Uganda

by July 26, 2017

The access rates in Uganda vary from 30 % in Mubende District to 95 % in Butambala District. Uganda has 125,858 domestic water points which serve a total of 26,011,989 people - 21,272,684 in rural areas. An additional 5,778 sources have been non-functional for more than 5 years and are considered abandoned. Uganda has 1,111 piped schemes.

Access

68%

Rural Functionality

84%

Equity

112

Management

88%

Gender

85%

Population Density (people/km2) and Population

50 250 1,000 2,000
  100 500 1,500  
WK Wakiso 2,394,556
KLA Kampala 1,605,491
KA Kibaale 916,087
AR Arua 849,964
MU Mubende 770,342
KE Kasese 752,167
MK Mukono 650,699
HM Hoima 645,339
TR Tororo 568,268
YM Yumbe 563,010
KL Kabale 554,091
IG Iganga 549,935
RK Rakai 549,115
IS Isingiro 545,051
ML Mbale 539,923
KF Kamuli 526,555
MG Mayuge 524,429
NO Ntungamo 519,420
KB Kabarole 506,978
MB Mbarara 505,381
LR Luwero 490,879
JN Jinja 489,823
GL Gulu 486,419
KJ Kyenjojo 471,946
KM Kamwenge 469,509
BU Buikwe 466,047
LI Lira 444,980
BG Bugiri 426,008
PL Pallisa 424,676
OY Oyam 422,735
NB Nebbi 419,807
AP Apac 403,725
YU Kayunga 390,715
MN Manafwa 378,168
KH Kiruhura 363,405
BY Buyende 360,638
BI Busia 354,754
MT Mityana 348,938
KZ Kyegegwa 339,154
RG Rukungiri 332,435
ST Soroti 328,165
MD Masindi 317,204
SR Serere 316,289
MS Masaka 315,587
KS Kisoro 305,680
AI Amuria 297,421
KQ Kiryandongo 291,407
KU Kumi 285,983
LW Lwengo 284,042
NM Namutumba 278,656
SS Ssembabule 273,865
BJ Butaleja 272,464
MP Mpigi 269,401
NU Kanungu 264,787
KV Kole 264,018
SK Sironko 263,603
IB Ibanda 261,462
KR Kaliro 261,445
ZM Zombo 260,898
LK Luuka 256,938
NY Namayingo 246,460
KY Kyankwanzi 243,884
BS Bushenyi 243,382
AL Alebtong 243,062
BN Bundibugyo 242,898
AD Adjumani 240,753
BD Bududa 239,575
AG Agago 239,224
KD Kaberamaido 238,378
KP Koboko 232,314
BA Budaka 229,888
BK Kibuku 225,135
SH Sheema 219,990
NS Nakaseke 215,223
KT Kitgum 213,944
BE Bukedea 208,799
AM Amuru 206,233
BB Bulambuli 203,167
DK Dokolo 197,854
NG Nakasongola 197,714
MH Maracha 197,247
NK Nakapiripirit 195,413
KO Kotido 195,337
PD Pader 195,131
MM Mitooma 191,955
KX Kalungu 190,250
KK Katakwi 178,873
GM Gomba 167,214
AO Amolatar 162,021
KN Kaabong 161,872
KI Kiboga 159,826
NP Napak 154,151
NR Ngora 154,117
BM Bukomansimbi 153,982
NW Nwoya 149,108
LM Lamwo 138,935
RB Rubirizi 136,783
BH Buhweju 136,194
BL Buliisa 129,659
AB Abim 128,746
AT Amudat 127,070
MY Moyo 125,866
OT Otuke 119,287
KC Kapchorwa 113,268
MR Moroto 112,218
BV Buvuma 106,350
BT Butambala 104,044
KW Kween 103,818
LY Lyantonde 102,816
BW Bukwo 102,288
NT Ntoroko 68,426
KG Kalangala 58,979

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 68 %
Urban Access 68 %

BT Butambala 95 %
LM Lamwo 95 %
PD Pader 95 %
AG Agago 95 %
KT Kitgum 95 %
MY Moyo 95 %
AL Alebtong 94 %
LI Lira 94 %
AD Adjumani 93 %
KK Katakwi 93 %
OT Otuke 93 %
MM Mitooma 92 %
KX Kalungu 91 %
KN Kaabong 91 %
MH Maracha 91 %
NU Kanungu 90 %
SH Sheema 89 %
GM Gomba 87 %
KLA Kampala 87 %
AO Amolatar 87 %
DK Dokolo 87 %
AM Amuru 87 %
AB Abim 86 %
ZM Zombo 86 %
BM Bukomansimbi 86 %
KC Kapchorwa 86 %
BS Bushenyi 85 %
NS Nakaseke 85 %
NR Ngora 85 %
SR Serere 84 %
RG Rukungiri 84 %
GL Gulu 83 %
KW Kween 83 %
NW Nwoya 83 %
AI Amuria 83 %
KD Kaberamaido 82 %
BA Budaka 81 %
KL Kabale 81 %
ST Soroti 80 %
MP Mpigi 80 %
NP Napak 80 %
KO Kotido 79 %
NT Ntoroko 78 %
MR Moroto 78 %
BW Bukwo 78 %
MT Mityana 78 %
SK Sironko 78 %
AR Arua 77 %
KB Kabarole 76 %
NG Nakasongola 75 %
KM Kamwenge 75 %
BI Busia 75 %
LK Luuka 75 %
KJ Kyenjojo 75 %
BE Bukedea 74 %
KF Kamuli 74 %
MK Mukono 74 %
KP Koboko 74 %
KV Kole 74 %
NO Ntungamo 73 %
AP Apac 73 %
KI Kiboga 73 %
KQ Kiryandongo 72 %
YU Kayunga 72 %
LW Lwengo 72 %
ML Mbale 72 %
BL Buliisa 72 %
MD Masindi 72 %
KU Kumi 71 %
IG Iganga 71 %
OY Oyam 71 %
MS Masaka 70 %
NB Nebbi 70 %
BB Bulambuli 70 %
BN Bundibugyo 69 %
MN Manafwa 69 %
LR Luwero 69 %
BD Bududa 67 %
JN Jinja 66 %
MB Mbarara 66 %
PL Pallisa 66 %
BK Kibuku 65 %
BG Bugiri 65 %
RB Rubirizi 64 %
IB Ibanda 62 %
KG Kalangala 62 %
BJ Butaleja 62 %
KE Kasese 61 %
KR Kaliro 61 %
TR Tororo 60 %
NM Namutumba 60 %
HM Hoima 59 %
NK Nakapiripirit 59 %
BU Buikwe 56 %
KY Kyankwanzi 55 %
BH Buhweju 54 %
KA Kibaale 53 %
MG Mayuge 53 %
LY Lyantonde 52 %
NY Namayingo 51 %
AT Amudat 48 %
KS Kisoro 47 %
YM Yumbe 46 %
RK Rakai 46 %
WK Wakiso 42 %
KH Kiruhura 41 %
BY Buyende 38 %
IS Isingiro 38 %
BV Buvuma 38 %
SS Ssembabule 38 %
KZ Kyegegwa 35 %
MU Mubende 30 %

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 84 %
Urban Functionality 85 %

KLA Kampala Unknown
LK Luuka 97 %
IS Isingiro 97 %
MN Manafwa 95 %
RB Rubirizi 95 %
MB Mbarara 94 %
BA Budaka 94 %
PL Pallisa 94 %
KR Kaliro 94 %
AI Amuria 94 %
BH Buhweju 94 %
BG Bugiri 93 %
SR Serere 93 %
NU Kanungu 93 %
LY Lyantonde 93 %
KK Katakwi 93 %
IG Iganga 92 %
SK Sironko 91 %
MM Mitooma 91 %
BE Bukedea 91 %
BD Bududa 91 %
KW Kween 91 %
BY Buyende 90 %
BJ Butaleja 90 %
BK Kibuku 90 %
BS Bushenyi 90 %
KP Koboko 90 %
OY Oyam 90 %
KG Kalangala 90 %
AD Adjumani 89 %
BU Buikwe 89 %
KS Kisoro 89 %
NR Ngora 89 %
BV Buvuma 89 %
ST Soroti 88 %
KF Kamuli 88 %
MG Mayuge 88 %
SH Sheema 88 %
MD Masindi 88 %
KL Kabale 87 %
NM Namutumba 87 %
KD Kaberamaido 87 %
SS Ssembabule 86 %
KH Kiruhura 86 %
RG Rukungiri 86 %
BM Bukomansimbi 86 %
BW Bukwo 86 %
MU Mubende 86 %
MK Mukono 86 %
TR Tororo 86 %
YU Kayunga 86 %
BI Busia 86 %
KU Kumi 86 %
AR Arua 86 %
ML Mbale 86 %
ZM Zombo 85 %
JN Jinja 85 %
BB Bulambuli 85 %
KC Kapchorwa 85 %
KY Kyankwanzi 84 %
MH Maracha 84 %
HM Hoima 84 %
LR Luwero 84 %
KB Kabarole 84 %
WK Wakiso 83 %
KQ Kiryandongo 83 %
KA Kibaale 83 %
OT Otuke 83 %
KM Kamwenge 83 %
KX Kalungu 83 %
NO Ntungamo 82 %
AO Amolatar 82 %
MY Moyo 81 %
IB Ibanda 81 %
DK Dokolo 80 %
MR Moroto 80 %
PD Pader 80 %
YM Yumbe 80 %
KE Kasese 80 %
KV Kole 79 %
LW Lwengo 79 %
BT Butambala 78 %
NY Namayingo 78 %
AM Amuru 78 %
MS Masaka 78 %
RK Rakai 78 %
LM Lamwo 78 %
AP Apac 77 %
KJ Kyenjojo 77 %
LI Lira 76 %
BN Bundibugyo 75 %
AT Amudat 75 %
NB Nebbi 75 %
BL Buliisa 75 %
NW Nwoya 74 %
AB Abim 74 %
GL Gulu 74 %
KN Kaabong 74 %
GM Gomba 74 %
MT Mityana 73 %
KZ Kyegegwa 73 %
NK Nakapiripirit 73 %
NS Nakaseke 73 %
KO Kotido 71 %
MP Mpigi 71 %
KI Kiboga 70 %
AL Alebtong 69 %
AG Agago 69 %
NG Nakasongola 68 %
NT Ntoroko 68 %
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/Unknown32256132612078
Groundwater based/No GFS2401565025428753419970
Surface Water Based/Unknown13130001102047
Surface Water Based/No GFS6640456122323200
Surface Water Based/GFS378241191101215761251570
Unknown/GFS55422102103010
Unknown/No GFS3171132110116026010
Total1,11163710216377302141152729215

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