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NAN reports that 20 litres jerry can of water is now selling for N20 as against N10 in the past.
Yaro Hamisu, a water vendor, said he makes N600 from the sale of water as against N200 in the previous weeks.
He said he sourced his water from available hand pumps and open wells in the area.
A resident, Alhaji Musa Muhammad, decried the scarcity of water supply in the area and urged relevant agencies to come to the aid of the people.
Muhammad said households now depended on unreliable sources and water vendors despite its impurity.
He called on the state government and the Hadejia Local Government council to adopt practical measures to end water scarcity in the area. (NAN)