Uganda

by November 20, 2017

The access rates in Uganda vary from 33 % in Mubende District to 95 % in Pader District. Uganda has 127,839 domestic water points which serve a total of 25,936,454 people - 21,058,469 in rural areas. An additional 5,471 sources have been non-functional for more than 5 years and are considered abandoned. Uganda has 1,114 piped schemes.

Access

69%

Rural Functionality

85%

Equity

166

Management

88%

Gender

85%

Equity (Rural) for safe water access

50 150
  100 250
KLA Kampala Unknown
BY Bunyangabu 3,416
NB Nebbi 2,457
BV Buvuma 884
KL Kabale 712
NW Nwoya 610
KY Kyankwanzi 559
KK Kakumiro 525
AR Arua 417
KG Kagadi 410
IB Ibanda 390
NY Namayingo 378
MU Mubende 372
KR Kaliro 319
MK Mukono 272
WK Wakiso 227
MG Mayuge 202
KZ Kyegegwa 201
JN Jinja 184
HM Hoima 178
KO Kotido 156
NM Namutumba 154
KJ Kyenjojo 153
KS Kisoro 151
BG Bugiri 150
KE Kasese 139
BY Buyende 137
AB Abim 132
KA Kibaale 128
ML Mbale 126
MT Mityana 122
MR Moroto 116
BL Buliisa 116
NK Nakapiripirit 112
MN Manafwa 110
PL Pallisa 105
BB Bulambuli 104
KN Kaabong 104
NS Nakaseke 101
BK Kibuku 98
KB Kabarole 97
KV Kole 97
NG Nakasongola 96
YM Yumbe 94
KH Kiruhura 94
LR Luwero 91
KF Kamuli 90
TR Tororo 90
KT Kyotera 89
NT Ntoroko 89
LK Luuka 87
BN Bundibugyo 86
IS Isingiro 82
KQ Kiryandongo 82
OX Namisindwa 82
NO Ntungamo 82
BH Buhweju 81
OY Oyam 80
BU Buikwe 79
YU Kayunga 77
BT Butembo 76
NP Napak 76
IG Iganga 74
SH Sheema 74
BD Bududa 73
KI Kiboga 71
RK Rakai 68
MS Masaka 68
KW Kween 65
NU Kanungu 64
MP Mpigi 64
KC Kapchorwa 62
SS Ssembabule 61
BE Bukedea 60
LY Lyantonde 58
KP Koboko 58
BW Bukwo 58
KG Kalangala 58
ZM Zombo 57
PK Pakwach 56
BA Budaka 54
KM Kamwenge 54
DK Dokolo 53
SK Sironko 53
LW Lwengo 53
GM Gomba 51
BJ Butaleja 51
AI Amuria 51
BS Bushenyi 50
BI Busia 49
KU Kumi 48
RB Rubirizi 48
AT Amudat 47
AD Adjumani 47
AM Amuru 47
AP Apac 47
NR Ngora 45
KD Kaberamaido 43
RD Rubanda 43
OT Otuke 40
AO Amolatar 38
GL Gulu 38
MY Moyo 37
ST Soroti 36
MM Mitooma 36
SR Serere 35
PD Pader 31
KK Katakwi 31
MD Masindi 30
RG Rukiga 27
AL Alebtong 27
BT Butambala 27
MH Maracha 27
RG Rukungiri 22
LM Lamwo 22
OM Omoro 20
LI Lira 19
MB Mbarara 18
KX Kalungu 17
AG Agago 16
KT Kitgum 10
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 2,453,865
KLA Kampala 1,595,615
AR Arua 841,188
KE Kasese 745,436
MU Mubende 697,090
HM Hoima 655,561
MK Mukono 651,726
YM Yumbe 574,741
TR Tororo 558,653
IG Iganga 550,432
IS Isingiro 539,136
ML Mbale 529,160
KF Kamuli 523,393
MG Mayuge 520,266
MB Mbarara 504,660
JN Jinja 493,155
LR Luwero 491,101
KJ Kyenjojo 468,361
NO Ntungamo 467,157
KM Kamwenge 452,068
BU Buikwe 449,393
LI Lira 444,190
OY Oyam 419,824
BG Bugiri 414,504
AP Apac 404,953
KG Kagadi 394,539
YU Kayunga 388,289
RK Rakai 376,737
KK Kakumiro 376,656
BY Buyende 369,463
KH Kiruhura 366,488
BI Busia 354,658
MT Mityana 345,980
KZ Kyegegwa 339,638
ST Soroti 330,909
SR Serere 323,260
KR Kaliro 318,119
MS Masaka 316,713
MD Masindi 316,608
IB Ibanda 310,674
KB Kabarole 308,054
RG Rukungiri 306,126
GL Gulu 301,576
AI Amuria 300,477
KS Kisoro 293,840
KQ Kiryandongo 290,565
LW Lwengo 282,588
NB Nebbi 281,176
NM Namutumba 280,151
SS Ssembabule 274,835
BJ Butaleja 272,937
MP Mpigi 268,964
PL Pallisa 267,471
NU Kanungu 265,004
KU Kumi 263,095
KV Kole 262,411
ZM Zombo 262,095
SK Sironko 258,787
LK Luuka 252,977
AL Alebtong 247,205
BN Bundibugyo 244,639
KD Kaberamaido 243,806
BS Bushenyi 241,271
AG Agago 239,662
KL Kabale 239,503
BE Bukedea 231,349
BA Budaka 230,972
AD Adjumani 230,559
BD Bududa 229,623
NY Namayingo 227,966
KY Kyankwanzi 226,798
OX Namisindwa 220,332
NS Nakaseke 216,364
SH Sheema 214,026
BK Kibuku 203,818
RD Rubanda 202,618
AM Amuru 202,132
BB Bulambuli 199,560
DK Dokolo 199,433
NG Nakasongola 198,919
MH Maracha 197,477
KP Koboko 196,234
MM Mitooma 188,782
KX Kalungu 188,544
PD Pader 187,966
NW Nwoya 181,967
KK Katakwi 180,747
NK Nakapiripirit 180,733
OM Omoro 178,899
KN Kaabong 178,338
KT Kitgum 177,764
BY Bunyangabu 170,580
KA Kibaale 169,322
GM Gomba 166,901
AO Amolatar 163,851
BT Butembo 161,962
MN Manafwa 159,689
KT Kyotera 157,167
NR Ngora 154,185
BM Bukomansimbi 153,699
KI Kiboga 152,543
NP Napak 150,543
MY Moyo 145,911
KO Kotido 141,436
LM Lamwo 139,083
RB Rubirizi 136,866
BH Buhweju 132,838
BL Buliisa 131,473
AB Abim 130,721
PK Pakwach 128,644
KC Kapchorwa 124,589
AT Amudat 120,799
OT Otuke 119,151
MR Moroto 111,195
BV Buvuma 109,331
BW Bukwo 104,424
BT Butambala 104,300
RG Rukiga 103,018
LY Lyantonde 102,394
KW Kween 100,249
NT Ntoroko 69,193
KG Kalangala 60,847

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 69 %
Rural Access 70 %
Urban Access 65 %

AG Agago 95 %
BT Butambala 95 %
LM Lamwo 95 %
KT Kitgum 95 %
RG Rukiga 95 %
PD Pader 95 %
AL Alebtong 95 %
MY Moyo 94 %
LI Lira 94 %
AD Adjumani 94 %
OM Omoro 93 %
KK Katakwi 93 %
OT Otuke 93 %
MM Mitooma 92 %
KX Kalungu 92 %
MH Maracha 91 %
NU Kanungu 91 %
KL Kabale 88 %
AM Amuru 88 %
GM Gomba 88 %
KLA Kampala 87 %
DK Dokolo 87 %
AB Abim 86 %
AO Amolatar 86 %
BM Bukomansimbi 86 %
RG Rukungiri 86 %
KN Kaabong 85 %
KW Kween 85 %
BS Bushenyi 85 %
ZM Zombo 84 %
NR Ngora 84 %
SR Serere 84 %
NS Nakaseke 84 %
SH Sheema 83 %
KP Koboko 83 %
AI Amuria 82 %
KD Kaberamaido 81 %
NP Napak 81 %
KB Kabarole 81 %
KM Kamwenge 81 %
BW Bukwo 80 %
MP Mpigi 80 %
ST Soroti 80 %
MR Moroto 80 %
BA Budaka 80 %
KC Kapchorwa 80 %
KO Kotido 80 %
NT Ntoroko 79 %
SK Sironko 79 %
NO Ntungamo 79 %
GL Gulu 78 %
NG Nakasongola 78 %
AR Arua 78 %
KF Kamuli 78 %
BI Busia 77 %
KU Kumi 77 %
LK Luuka 77 %
KI Kiboga 75 %
KV Kole 75 %
AP Apac 75 %
KQ Kiryandongo 75 %
NB Nebbi 75 %
MK Mukono 74 %
MT Mityana 74 %
MN Manafwa 74 %
NW Nwoya 74 %
YU Kayunga 73 %
BD Bududa 73 %
BL Buliisa 73 %
BY Bunyangabu 72 %
LW Lwengo 72 %
KJ Kyenjojo 72 %
BB Bulambuli 72 %
ML Mbale 72 %
OY Oyam 72 %
MD Masindi 72 %
MS Masaka 71 %
KA Kibaale 71 %
IG Iganga 70 %
RD Rubanda 70 %
OX Namisindwa 70 %
BE Bukedea 69 %
LR Luwero 69 %
BK Kibuku 69 %
BT Butembo 67 %
JN Jinja 67 %
PL Pallisa 65 %
BN Bundibugyo 65 %
NK Nakapiripirit 64 %
KG Kagadi 64 %
RB Rubirizi 64 %
BG Bugiri 64 %
BJ Butaleja 63 %
KT Kyotera 63 %
KE Kasese 62 %
TR Tororo 62 %
KG Kalangala 61 %
NY Namayingo 60 %
MB Mbarara 59 %
KY Kyankwanzi 59 %
BU Buikwe 58 %
HM Hoima 58 %
NM Namutumba 57 %
BH Buhweju 54 %
MG Mayuge 54 %
IB Ibanda 53 %
LY Lyantonde 52 %
AT Amudat 51 %
KR Kaliro 51 %
YM Yumbe 47 %
PK Pakwach 46 %
KS Kisoro 44 %
KH Kiruhura 43 %
WK Wakiso 42 %
BY Buyende 40 %
IS Isingiro 39 %
SS Ssembabule 38 %
BV Buvuma 37 %
RK Rakai 37 %
KZ Kyegegwa 36 %
KK Kakumiro 36 %
MU Mubende 33 %

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
LK Luuka 97 %
IS Isingiro 97 %
PL Pallisa 97 %
OX Namisindwa 96 %
RB Rubirizi 95 %
RD Rubanda 95 %
MN Manafwa 94 %
MB Mbarara 94 %
KR Kaliro 94 %
SR Serere 94 %
AI Amuria 94 %
BH Buhweju 94 %
BI Busia 94 %
IG Iganga 94 %
BG Bugiri 93 %
BA Budaka 93 %
NU Kanungu 93 %
KC Kapchorwa 93 %
LY Lyantonde 93 %
KK Katakwi 93 %
MM Mitooma 92 %
BT Butembo 92 %
SK Sironko 92 %
BU Buikwe 91 %
BE Bukedea 91 %
KW Kween 91 %
BY Buyende 91 %
BK Kibuku 91 %
BS Bushenyi 90 %
BJ Butaleja 90 %
KP Koboko 90 %
AD Adjumani 90 %
OY Oyam 90 %
KG Kalangala 90 %
KS Kisoro 89 %
NR Ngora 89 %
BV Buvuma 89 %
KF Kamuli 89 %
ST Soroti 88 %
MG Mayuge 88 %
SH Sheema 88 %
MD Masindi 88 %
BY Bunyangabu 88 %
NM Namutumba 87 %
BW Bukwo 87 %
KD Kaberamaido 87 %
SS Ssembabule 87 %
KL Kabale 87 %
MU Mubende 87 %
BM Bukomansimbi 87 %
KH Kiruhura 87 %
MK Mukono 87 %
RG Rukungiri 86 %
TR Tororo 86 %
KU Kumi 86 %
YU Kayunga 86 %
LI Lira 86 %
ML Mbale 86 %
AR Arua 86 %
BB Bulambuli 85 %
BD Bududa 84 %
KM Kamwenge 84 %
MH Maracha 84 %
HM Hoima 84 %
LR Luwero 84 %
KA Kibaale 84 %
JN Jinja 83 %
KK Kakumiro 83 %
KY Kyankwanzi 83 %
WK Wakiso 83 %
KQ Kiryandongo 83 %
RG Rukiga 82 %
AO Amolatar 82 %
NO Ntungamo 82 %
RK Rakai 82 %
KX Kalungu 82 %
MY Moyo 81 %
MR Moroto 81 %
KB Kabarole 81 %
DK Dokolo 81 %
NG Nakasongola 80 %
YM Yumbe 80 %
NY Namayingo 80 %
PD Pader 80 %
KV Kole 80 %
KG Kagadi 79 %
IB Ibanda 79 %
LW Lwengo 79 %
AM Amuru 79 %
AP Apac 79 %
MS Masaka 79 %
BT Butambala 79 %
KE Kasese 79 %
LM Lamwo 78 %
OT Otuke 78 %
NB Nebbi 77 %
NW Nwoya 76 %
KN Kaabong 75 %
OM Omoro 75 %
AT Amudat 75 %
GM Gomba 75 %
GL Gulu 75 %
KJ Kyenjojo 75 %
BN Bundibugyo 74 %
KZ Kyegegwa 74 %
ZM Zombo 74 %
NS Nakaseke 73 %
NK Nakapiripirit 73 %
AB Abim 73 %
KO Kotido 72 %
MP Mpigi 71 %
KI Kiboga 70 %
AG Agago 70 %
BL Buliisa 69 %
AL Alebtong 68 %
PK Pakwach 68 %
NT Ntoroko 68 %
KT Kyotera 66 %
MT Mityana 66 %
NP Napak 62 %
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
Groundwater based/GFS76010302040
Groundwater based/Unknown34266232713088
Groundwater based/No GFS2401565025428753419970
Surface Water Based/Unknown14140001202047
Surface Water Based/No GFS6640456122323200
Surface Water Based/GFS378241191101215761251570
Unknown/GFS55422102103010
Unknown/No GFS3161122110116026010
Total1,11463910216477305141162729315

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