Uganda

by December 14, 2018

The access rates in Uganda vary from 34 % in Kyegegwa District to 95 % in Pader District. Uganda has 130,977 domestic water points which serve a total of 26,664,245 people - 21,720,223 in rural areas. An additional 5,216 sources have been non-functional for more than 5 years and are considered abandoned. Uganda has 1,211 piped schemes.

Access

68%

Rural Functionality

85%

Equity

119

Management

89%

Gender

85%

Equity (Rural) for safe water access

50 150
  100 250
KLA Kampala Unknown
BV Buvuma 942
NY Namayingo 679
KK Kakumiro 516
KY Kyankwanzi 454
AR Arua 430
KG Kagadi 422
MU Mubende 369
IB Ibanda 346
KR Kaliro 314
MK Mukono 272
WK Wakiso 222
KZ Kyegegwa 218
MG Mayuge 194
JN Jinja 188
HM Hoima 180
KJ Kyenjojo 160
NM Namutumba 159
KS Kisoro 153
KO Kotido 152
AB Abim 147
KE Kasese 144
BG Bugiri 133
ML Mbale 133
BY Buyende 131
KA Kibaale 126
NK Nakapiripirit 121
BL Buliisa 119
MT Mityana 112
MR Moroto 112
MN Manafwa 112
NS Nakaseke 105
KN Kaabong 103
BB Bulambuli 100
PL Pallisa 97
KB Kabarole 96
BK Kibuku 93
KH Kiruhura 91
NG Nakasongola 91
TR Tororo 91
KQ Kiryandongo 90
NW Nwoya 89
KF Kamuli 88
LR Luwero 87
BN Bundibugyo 87
KT Kyotera 87
BH Buhweju 86
OX Namisindwa 84
NO Ntungamo 83
NT Ntoroko 83
OY Oyam 82
LK Luuka 80
IS Isingiro 79
BU Buikwe 79
NB Nebbi 78
NP Napak 77
SH Sheema 75
IG Iganga 75
BD Bududa 74
KC Kapchorwa 71
KV Kole 71
KW Kween 70
YU Kayunga 69
BT Butembo 68
BY Bunyangabu 67
KI Kiboga 67
RK Rakai 67
BW Bukwo 65
MP Mpigi 65
NU Kanungu 64
YM Yumbe 64
SS Ssembabule 62
BE Bukedea 61
MS Masaka 58
ZM Zombo 57
KM Kamwenge 57
BA Budaka 56
PK Pakwach 56
KP Koboko 55
KL Kabale 53
SK Sironko 52
LW Lwengo 52
DK Dokolo 52
GM Gomba 52
KG Kalangala 51
KU Kumi 50
BI Busia 50
BJ Butaleja 50
BS Bushenyi 49
AI Amuria 48
RB Rubirizi 47
AM Amuru 47
AD Adjumani 45
AP Apac 45
KD Kaberamaido 43
LY Lyantonde 43
NR Ngora 41
MY Moyo 35
MM Mitooma 35
ST Soroti 35
GL Gulu 35
SR Serere 35
OT Otuke 35
KK Katakwi 32
RD Rubanda 32
PD Pader 30
AO Amolatar 29
AL Alebtong 28
MD Masindi 27
RG Rukiga 27
BT Butambala 26
LM Lamwo 26
MH Maracha 25
AT Amudat 25
RG Rukungiri 22
LI Lira 19
OM Omoro 19
KX Kalungu 18
MB Mbarara 18
AG Agago 15
KT Kitgum 11
BM Bukomansimbi 10

Equity presents the deviation between the number of persons per improved water point in rural sub-counties. The higher the value the greater the inequity, while a lower value indicates a better equity.

Population Density (people/km2) and Population

50 250 1,000 2,000
  100 500 1,500  
WK Wakiso 2,622,337
KLA Kampala 1,629,695
AR Arua 866,279
KE Kasese 764,714
MU Mubende 726,777
HM Hoima 684,899
MK Mukono 671,658
YM Yumbe 607,539
TR Tororo 574,734
IG Iganga 567,539
IS Isingiro 560,034
ML Mbale 547,421
MG Mayuge 538,005
KF Kamuli 537,421
MB Mbarara 516,708
LR Luwero 503,802
JN Jinja 501,408
KJ Kyenjojo 487,437
NO Ntungamo 477,575
KM Kamwenge 470,619
BU Buikwe 460,451
LI Lira 457,671
OY Oyam 433,396
BG Bugiri 428,292
AP Apac 418,756
KG Kagadi 417,335
KK Kakumiro 398,419
YU Kayunga 396,093
BY Buyende 386,112
RK Rakai 384,942
KH Kiruhura 380,505
KZ Kyegegwa 366,483
BI Busia 366,160
MT Mityana 352,679
ST Soroti 343,358
SR Serere 336,660
KR Kaliro 329,802
MD Masindi 326,085
MS Masaka 324,042
IB Ibanda 316,710
KB Kabarole 315,763
GL Gulu 312,046
AI Amuria 311,221
RG Rukungiri 310,249
KS Kisoro 300,701
KQ Kiryandongo 299,656
NB Nebbi 290,294
NM Namutumba 290,285
LW Lwengo 285,797
BJ Butaleja 283,573
SS Ssembabule 283,032
PL Pallisa 277,118
MP Mpigi 275,892
KU Kumi 273,348
KV Kole 271,085
ZM Zombo 270,186
NU Kanungu 269,850
SK Sironko 265,236
LK Luuka 258,857
AL Alebtong 254,244
KD Kaberamaido 254,089
BN Bundibugyo 252,038
BS Bushenyi 244,164
AG Agago 244,152
KL Kabale 242,754
BD Bududa 240,491
BE Bukedea 240,124
BA Budaka 239,543
KY Kyankwanzi 238,138
NY Namayingo 236,519
AD Adjumani 233,421
OX Namisindwa 227,981
NS Nakaseke 223,291
SH Sheema 217,066
BK Kibuku 211,972
BB Bulambuli 209,989
AM Amuru 208,161
DK Dokolo 205,465
RD Rubanda 205,368
NG Nakasongola 205,184
KP Koboko 204,429
MH Maracha 201,736
NW Nwoya 199,707
PD Pader 192,198
MM Mitooma 191,165
KX Kalungu 190,825
NK Nakapiripirit 190,548
KK Katakwi 186,006
OM Omoro 185,110
KT Kitgum 180,907
KA Kibaale 179,105
KN Kaabong 175,470
BY Bunyangabu 174,849
AO Amolatar 169,930
GM Gomba 169,607
BT Butembo 167,804
MN Manafwa 163,828
KT Kyotera 160,590
NR Ngora 158,735
KI Kiboga 156,711
BM Bukomansimbi 154,777
NP Napak 153,900
KO Kotido 146,126
MY Moyo 141,349
LM Lamwo 140,926
RB Rubirizi 139,746
AB Abim 139,153
BL Buliisa 138,155
BH Buhweju 137,532
PK Pakwach 132,817
KC Kapchorwa 128,310
AT Amudat 126,740
OT Otuke 124,692
BV Buvuma 116,438
MR Moroto 114,152
BW Bukwo 109,892
BT Butambala 105,649
LY Lyantonde 105,619
RG Rukiga 104,416
KW Kween 103,355
NT Ntoroko 70,794
KG Kalangala 63,137

Population figures are projections to the above mentioned date based on UBOS census 2014 and district growth rates. Population density is calculated on land area only. Boundaries reflect the preliminary status only.

Access to Safe Water

20 % 60 %
  40 % 80 %
Total Access 68 %
Rural Access 69 %
Urban Access 64 %

PD Pader 95 %
BT Butambala 95 %
LM Lamwo 95 %
RG Rukiga 95 %
AG Agago 95 %
KT Kitgum 95 %
MY Moyo 95 %
AL Alebtong 94 %
AD Adjumani 94 %
OT Otuke 94 %
LI Lira 93 %
OM Omoro 93 %
MM Mitooma 92 %
KK Katakwi 92 %
KX Kalungu 92 %
MH Maracha 91 %
NU Kanungu 90 %
AO Amolatar 90 %
KL Kabale 88 %
AM Amuru 88 %
GM Gomba 87 %
NR Ngora 87 %
BM Bukomansimbi 86 %
NT Ntoroko 86 %
DK Dokolo 86 %
RG Rukungiri 86 %
KN Kaabong 86 %
KLA Kampala 86 %
BS Bushenyi 85 %
KW Kween 85 %
ZM Zombo 84 %
AB Abim 84 %
KP Koboko 84 %
NS Nakaseke 83 %
SH Sheema 83 %
SR Serere 82 %
BA Budaka 82 %
AI Amuria 82 %
NP Napak 81 %
KO Kotido 81 %
KM Kamwenge 80 %
NG Nakasongola 80 %
KB Kabarole 80 %
MR Moroto 80 %
KD Kaberamaido 80 %
BW Bukwo 80 %
MP Mpigi 80 %
KC Kapchorwa 79 %
ST Soroti 79 %
SK Sironko 79 %
KF Kamuli 78 %
NO Ntungamo 78 %
LK Luuka 77 %
GL Gulu 77 %
BI Busia 77 %
KU Kumi 76 %
AR Arua 76 %
MT Mityana 76 %
RD Rubanda 76 %
KV Kole 76 %
KI Kiboga 76 %
AP Apac 75 %
NB Nebbi 74 %
MN Manafwa 74 %
YU Kayunga 74 %
KQ Kiryandongo 73 %
MK Mukono 73 %
BY Bunyangabu 72 %
LW Lwengo 72 %
BD Bududa 72 %
BB Bulambuli 72 %
BL Buliisa 72 %
MD Masindi 71 %
MS Masaka 71 %
OY Oyam 71 %
KJ Kyenjojo 71 %
ML Mbale 71 %
KA Kibaale 70 %
IG Iganga 70 %
LR Luwero 69 %
BK Kibuku 69 %
NW Nwoya 69 %
OX Namisindwa 69 %
BE Bukedea 68 %
BT Butembo 67 %
JN Jinja 66 %
KG Kalangala 66 %
BG Bugiri 66 %
PL Pallisa 65 %
RB Rubirizi 65 %
BN Bundibugyo 64 %
KG Kagadi 64 %
KT Kyotera 63 %
BJ Butaleja 63 %
KE Kasese 62 %
TR Tororo 62 %
NK Nakapiripirit 61 %
NY Namayingo 60 %
MB Mbarara 60 %
KY Kyankwanzi 60 %
BH Buhweju 59 %
BU Buikwe 58 %
HM Hoima 57 %
NM Namutumba 57 %
MG Mayuge 55 %
AT Amudat 53 %
IB Ibanda 52 %
LY Lyantonde 51 %
KR Kaliro 49 %
YM Yumbe 47 %
PK Pakwach 47 %
KH Kiruhura 43 %
KS Kisoro 43 %
IS Isingiro 43 %
WK Wakiso 40 %
BY Buyende 39 %
RK Rakai 37 %
SS Ssembabule 37 %
MU Mubende 36 %
KK Kakumiro 35 %
BV Buvuma 34 %
KZ Kyegegwa 34 %

Access to safe water is the ratio of people served by a safe water point and piped water supply to the total population.
The calculation is based on an estimated number of people per water point type. Maximum access rate can be 95%.

Functionality of Point Water Sources

60 % 80 %
70 % 90 %
Rural Functionality 85 %
Urban Functionality 85 %

KLA Kampala Unknown
OX Namisindwa 98 %
IS Isingiro 97 %
PL Pallisa 97 %
LK Luuka 96 %
MB Mbarara 95 %
RB Rubirizi 95 %
KR Kaliro 95 %
RD Rubanda 95 %
MN Manafwa 94 %
SR Serere 94 %
AI Amuria 94 %
BI Busia 94 %
BH Buhweju 94 %
IG Iganga 94 %
BG Bugiri 94 %
LY Lyantonde 93 %
MG Mayuge 93 %
BA Budaka 93 %
NU Kanungu 93 %
KK Katakwi 93 %
YM Yumbe 92 %
BT Butembo 92 %
KC Kapchorwa 92 %
MM Mitooma 92 %
NR Ngora 92 %
BU Buikwe 92 %
KW Kween 92 %
BY Buyende 91 %
BE Bukedea 91 %
BK Kibuku 91 %
BJ Butaleja 91 %
OY Oyam 90 %
KG Kalangala 90 %
AD Adjumani 90 %
BD Bududa 90 %
BV Buvuma 89 %
SK Sironko 89 %
BW Bukwo 89 %
KP Koboko 88 %
MD Masindi 88 %
MU Mubende 88 %
KF Kamuli 88 %
BY Bunyangabu 88 %
SH Sheema 88 %
HM Hoima 87 %
KD Kaberamaido 87 %
KH Kiruhura 87 %
KS Kisoro 87 %
KL Kabale 87 %
BM Bukomansimbi 87 %
TR Tororo 87 %
ML Mbale 87 %
YU Kayunga 87 %
KU Kumi 86 %
RG Rukungiri 86 %
MK Mukono 86 %
LI Lira 86 %
NM Namutumba 86 %
KQ Kiryandongo 86 %
AR Arua 86 %
BB Bulambuli 86 %
LR Luwero 85 %
SS Ssembabule 85 %
KM Kamwenge 85 %
BS Bushenyi 85 %
ST Soroti 85 %
BN Bundibugyo 85 %
JN Jinja 85 %
MH Maracha 84 %
KY Kyankwanzi 84 %
KA Kibaale 84 %
NP Napak 84 %
WK Wakiso 84 %
KK Kakumiro 84 %
RG Rukiga 82 %
RK Rakai 82 %
NO Ntungamo 82 %
NG Nakasongola 82 %
KX Kalungu 82 %
MY Moyo 82 %
KB Kabarole 82 %
MR Moroto 81 %
DK Dokolo 81 %
NY Namayingo 81 %
KV Kole 80 %
MS Masaka 80 %
LM Lamwo 79 %
LW Lwengo 79 %
KE Kasese 79 %
BT Butambala 79 %
AM Amuru 78 %
AO Amolatar 78 %
NW Nwoya 77 %
NB Nebbi 77 %
OT Otuke 77 %
PD Pader 77 %
KN Kaabong 76 %
GL Gulu 76 %
AT Amudat 76 %
OM Omoro 76 %
KJ Kyenjojo 75 %
ZM Zombo 75 %
AB Abim 74 %
NS Nakaseke 74 %
NK Nakapiripirit 74 %
IB Ibanda 74 %
KO Kotido 73 %
NT Ntoroko 73 %
AP Apac 73 %
KZ Kyegegwa 72 %
MP Mpigi 72 %
BL Buliisa 71 %
KI Kiboga 71 %
AG Agago 71 %
PK Pakwach 70 %
AL Alebtong 69 %
MT Mityana 67 %
KT Kyotera 67 %
GM Gomba 61 %
KG Kagadi 60 %
KT Kitgum 59 %

Functionality is the ratio of functional water sources to all water sources. Sources not operating for five or more years are assumed to be abandoned, and hence are not included in the calculation.

People served per technology

Reasons for non-functionality

Type of Management

Source of Funding

Piped Water Supply Systems

Type of Scheme/GFSNo. of SchemesFunctionality of SystemType of ManagementWB in place
FunctionalNon-FunctionalPartially FunctionalPrivate OperatorWSCPrivate/IndividualNWSCOtherYesNo
Combined Water Based/No GFS42011002010
Combined Water Based/Unknown54010500040
Groundwater based/Unknown11496108178051205321
Groundwater based/No GFS2321494925398453419920
Groundwater based/GFS1312010902081
Surface Water Based/Unknown2826112193401013
Surface Water Based/GFS382242201121316061251582
Surface Water Based/No GFS6640456122323200
Unknown/No GFS312109219116026010
Unknown/GFS55422102103010
Total1,21172210717391376211272734837

GFS = Gravity Flow Scheme; WB = Water Board; WSC = Water Source Committee