Water is one of the most important natural resources for all life on earth. The availability and quality of water always have played an important part in determining not only where people can live, but also their quality of life. Even though there always has been plenty of fresh water on earth, water has not always been available when and where it is needed, nor is it always of suitable quality for all uses. Water must be considered as a finite resource that has limits and boundaries to its availability and suitability for use.Inadequate water supply in Arawa area of Gombe has been associated with lack of accessibility and population increase . As population of the area increases with time, competition for water demand also increases which outweighs the supply of water in the area thereby rendering water supply inadequate.Also reasons such as the inability to extract water from sources due to non-distribution of public water supply systems and lack of maintenance of water facilities in the study area have contributed to the insufficiency of water supply.The survey was carried out as a result of the inadequacies in the provision of public water supply in Arawa community. So far, the research was able to dictate the nature and problems of water supply in the study area. The field survey and analysis shows that the problem of water supply in the area ranges from the absence of public pipe borne water which have been related to the neglect of the area by the state water corporation board, poor maintenance of facilities due to lack of funds as well as the rapid population growth of the area.