said to be a means of promoting and encouraging good health through prevention of human contact with the hazards of wastes as well as the treatment and proper disposal of sewage or waste water. Hazards can be physical, biological microbiological or chemical agents of disease. Wastes that can cause health problems include human and animal excreta, solid wastes, domestic wastewater (sewage or grey water) industrial wastes and agricultural wastes.
According to Honourable Commissioner for Environment of Delta State Hon. John O. Nani through his SA on Technical Matters Comr. Sagboje Odiri Milton said the main objective of a sanitation system is to protect and promote human health by providing a clean environment and breaking the causes of disease in our society.
Providing sanitation to the good people of Delta State requires a systematic approach, rather than only focusing on the waste water treatment and its plant. Sanitation generally refers to the provision of facilities and services for the safe disposal of human urine and feces. The word ‘sanitation’ also refers to the maintenance of hygienic conditions, through services such as garbage collection and wastewater disposal.
He further gave types of sanitation to include Community-led total sanitation, Dry sanitation, Ecological sanitation, Environmental sanitation and Improved and unimproved sanitation. The Honourable commissioner for Environment expresses his gratitude towards Deltans turn up for the monthly sanitation and key into the SMART AGENDA of Governor Ifeanyi Okowa.