Uganda

by June 19, 2018

The access rates in Uganda vary from 33 % in Mubende District to 95 % in Kitgum District. Uganda has 128,908 domestic water points which serve a total of 26,213,088 people - 21,295,499 in rural areas. An additional 5,316 sources have been non-functional for more than 5 years and are considered abandoned. Uganda has 1,175 piped schemes.

Access

68%

Rural Functionality

84%

Equity

143

Management

88%

Gender

85%

Equity (Rural) for safe water access

50 150
  100 250
KLA Kampala Unknown
NB Nebbi 2,500
BV Buvuma 915
NW Nwoya 642
KY Kyankwanzi 574
KK Kakumiro 542
NY Namayingo 468
AR Arua 424
KG Kagadi 421
MU Mubende 380
IB Ibanda 341
KR Kaliro 316
MK Mukono 271
WK Wakiso 236
KZ Kyegegwa 211
MG Mayuge 203
JN Jinja 186
HM Hoima 177
KO Kotido 159
NM Namutumba 157
KJ Kyenjojo 157
BG Bugiri 153
KS Kisoro 151
KE Kasese 142
AB Abim 142
BY Buyende 140
ML Mbale 129
KA Kibaale 126
NK Nakapiripirit 120
BL Buliisa 119
MT Mityana 116
MN Manafwa 113
MR Moroto 108
PL Pallisa 108
BB Bulambuli 108
NS Nakaseke 104
YM Yumbe 103
KN Kaabong 102
BK Kibuku 96
KV Kole 96
KB Kabarole 95
KH Kiruhura 94
TR Tororo 92
KF Kamuli 91
KT Kyotera 90
NG Nakasongola 89
BN Bundibugyo 87
LR Luwero 86
KQ Kiryandongo 86
LK Luuka 85
BU Buikwe 84
OX Namisindwa 84
NO Ntungamo 83
IS Isingiro 83
BH Buhweju 82
OY Oyam 81
NT Ntoroko 81
BY Bunyangabu 77
BT Butembo 77
NP Napak 76
SH Sheema 75
IG Iganga 75
BD Bududa 72
YU Kayunga 70
RK Rakai 69
KW Kween 68
KI Kiboga 66
KC Kapchorwa 65
NU Kanungu 65
MP Mpigi 64
BE Bukedea 62
SS Ssembabule 62
KP Koboko 61
MS Masaka 61
BW Bukwo 60
ZM Zombo 58
PK Pakwach 57
KM Kamwenge 56
BA Budaka 55
DK Dokolo 54
BJ Butaleja 53
KL Kabale 53
SK Sironko 53
LW Lwengo 52
AI Amuria 52
KG Kalangala 51
GM Gomba 51
KU Kumi 49
BS Bushenyi 49
BI Busia 49
RB Rubirizi 48
LY Lyantonde 48
AD Adjumani 47
AM Amuru 47
AP Apac 46
AT Amudat 45
KD Kaberamaido 42
NR Ngora 41
GL Gulu 38
SR Serere 36
OT Otuke 36
MY Moyo 36
ST Soroti 36
MM Mitooma 35
RD Rubanda 34
AO Amolatar 33
KK Katakwi 31
MD Masindi 30
PD Pader 29
AL Alebtong 28
RG Rukiga 27
LM Lamwo 26
BT Butambala 26
MH Maracha 25
RG Rukungiri 22
LI Lira 20
OM Omoro 19
MB Mbarara 18
KX Kalungu 17
AG Agago 15
BM Bukomansimbi 11
KT Kitgum 11

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 2,545,247
KLA Kampala 1,614,101
AR Arua 854,798
KE Kasese 755,893
MU Mubende 713,192
HM Hoima 671,474
MK Mukono 662,538
YM Yumbe 592,531
TR Tororo 567,375
IG Iganga 559,711
IS Isingiro 550,471
ML Mbale 539,065
KF Kamuli 531,002
MG Mayuge 529,888
MB Mbarara 511,195
LR Luwero 497,990
JN Jinja 497,631
KJ Kyenjojo 478,708
NO Ntungamo 472,808
KM Kamwenge 462,130
BU Buikwe 455,391
LI Lira 451,502
OY Oyam 427,185
BG Bugiri 421,983
AP Apac 412,440
KG Kagadi 406,904
YU Kayunga 392,522
KK Kakumiro 388,461
RK Rakai 381,187
BY Buyende 378,494
KH Kiruhura 374,091
BI Busia 360,897
KZ Kyegegwa 354,199
MT Mityana 349,614
ST Soroti 337,661
SR Serere 330,528
KR Kaliro 324,456
MD Masindi 321,748
MS Masaka 320,688
IB Ibanda 313,948
KB Kabarole 312,235
RG Rukungiri 308,362
GL Gulu 307,255
AI Amuria 306,305
KS Kisoro 297,561
KQ Kiryandongo 295,496
NB Nebbi 286,122
NM Namutumba 285,648
LW Lwengo 284,328
SS Ssembabule 279,281
BJ Butaleja 278,706
MP Mpigi 272,722
PL Pallisa 272,704
KU Kumi 268,656
NU Kanungu 267,633
KV Kole 267,116
ZM Zombo 266,484
SK Sironko 262,285
LK Luuka 256,166
AL Alebtong 251,023
KD Kaberamaido 249,384
BN Bundibugyo 248,652
BS Bushenyi 242,840
AG Agago 242,097
KL Kabale 241,267
BE Bukedea 236,109
BA Budaka 235,621
BD Bududa 235,518
KY Kyankwanzi 232,949
NY Namayingo 232,605
AD Adjumani 232,112
OX Namisindwa 224,481
NS Nakaseke 220,121
SH Sheema 215,675
BK Kibuku 208,241
AM Amuru 205,402
BB Bulambuli 205,217
RD Rubanda 204,110
DK Dokolo 202,705
NG Nakasongola 202,317
KP Koboko 200,679
MH Maracha 199,787
NW Nwoya 191,589
PD Pader 190,262
MM Mitooma 190,075
KX Kalungu 189,781
NK Nakapiripirit 186,057
KK Katakwi 183,600
OM Omoro 182,268
KT Kitgum 179,468
KN Kaabong 176,783
KA Kibaale 174,628
BY Bunyangabu 172,896
GM Gomba 168,369
AO Amolatar 167,148
BT Butembo 165,131
MN Manafwa 161,934
KT Kyotera 159,024
NR Ngora 156,653
KI Kiboga 154,804
BM Bukomansimbi 154,284
NP Napak 152,364
KO Kotido 143,980
MY Moyo 143,437
LM Lamwo 140,083
RB Rubirizi 138,428
BH Buhweju 135,384
AB Abim 135,294
BL Buliisa 135,098
PK Pakwach 130,907
KC Kapchorwa 126,607
AT Amudat 124,021
OT Otuke 122,157
BV Buvuma 113,186
MR Moroto 112,799
BW Bukwo 107,390
BT Butambala 105,032
LY Lyantonde 104,143
RG Rukiga 103,776
KW Kween 101,934
NT Ntoroko 70,061
KG Kalangala 62,089

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 %

LM Lamwo 95 %
BT Butambala 95 %
RG Rukiga 95 %
PD Pader 95 %
AG Agago 95 %
KT Kitgum 95 %
AL Alebtong 94 %
MY Moyo 94 %
AD Adjumani 94 %
OT Otuke 93 %
LI Lira 93 %
OM Omoro 93 %
KK Katakwi 92 %
MM Mitooma 92 %
KX Kalungu 92 %
MH Maracha 92 %
NU Kanungu 90 %
KL Kabale 88 %
AM Amuru 88 %
AO Amolatar 87 %
GM Gomba 87 %
NR Ngora 87 %
KLA Kampala 86 %
DK Dokolo 86 %
BM Bukomansimbi 86 %
RG Rukungiri 86 %
AB Abim 85 %
KN Kaabong 85 %
BS Bushenyi 85 %
KW Kween 85 %
NT Ntoroko 84 %
ZM Zombo 84 %
NS Nakaseke 83 %
SH Sheema 83 %
SR Serere 83 %
KP Koboko 82 %
BA Budaka 82 %
NP Napak 82 %
AI Amuria 81 %
KM Kamwenge 81 %
KD Kaberamaido 81 %
NG Nakasongola 81 %
KB Kabarole 80 %
MR Moroto 80 %
MP Mpigi 80 %
BW Bukwo 80 %
ST Soroti 80 %
SK Sironko 79 %
KC Kapchorwa 79 %
KO Kotido 79 %
NO Ntungamo 78 %
KF Kamuli 78 %
BI Busia 77 %
GL Gulu 77 %
AR Arua 76 %
LK Luuka 76 %
KI Kiboga 76 %
KU Kumi 76 %
MT Mityana 75 %
RD Rubanda 75 %
KV Kole 74 %
AP Apac 74 %
KQ Kiryandongo 74 %
MK Mukono 74 %
MN Manafwa 74 %
NB Nebbi 73 %
BD Bududa 73 %
YU Kayunga 73 %
LW Lwengo 72 %
BY Bunyangabu 72 %
BL Buliisa 72 %
MS Masaka 72 %
KJ Kyenjojo 71 %
MD Masindi 71 %
ML Mbale 71 %
BB Bulambuli 71 %
OY Oyam 71 %
NW Nwoya 71 %
KA Kibaale 70 %
LR Luwero 70 %
IG Iganga 70 %
OX Namisindwa 69 %
BK Kibuku 68 %
BE Bukedea 68 %
KG Kalangala 67 %
JN Jinja 66 %
BT Butembo 66 %
BN Bundibugyo 64 %
RB Rubirizi 64 %
PL Pallisa 64 %
KG Kagadi 64 %
BG Bugiri 63 %
KT Kyotera 62 %
NK Nakapiripirit 62 %
KE Kasese 62 %
BJ Butaleja 62 %
TR Tororo 61 %
MB Mbarara 60 %
NY Namayingo 59 %
NM Namutumba 58 %
HM Hoima 58 %
KY Kyankwanzi 58 %
BU Buikwe 57 %
BH Buhweju 53 %
MG Mayuge 53 %
IB Ibanda 51 %
LY Lyantonde 51 %
AT Amudat 51 %
KR Kaliro 50 %
PK Pakwach 46 %
YM Yumbe 44 %
KS Kisoro 43 %
KH Kiruhura 42 %
WK Wakiso 41 %
IS Isingiro 39 %
BY Buyende 39 %
SS Ssembabule 37 %
RK Rakai 36 %
BV Buvuma 35 %
KZ Kyegegwa 35 %
KK Kakumiro 35 %
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 84 %
Urban Functionality 85 %

KLA Kampala Unknown
IS Isingiro 97 %
PL Pallisa 97 %
OX Namisindwa 96 %
LK Luuka 96 %
RB Rubirizi 95 %
KR Kaliro 95 %
RD Rubanda 94 %
MB Mbarara 94 %
MN Manafwa 94 %
SR Serere 94 %
BI Busia 94 %
AI Amuria 94 %
IG Iganga 94 %
BH Buhweju 93 %
BG Bugiri 93 %
LY Lyantonde 93 %
BA Budaka 93 %
KC Kapchorwa 93 %
NU Kanungu 93 %
KK Katakwi 93 %
BU Buikwe 92 %
MM Mitooma 92 %
BT Butembo 92 %
NR Ngora 92 %
YM Yumbe 91 %
KW Kween 91 %
BE Bukedea 91 %
BY Buyende 91 %
BK Kibuku 91 %
BJ Butaleja 90 %
KG Kalangala 90 %
KP Koboko 90 %
BD Bududa 90 %
AD Adjumani 90 %
OY Oyam 90 %
BV Buvuma 89 %
MG Mayuge 88 %
MD Masindi 88 %
SH Sheema 88 %
KF Kamuli 88 %
BW Bukwo 88 %
BY Bunyangabu 88 %
HM Hoima 87 %
KD Kaberamaido 87 %
KS Kisoro 87 %
MU Mubende 87 %
KH Kiruhura 87 %
KL Kabale 87 %
BM Bukomansimbi 87 %
RG Rukungiri 86 %
TR Tororo 86 %
YU Kayunga 86 %
MK Mukono 86 %
NM Namutumba 86 %
ML Mbale 86 %
KU Kumi 86 %
LI Lira 86 %
AR Arua 86 %
SS Ssembabule 86 %
LR Luwero 85 %
BB Bulambuli 85 %
KM Kamwenge 85 %
ST Soroti 85 %
BN Bundibugyo 84 %
MH Maracha 84 %
JN Jinja 84 %
BS Bushenyi 84 %
KA Kibaale 84 %
SK Sironko 84 %
KQ Kiryandongo 84 %
NP Napak 84 %
KY Kyankwanzi 84 %
WK Wakiso 84 %
KK Kakumiro 83 %
RG Rukiga 82 %
NG Nakasongola 82 %
NO Ntungamo 82 %
KX Kalungu 82 %
RK Rakai 82 %
MY Moyo 82 %
KB Kabarole 82 %
MR Moroto 81 %
DK Dokolo 81 %
NY Namayingo 80 %
KV Kole 80 %
PD Pader 80 %
MS Masaka 79 %
LM Lamwo 79 %
LW Lwengo 79 %
BT Butambala 79 %
KE Kasese 79 %
AM Amuru 78 %
NB Nebbi 77 %
NW Nwoya 77 %
AO Amolatar 77 %
OT Otuke 77 %
KN Kaabong 76 %
AT Amudat 76 %
OM Omoro 75 %
GL Gulu 75 %
KJ Kyenjojo 75 %
NS Nakaseke 74 %
KZ Kyegegwa 74 %
AB Abim 74 %
ZM Zombo 74 %
NK Nakapiripirit 73 %
IB Ibanda 73 %
KI Kiboga 73 %
KO Kotido 72 %
AP Apac 72 %
MP Mpigi 72 %
BL Buliisa 71 %
AG Agago 70 %
AL Alebtong 69 %
NT Ntoroko 69 %
PK Pakwach 68 %
MT Mityana 67 %
KT Kyotera 66 %
GM Gomba 61 %
KG Kagadi 59 %
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/Unknown43010400030
Groundwater based/Unknown82678715535903416
Groundwater based/No GFS2321494925398453419920
Groundwater based/GFS1312010902081
Surface Water Based/Unknown252311217330812
Surface Water Based/GFS382242201121316061251582
Surface Water Based/No GFS6640456122323200
Unknown/No GFS312109219116026010
Unknown/GFS55422102103010
Total1,17568910517289346211232732631

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