Uganda

by August 20, 2018

The access rates in Uganda vary from 35 % in Kyegegwa District to 95 % in Kitgum District. Uganda has 130,824 domestic water points which serve a total of 26,550,109 people - 21,619,167 in rural areas. An additional 5,207 sources have been non-functional for more than 5 years and are considered abandoned. Uganda has 1,211 piped schemes.

Access

69%

Rural Functionality

85%

Equity

139

Management

89%

Gender

85%

Equity (Rural) for safe water access

50 150
  100 250
KLA Kampala Unknown
NB Nebbi 2,510
BV Buvuma 924
NW Nwoya 652
KK Kakumiro 510
NY Namayingo 475
KY Kyankwanzi 448
AR Arua 426
KG Kagadi 415
MU Mubende 364
IB Ibanda 344
KR Kaliro 310
MK Mukono 273
WK Wakiso 217
KZ Kyegegwa 213
MG Mayuge 192
JN Jinja 187
HM Hoima 177
KJ Kyenjojo 158
NM Namutumba 157
KS Kisoro 151
KO Kotido 150
AB Abim 144
KE Kasese 142
BG Bugiri 135
ML Mbale 131
BY Buyende 129
KA Kibaale 124
NK Nakapiripirit 121
BL Buliisa 117
MN Manafwa 111
MT Mityana 111
MR Moroto 110
KN Kaabong 104
NS Nakaseke 104
BB Bulambuli 98
PL Pallisa 96
KB Kabarole 95
BK Kibuku 91
NG Nakasongola 90
KH Kiruhura 90
TR Tororo 90
KQ Kiryandongo 89
KF Kamuli 87
KT Kyotera 87
LR Luwero 87
BN Bundibugyo 86
BH Buhweju 85
IS Isingiro 83
NO Ntungamo 83
OX Namisindwa 83
NT Ntoroko 82
BU Buikwe 81
LK Luuka 81
OY Oyam 81
NP Napak 76
SH Sheema 75
IG Iganga 74
BD Bududa 73
KC Kapchorwa 70
KV Kole 70
KW Kween 69
YU Kayunga 69
KI Kiboga 67
BT Butembo 67
BY Bunyangabu 66
RK Rakai 66
MP Mpigi 65
NU Kanungu 63
YM Yumbe 63
BW Bukwo 63
SS Ssembabule 62
BE Bukedea 60
MS Masaka 59
ZM Zombo 56
PK Pakwach 56
KM Kamwenge 56
BA Budaka 55
KL Kabale 54
KP Koboko 54
DK Dokolo 52
GM Gomba 52
SK Sironko 52
LW Lwengo 52
KG Kalangala 50
KU Kumi 49
BI Busia 49
BS Bushenyi 49
BJ Butaleja 49
AI Amuria 48
AM Amuru 47
RB Rubirizi 47
AD Adjumani 45
AP Apac 45
KD Kaberamaido 42
LY Lyantonde 42
NR Ngora 41
MY Moyo 35
MM Mitooma 35
GL Gulu 35
SR Serere 35
RD Rubanda 34
ST Soroti 34
OT Otuke 34
KK Katakwi 31
PD Pader 30
AO Amolatar 28
MD Masindi 27
RG Rukiga 27
AL Alebtong 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 2,572,099
KLA Kampala 1,619,532
AR Arua 858,797
KE Kasese 758,965
MU Mubende 717,924
HM Hoima 676,151
MK Mukono 665,715
YM Yumbe 597,758
TR Tororo 569,938
IG Iganga 562,438
IS Isingiro 553,802
ML Mbale 541,976
KF Kamuli 533,237
MG Mayuge 532,715
MB Mbarara 513,115
LR Luwero 500,015
JN Jinja 498,947
KJ Kyenjojo 481,748
NO Ntungamo 474,468
KM Kamwenge 465,087
BU Buikwe 457,154
LI Lira 453,651
OY Oyam 429,349
BG Bugiri 424,180
AP Apac 414,640
KG Kagadi 410,537
YU Kayunga 393,766
KK Kakumiro 391,930
RK Rakai 382,495
BY Buyende 381,147
KH Kiruhura 376,325
BI Busia 362,730
KZ Kyegegwa 358,478
MT Mityana 350,682
ST Soroti 339,646
SR Serere 332,664
KR Kaliro 326,318
MD Masindi 323,259
MS Masaka 321,856
IB Ibanda 314,910
KB Kabarole 313,464
RG Rukungiri 309,020
GL Gulu 308,924
AI Amuria 308,017
KS Kisoro 298,655
KQ Kiryandongo 296,945
NB Nebbi 287,575
NM Namutumba 287,263
LW Lwengo 284,840
SS Ssembabule 280,588
BJ Butaleja 280,402
PL Pallisa 274,241
MP Mpigi 273,826
KU Kumi 270,291
KV Kole 268,498
NU Kanungu 268,405
ZM Zombo 267,773
SK Sironko 263,313
LK Luuka 257,104
AL Alebtong 252,145
KD Kaberamaido 251,023
BN Bundibugyo 249,832
BS Bushenyi 243,301
AG Agago 242,813
KL Kabale 241,785
BE Bukedea 237,508
BD Bududa 237,250
BA Budaka 236,987
KY Kyankwanzi 234,756
NY Namayingo 233,969
AD Adjumani 232,568
OX Namisindwa 225,700
NS Nakaseke 221,225
SH Sheema 216,159
BK Kibuku 209,540
BB Bulambuli 206,879
AM Amuru 206,363
RD Rubanda 204,548
DK Dokolo 203,666
NG Nakasongola 203,316
KP Koboko 201,985
MH Maracha 200,466
NW Nwoya 194,417
PD Pader 190,936
MM Mitooma 190,455
KX Kalungu 190,145
NK Nakapiripirit 187,621
KK Katakwi 184,438
OM Omoro 183,258
KT Kitgum 179,969
KN Kaabong 176,326
KA Kibaale 176,188
BY Bunyangabu 173,576
GM Gomba 168,800
AO Amolatar 168,117
BT Butembo 166,062
MN Manafwa 162,594
KT Kyotera 159,569
NR Ngora 157,378
KI Kiboga 155,468
BM Bukomansimbi 154,456
NP Napak 152,899
KO Kotido 144,727
MY Moyo 142,710
LM Lamwo 140,376
RB Rubirizi 138,887
AB Abim 136,638
BL Buliisa 136,163
BH Buhweju 136,133
PK Pakwach 131,572
KC Kapchorwa 127,200
AT Amudat 124,968
OT Otuke 123,040
BV Buvuma 114,319
MR Moroto 113,270
BW Bukwo 108,261
BT Butambala 105,247
LY Lyantonde 104,657
RG Rukiga 103,999
KW Kween 102,429
NT Ntoroko 70,316
KG Kalangala 62,454

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 64 %

LM Lamwo 95 %
RG Rukiga 95 %
PD Pader 95 %
AG Agago 95 %
KT Kitgum 95 %
BT Butambala 95 %
MY Moyo 95 %
AL Alebtong 95 %
AD Adjumani 94 %
OT Otuke 94 %
LI Lira 93 %
OM Omoro 93 %
KK Katakwi 92 %
MM Mitooma 92 %
KX Kalungu 92 %
MH Maracha 92 %
NU Kanungu 91 %
AO Amolatar 90 %
KL Kabale 88 %
AM Amuru 88 %
NR Ngora 87 %
GM Gomba 87 %
DK Dokolo 86 %
KLA Kampala 86 %
BM Bukomansimbi 86 %
NT Ntoroko 86 %
RG Rukungiri 86 %
KN Kaabong 86 %
KW Kween 85 %
AB Abim 85 %
ZM Zombo 85 %
BS Bushenyi 85 %
KP Koboko 85 %
NS Nakaseke 84 %
SR Serere 83 %
SH Sheema 83 %
BA Budaka 83 %
AI Amuria 82 %
NP Napak 82 %
KO Kotido 81 %
KD Kaberamaido 81 %
KM Kamwenge 81 %
NG Nakasongola 81 %
KB Kabarole 80 %
BW Bukwo 80 %
MR Moroto 80 %
MP Mpigi 80 %
ST Soroti 80 %
KC Kapchorwa 80 %
SK Sironko 80 %
KF Kamuli 79 %
NO Ntungamo 78 %
GL Gulu 78 %
LK Luuka 77 %
BI Busia 77 %
KU Kumi 77 %
AR Arua 77 %
KV Kole 76 %
MT Mityana 76 %
KI Kiboga 76 %
AP Apac 75 %
RD Rubanda 75 %
NB Nebbi 75 %
MN Manafwa 74 %
KQ Kiryandongo 74 %
YU Kayunga 74 %
MK Mukono 73 %
BB Bulambuli 73 %
BD Bududa 73 %
BY Bunyangabu 73 %
LW Lwengo 72 %
BL Buliisa 72 %
MS Masaka 72 %
OY Oyam 72 %
MD Masindi 71 %
KJ Kyenjojo 71 %
ML Mbale 71 %
KA Kibaale 71 %
NW Nwoya 71 %
IG Iganga 70 %
BK Kibuku 70 %
LR Luwero 70 %
OX Namisindwa 69 %
BE Bukedea 69 %
BT Butembo 68 %
KG Kalangala 67 %
JN Jinja 66 %
PL Pallisa 66 %
BG Bugiri 66 %
RB Rubirizi 65 %
BN Bundibugyo 65 %
KG Kagadi 64 %
KT Kyotera 64 %
BJ Butaleja 64 %
TR Tororo 62 %
KE Kasese 62 %
NK Nakapiripirit 62 %
NY Namayingo 61 %
MB Mbarara 60 %
KY Kyankwanzi 60 %
BH Buhweju 59 %
BU Buikwe 58 %
HM Hoima 58 %
NM Namutumba 58 %
MG Mayuge 55 %
AT Amudat 54 %
IB Ibanda 52 %
LY Lyantonde 51 %
KR Kaliro 50 %
YM Yumbe 48 %
PK Pakwach 47 %
KH Kiruhura 44 %
KS Kisoro 43 %
WK Wakiso 40 %
BY Buyende 40 %
IS Isingiro 39 %
RK Rakai 37 %
SS Ssembabule 37 %
MU Mubende 37 %
BV Buvuma 35 %
KK Kakumiro 35 %
KZ Kyegegwa 35 %

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 %
PL Pallisa 97 %
IS Isingiro 97 %
LK Luuka 96 %
MB Mbarara 95 %
RB Rubirizi 95 %
KR Kaliro 95 %
RD Rubanda 94 %
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 %
KW Kween 92 %
BU Buikwe 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 %
LI Lira 86 %
MK Mukono 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 %
DK Dokolo 81 %
MR Moroto 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 %
PD Pader 77 %
NB Nebbi 77 %
NW Nwoya 77 %
OT Otuke 77 %
KN Kaabong 76 %
GL Gulu 76 %
AT Amudat 76 %
OM Omoro 76 %
KJ Kyenjojo 75 %
ZM Zombo 75 %
NS Nakaseke 74 %
AB Abim 74 %
IB Ibanda 74 %
NK Nakapiripirit 73 %
KO Kotido 73 %
KI Kiboga 73 %
NT Ntoroko 73 %
AP Apac 72 %
KZ Kyegegwa 72 %
MP Mpigi 72 %
BL Buliisa 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