The latrine coverage found in this study was 265 (82.3%) which is comparable with the study conducted in Wolayta and Kambata Tambaro zones of Ethiopia  and Southwest Ethiopia . Besides to this, the result of this study was higher than the results conducted among rural communities in the district of Bahir Dar Zuria, the study of five districts of Amhara region and the report form Mali [9, 12, 13], respectively. But, the coverage in this study was lower than to the study conducted in Wolaita Sodo town (91%)  as well as Jimma town (96.7%) . The discrepancies of findings in these reports from different areas could be due to the difference in culture, educational level, type of occupation and other related factors between respondents. As well, economic reasons, socio-cultural influences, difficulties in operation and maintenance, less of a concern in designing a sanitation promotion program; affordable, durable, desirable latrine design options not readily available, credit or mutual savings not applied for sanitation [16, 4].
Regarding to type of latrine results found in this study, among 82.3% latrine coverage results, about 60.2% of them were pit latrines which is consistent with the report found in Bahirdar Zuria  and Jimma town . However, the result was lower than to the study conducted in other areas of Ethiopia [10, 14, 11, 17]. As well, the finding was lower than the Welfare Monitoring Survey report by Central Statistics Agency in 2004 . The most common reasons for difference in results could be the high cost to build latrines, followed by use of public latrines, lack of space to build, and difficult to operate and maintain when latrines are not functional were factors reported from different studies .
Though the number of adopted traditional pit latrines in this study as well as other findings varies and increasing in number, the numbers of ventilated improved pit latrines were not addressed sufficiently. The coverage of ventilated improved pit latrines (VIP) in this study was also very low (17%). Other finding result was also consistent with this result . But the result was higher than the report from Mecha District, West Gojam Ethiopia (12.5%) . Also, it is higher than the Demographic and Health Survey report of 2005 (3.5%) . The reason for low coverage of improved latrines could be, poverty, low level of priority at all levels, limited resources to promote about latrines, available human resource is underutilized, lack of equipped skilled human resource, advocacy about sanitation is not prioritized, awareness problem about improved latrines and absence of model VIP latrines in the community .
According to this finding from the households who had latrines, only about 123 (38.2%) of them had access to hand washing facilities. The remaining latrines were without these facilities. This is higher than the study conducted by the following studies [12, 9]. And lower than the report from India (53.52%) ; Wolaita Sodo (57.6%) . Moreover, from this finding only 231 (71.7%) of latrines had a latrine cover to keep the privacy of individuals, it is higher than the report from overall findings of five districts of Amhara region (29.3%) . As well as the world health service report among urban communities in 2003 (15.6%) . It is important to strengthen the health extension package program to promote establishment of sanitation facilities .
This study indicated that, religion has an impact on availability of latrines in the study area. The possible reason might be religion has a contribution to keep the norms and values in the society and promotes latrine construction indirectly. In addition, having big family influences on the community to construct latrines and the demand would be higher and higher. The result is similar with the evidence reported by Ross (2011) . Furthermore, educational level of respondents in this finding directly influences for having latrines. This finding is parallel with the following report . This is because being educated gave them awareness about the benefit of latrines. Hence, the more the society is educated the more the coverage as well the quality of latrines would be improved.