Uganda

by September 21, 2017

The access rates in Uganda vary from 33 % in Mubende District to 95 % in Agago District. Uganda has 127,398 domestic water points which serve a total of 25,844,924 people - 20,974,547 in rural areas. An additional 5,560 sources have been non-functional for more than 5 years and are considered abandoned. Uganda has 1,113 piped schemes.

Access

69%

Rural Functionality

85%

Equity

121

Management

88%

Gender

86%

Population Density (people/km2) and Population

50 250 1,000 2,000
  100 500 1,500  
WK Wakiso 2,427,880
KLA Kampala 1,590,359
AR Arua 837,318
KE Kasese 742,463
MU Mubende 692,511
HM Hoima 651,035
MK Mukono 648,651
YM Yumbe 569,682
TR Tororo 556,172
IG Iganga 547,794
IS Isingiro 535,913
RK Rakai 532,111
ML Mbale 526,343
KF Kamuli 521,229
MG Mayuge 517,530
MB Mbarara 502,802
JN Jinja 491,882
LR Luwero 489,142
KB Kabarole 476,786
NO Ntungamo 465,550
KJ Kyenjojo 465,419
KM Kamwenge 449,206
BU Buikwe 447,688
LI Lira 442,111
PL Pallisa 427,045
OY Oyam 417,731
BG Bugiri 412,377
NB Nebbi 407,770
AP Apac 402,824
KG Kagadi 391,023
YU Kayunga 387,085
MN Manafwa 377,781
KK Kakumiro 373,299
BY Buyende 366,895
KH Kiruhura 364,327
BI Busia 352,884
MT Mityana 344,947
KL Kabale 341,804
KZ Kyegegwa 335,497
ST Soroti 328,988
SR Serere 321,193
KR Kaliro 316,317
MS Masaka 315,583
MD Masindi 315,146
IB Ibanda 309,743
RG Rukungiri 305,490
GL Gulu 299,961
AI Amuria 298,820
KS Kisoro 292,782
KQ Kiryandongo 289,163
LW Lwengo 282,093
NM Namutumba 278,588
SS Ssembabule 273,570
BJ Butaleja 271,297
MP Mpigi 267,896
NU Kanungu 264,257
KU Kumi 261,514
KV Kole 261,073
ZM Zombo 260,847
SK Sironko 257,793
LK Luuka 252,070
AL Alebtong 246,120
BN Bundibugyo 243,498
KD Kaberamaido 242,220
BS Bushenyi 240,825
AG Agago 238,969
AD Adjumani 230,118
BE Bukedea 229,995
BA Budaka 229,651
BD Bududa 227,947
NY Namayingo 226,647
KY Kyankwanzi 225,049
NS Nakaseke 215,296
SH Sheema 213,557
BK Kibuku 202,561
RD Rubanda 202,194
AM Amuru 201,202
DK Dokolo 198,502
NG Nakasongola 197,953
BB Bulambuli 197,952
MH Maracha 196,820
KP Koboko 194,970
MM Mitooma 188,415
KX Kalungu 188,192
PD Pader 187,314
KK Katakwi 179,936
NW Nwoya 179,231
NK Nakapiripirit 179,219
KN Kaabong 178,781
OM Omoro 177,941
KT Kitgum 177,279
KA Kibaale 167,813
GM Gomba 166,484
AO Amolatar 162,913
BM Bukomansimbi 153,533
NR Ngora 153,483
KI Kiboga 151,900
NP Napak 150,025
MY Moyo 146,615
KO Kotido 140,713
LM Lamwo 138,798
RB Rubirizi 136,422
BH Buhweju 132,114
BL Buliisa 130,443
AB Abim 129,421
KC Kapchorwa 124,016
AT Amudat 119,883
OT Otuke 118,297
MR Moroto 110,739
BV Buvuma 108,235
BT Butambala 104,091
BW Bukwo 103,581
LY Lyantonde 101,896
KW Kween 99,771
NT Ntoroko 68,946
KG Kalangala 60,494

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 %
KT Kitgum 95 %
BT Butambala 95 %
PD Pader 95 %
LM Lamwo 95 %
MY Moyo 94 %
AL Alebtong 94 %
LI Lira 94 %
AD Adjumani 94 %
OM Omoro 93 %
KK Katakwi 93 %
OT Otuke 93 %
MM Mitooma 92 %
KX Kalungu 92 %
MH Maracha 92 %
NU Kanungu 91 %
KL Kabale 90 %
AM Amuru 88 %
KLA Kampala 88 %
GM Gomba 87 %
DK Dokolo 87 %
AB Abim 87 %
AO Amolatar 87 %
RG Rukungiri 86 %
BM Bukomansimbi 86 %
KN Kaabong 85 %
KW Kween 85 %
BS Bushenyi 85 %
ZM Zombo 85 %
NR Ngora 85 %
SR Serere 85 %
NS Nakaseke 84 %
SH Sheema 83 %
KP Koboko 83 %
BA Budaka 83 %
AI Amuria 82 %
KD Kaberamaido 81 %
MP Mpigi 81 %
MR Moroto 80 %
NP Napak 80 %
ST Soroti 80 %
KC Kapchorwa 80 %
KO Kotido 80 %
SK Sironko 80 %
BW Bukwo 79 %
NT Ntoroko 79 %
KM Kamwenge 79 %
NO Ntungamo 79 %
GL Gulu 78 %
AR Arua 78 %
NG Nakasongola 78 %
KB Kabarole 78 %
KF Kamuli 78 %
BI Busia 78 %
KU Kumi 77 %
LK Luuka 77 %
KI Kiboga 76 %
KV Kole 76 %
AP Apac 75 %
NW Nwoya 75 %
MK Mukono 74 %
MT Mityana 74 %
YU Kayunga 73 %
BL Buliisa 73 %
LW Lwengo 73 %
KJ Kyenjojo 72 %
BB Bulambuli 72 %
BD Bududa 72 %
KQ Kiryandongo 72 %
OY Oyam 72 %
ML Mbale 72 %
MN Manafwa 72 %
MD Masindi 71 %
KA Kibaale 71 %
MS Masaka 71 %
IG Iganga 71 %
LR Luwero 69 %
BK Kibuku 69 %
BE Bukedea 68 %
RD Rubanda 67 %
JN Jinja 67 %
PL Pallisa 66 %
NB Nebbi 66 %
BN Bundibugyo 65 %
NK Nakapiripirit 65 %
KG Kagadi 65 %
RB Rubirizi 64 %
BG Bugiri 64 %
BJ Butaleja 64 %
KE Kasese 62 %
TR Tororo 62 %
KG Kalangala 61 %
NY Namayingo 60 %
MB Mbarara 60 %
KY Kyankwanzi 59 %
BU Buikwe 58 %
HM Hoima 58 %
NM Namutumba 58 %
BH Buhweju 54 %
MG Mayuge 53 %
IB Ibanda 53 %
LY Lyantonde 52 %
AT Amudat 51 %
KR Kaliro 50 %
YM Yumbe 47 %
RK Rakai 45 %
KS Kisoro 44 %
KH Kiruhura 43 %
WK Wakiso 42 %
BY Buyende 40 %
IS Isingiro 39 %
SS Ssembabule 38 %
BV Buvuma 37 %
KZ Kyegegwa 37 %
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 86 %

KLA Kampala Unknown
LK Luuka 97 %
IS Isingiro 97 %
MN Manafwa 95 %
RB Rubirizi 95 %
BA Budaka 95 %
RD Rubanda 94 %
PL Pallisa 94 %
MB Mbarara 94 %
SR Serere 94 %
KR Kaliro 94 %
AI Amuria 94 %
BH Buhweju 94 %
BI Busia 94 %
IG Iganga 94 %
BG Bugiri 93 %
NU Kanungu 93 %
KC Kapchorwa 93 %
LY Lyantonde 93 %
KK Katakwi 93 %
MM Mitooma 92 %
SK Sironko 92 %
BD Bududa 91 %
KW Kween 91 %
BY Buyende 91 %
BE Bukedea 91 %
BK Kibuku 91 %
BS Bushenyi 90 %
BJ Butaleja 90 %
KP Koboko 90 %
AD Adjumani 90 %
OY Oyam 90 %
KG Kalangala 90 %
BU Buikwe 89 %
KS Kisoro 89 %
NR Ngora 89 %
BV Buvuma 89 %
KF Kamuli 89 %
ST Soroti 88 %
MG Mayuge 88 %
SH Sheema 88 %
MD Masindi 88 %
NM Namutumba 87 %
KD Kaberamaido 87 %
SS Ssembabule 87 %
KH Kiruhura 87 %
MU Mubende 87 %
RG Rukungiri 86 %
BM Bukomansimbi 86 %
BW Bukwo 86 %
TR Tororo 86 %
MK Mukono 86 %
KU Kumi 86 %
YU Kayunga 86 %
LI Lira 86 %
AR Arua 86 %
ML Mbale 86 %
KL Kabale 85 %
BB Bulambuli 85 %
JN Jinja 85 %
MH Maracha 84 %
HM Hoima 84 %
LR Luwero 84 %
KM Kamwenge 84 %
KQ Kiryandongo 84 %
KA Kibaale 84 %
KK Kakumiro 83 %
WK Wakiso 83 %
KY Kyankwanzi 83 %
OT Otuke 83 %
KB Kabarole 83 %
AO Amolatar 82 %
NO Ntungamo 82 %
KX Kalungu 82 %
MY Moyo 81 %
MR Moroto 81 %
DK Dokolo 81 %
NG Nakasongola 80 %
YM Yumbe 80 %
PD Pader 80 %
KV Kole 80 %
NY Namayingo 79 %
KG Kagadi 79 %
IB Ibanda 79 %
LW Lwengo 79 %
AM Amuru 79 %
AP Apac 79 %
KE Kasese 79 %
BT Butambala 78 %
MS Masaka 78 %
RK Rakai 78 %
LM Lamwo 78 %
NW Nwoya 76 %
OM Omoro 75 %
AT Amudat 75 %
BL Buliisa 75 %
GL Gulu 75 %
KJ Kyenjojo 75 %
NB Nebbi 75 %
BN Bundibugyo 74 %
KN Kaabong 74 %
AB Abim 74 %
GM Gomba 74 %
ZM Zombo 74 %
KZ Kyegegwa 74 %
NS Nakaseke 73 %
NK Nakapiripirit 73 %
KO Kotido 72 %
MP Mpigi 71 %
KI Kiboga 70 %
AG Agago 70 %
AL Alebtong 70 %
NT Ntoroko 68 %
MT Mityana 66 %
NP Napak 61 %
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/GFS65010202040
Groundwater based/Unknown33256232613088
Groundwater based/No GFS2401565025428753419970
Surface Water Based/Unknown14140001202047
Surface Water Based/No GFS6640456122323200
Surface Water Based/GFS378241191101215761251570
Unknown/GFS55422102103010
Unknown/No GFS3171132110116026010
Total1,11363810216477303141162729315

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