Uganda

by January 23, 2018

The access rates in Uganda vary from 33 % in Mubende District to 95 % in Lamwo District. Uganda has 128,238 domestic water points which serve a total of 26,035,228 people - 21,138,925 in rural areas. An additional 5,466 sources have been non-functional for more than 5 years and are considered abandoned. Uganda has 1,148 piped schemes.

Access

69%

Rural Functionality

85%

Equity

167

Management

88%

Gender

86%

Equity (Rural) for safe water access

50 150
  100 250
KLA Kampala Unknown
BY Bunyangabu 3,429
NB Nebbi 2,470
BV Buvuma 893
KL Kabale 714
NW Nwoya 619
KY Kyankwanzi 563
KK Kakumiro 530
AR Arua 419
KG Kagadi 414
IB Ibanda 391
NY Namayingo 381
MU Mubende 374
KR Kaliro 322
MK Mukono 268
WK Wakiso 230
MG Mayuge 204
KZ Kyegegwa 204
JN Jinja 185
HM Hoima 177
KO Kotido 158
KJ Kyenjojo 154
NM Namutumba 154
BG Bugiri 151
KS Kisoro 151
KE Kasese 140
BY Buyende 138
AB Abim 134
ML Mbale 127
KA Kibaale 123
MT Mityana 122
BL Buliisa 117
NK Nakapiripirit 115
MN Manafwa 111
MR Moroto 109
BB Bulambuli 106
PL Pallisa 106
KN Kaabong 102
NS Nakaseke 102
KB Kabarole 98
KV Kole 97
BK Kibuku 96
KH Kiruhura 94
YM Yumbe 93
NG Nakasongola 92
TR Tororo 91
NT Ntoroko 91
KF Kamuli 90
LR Luwero 90
KT Kyotera 89
LK Luuka 88
BN Bundibugyo 86
KQ Kiryandongo 85
NO Ntungamo 83
OX Namisindwa 83
IS Isingiro 82
BU Buikwe 82
BH Buhweju 81
OY Oyam 80
YU Kayunga 78
NP Napak 77
BT Butembo 76
BD Bududa 74
SH Sheema 74
IG Iganga 74
KI Kiboga 71
RK Rakai 69
KW Kween 67
MP Mpigi 64
NU Kanungu 64
MS Masaka 63
KC Kapchorwa 62
BE Bukedea 61
SS Ssembabule 61
BW Bukwo 60
KP Koboko 59
ZM Zombo 57
PK Pakwach 56
KM Kamwenge 56
BA Budaka 54
DK Dokolo 53
SK Sironko 53
LW Lwengo 52
BJ Butaleja 51
AI Amuria 51
GM Gomba 51
BS Bushenyi 50
LY Lyantonde 50
BI Busia 49
RB Rubirizi 48
AM Amuru 48
KU Kumi 48
AT Amudat 47
AD Adjumani 47
AP Apac 46
KD Kaberamaido 44
KG Kalangala 43
NR Ngora 41
GL Gulu 38
MY Moyo 37
OT Otuke 37
SR Serere 36
MM Mitooma 36
ST Soroti 36
RD Rubanda 34
AO Amolatar 33
KK Katakwi 31
MD Masindi 31
PD Pader 30
MH Maracha 27
BT Butambala 27
RG Rukiga 27
AL Alebtong 27
LM Lamwo 23
RG Rukungiri 22
OM Omoro 20
LI Lira 19
MB Mbarara 18
KX Kalungu 16
AG Agago 16
BM Bukomansimbi 11
KT Kitgum 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 2,481,150
KLA Kampala 1,601,135
AR Arua 845,252
KE Kasese 748,558
MU Mubende 701,898
HM Hoima 660,312
MK Mukono 654,954
YM Yumbe 580,053
TR Tororo 561,257
IG Iganga 553,203
IS Isingiro 542,521
ML Mbale 532,117
KF Kamuli 525,665
MG Mayuge 523,139
MB Mbarara 506,611
JN Jinja 494,492
LR Luwero 493,158
KJ Kyenjojo 471,451
NO Ntungamo 468,844
KM Kamwenge 455,072
BU Buikwe 451,184
LI Lira 446,374
OY Oyam 422,022
BG Bugiri 416,737
AP Apac 407,188
KG Kagadi 398,231
YU Kayunga 389,553
KK Kakumiro 380,181
RK Rakai 378,066
BY Buyende 372,160
KH Kiruhura 368,758
BI Busia 356,521
MT Mityana 347,065
KZ Kyegegwa 343,985
ST Soroti 332,925
SR Serere 325,430
KR Kaliro 320,011
MD Masindi 318,143
MS Masaka 317,900
IB Ibanda 311,652
KB Kabarole 309,302
RG Rukungiri 306,794
GL Gulu 303,271
AI Amuria 302,217
KS Kisoro 294,951
KQ Kiryandongo 292,037
LW Lwengo 283,108
NB Nebbi 282,652
NM Namutumba 281,792
SS Ssembabule 276,162
BJ Butaleja 274,660
MP Mpigi 270,086
PL Pallisa 269,033
NU Kanungu 265,789
KU Kumi 264,756
KV Kole 263,816
ZM Zombo 263,405
SK Sironko 259,832
LK Luuka 253,929
AL Alebtong 248,345
BN Bundibugyo 245,837
KD Kaberamaido 245,472
BS Bushenyi 241,739
AG Agago 240,389
KL Kabale 240,030
BE Bukedea 232,770
BA Budaka 232,360
BD Bududa 231,383
AD Adjumani 231,023
NY Namayingo 229,351
KY Kyankwanzi 228,634
OX Namisindwa 221,571
NS Nakaseke 217,486
SH Sheema 214,518
BK Kibuku 205,139
AM Amuru 203,108
RD Rubanda 203,063
BB Bulambuli 201,249
DK Dokolo 200,410
NG Nakasongola 199,934
MH Maracha 198,166
KP Koboko 197,561
MM Mitooma 189,168
KX Kalungu 188,914
PD Pader 188,652
NW Nwoya 184,840
NK Nakapiripirit 182,323
KK Katakwi 181,599
OM Omoro 179,905
KT Kitgum 178,273
KN Kaabong 177,874
BY Bunyangabu 171,271
KA Kibaale 170,906
GM Gomba 167,340
AO Amolatar 164,835
BT Butembo 162,908
MN Manafwa 160,359
KT Kyotera 157,721
NR Ngora 154,922
BM Bukomansimbi 153,874
KI Kiboga 153,218
NP Napak 151,087
MY Moyo 145,172
KO Kotido 142,196
LM Lamwo 139,381
RB Rubirizi 137,333
BH Buhweju 133,598
BL Buliisa 132,556
AB Abim 132,087
PK Pakwach 129,320
KC Kapchorwa 125,192
AT Amudat 121,761
OT Otuke 120,049
MR Moroto 111,673
BV Buvuma 110,482
BW Bukwo 105,309
BT Butambala 104,518
RG Rukiga 103,244
LY Lyantonde 102,916
KW Kween 100,752
NT Ntoroko 69,452
KG Kalangala 61,218

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 %

PD Pader 95 %
LM Lamwo 95 %
KT Kitgum 95 %
RG Rukiga 95 %
BT Butambala 95 %
AG Agago 95 %
AL Alebtong 95 %
MY Moyo 94 %
AD Adjumani 94 %
LI Lira 94 %
OT Otuke 93 %
OM Omoro 93 %
KK Katakwi 93 %
MM Mitooma 92 %
KX Kalungu 92 %
MH Maracha 91 %
NU Kanungu 90 %
KL Kabale 88 %
AO Amolatar 88 %
AM Amuru 88 %
GM Gomba 87 %
KLA Kampala 87 %
NR Ngora 87 %
DK Dokolo 87 %
AB Abim 86 %
BM Bukomansimbi 86 %
RG Rukungiri 86 %
KN Kaabong 85 %
KW Kween 85 %
BS Bushenyi 85 %
ZM Zombo 84 %
SR Serere 84 %
NS Nakaseke 84 %
SH Sheema 83 %
KP Koboko 83 %
BA Budaka 83 %
AI Amuria 82 %
KM Kamwenge 81 %
BW Bukwo 81 %
MR Moroto 81 %
NP Napak 81 %
KB Kabarole 80 %
KD Kaberamaido 80 %
MP Mpigi 80 %
ST Soroti 80 %
KC Kapchorwa 80 %
NT Ntoroko 79 %
KO Kotido 79 %
SK Sironko 79 %
NG Nakasongola 79 %
NO Ntungamo 78 %
GL Gulu 78 %
KF Kamuli 77 %
AR Arua 77 %
BI Busia 77 %
KU Kumi 77 %
LK Luuka 76 %
KI Kiboga 75 %
KV Kole 75 %
AP Apac 75 %
RD Rubanda 75 %
KQ Kiryandongo 75 %
MK Mukono 74 %
NB Nebbi 74 %
MT Mityana 74 %
MN Manafwa 74 %
NW Nwoya 73 %
LW Lwengo 73 %
YU Kayunga 73 %
BL Buliisa 72 %
BD Bududa 72 %
BY Bunyangabu 72 %
KJ Kyenjojo 72 %
MS Masaka 72 %
BB Bulambuli 72 %
ML Mbale 71 %
OY Oyam 71 %
MD Masindi 71 %
KA Kibaale 71 %
IG Iganga 70 %
LR Luwero 70 %
OX Namisindwa 69 %
BE Bukedea 69 %
BK Kibuku 69 %
BT Butembo 67 %
JN Jinja 66 %
PL Pallisa 65 %
BN Bundibugyo 65 %
RB Rubirizi 64 %
KG Kagadi 64 %
NK Nakapiripirit 64 %
BG Bugiri 63 %
KT Kyotera 63 %
BJ Butaleja 63 %
KG Kalangala 63 %
KE Kasese 63 %
TR Tororo 62 %
NY Namayingo 60 %
MB Mbarara 59 %
NM Namutumba 59 %
KY Kyankwanzi 58 %
HM Hoima 58 %
BU Buikwe 58 %
BH Buhweju 54 %
MG Mayuge 54 %
IB Ibanda 53 %
LY Lyantonde 52 %
AT Amudat 51 %
KR Kaliro 50 %
PK Pakwach 46 %
YM Yumbe 46 %
KS Kisoro 43 %
KH Kiruhura 43 %
WK Wakiso 41 %
BY Buyende 40 %
IS Isingiro 39 %
SS Ssembabule 37 %
RK Rakai 37 %
BV Buvuma 36 %
KZ Kyegegwa 36 %
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 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 %
KR Kaliro 94 %
MN Manafwa 94 %
MB Mbarara 94 %
SR Serere 94 %
AI Amuria 94 %
BH Buhweju 94 %
BI Busia 94 %
IG Iganga 94 %
BG Bugiri 93 %
BU Buikwe 93 %
BA Budaka 93 %
NU Kanungu 93 %
KC Kapchorwa 93 %
LY Lyantonde 93 %
KK Katakwi 93 %
SK Sironko 92 %
MM Mitooma 92 %
BT Butembo 92 %
NR Ngora 91 %
BE Bukedea 91 %
BY Buyende 91 %
KW Kween 91 %
BK Kibuku 91 %
BJ Butaleja 90 %
KP Koboko 90 %
KG Kalangala 90 %
OY Oyam 90 %
AD Adjumani 90 %
KS Kisoro 89 %
BS Bushenyi 89 %
BV Buvuma 89 %
KF Kamuli 89 %
ST Soroti 88 %
MG Mayuge 88 %
SH Sheema 88 %
MD Masindi 88 %
BW Bukwo 88 %
BY Bunyangabu 88 %
NM Namutumba 87 %
KD Kaberamaido 87 %
HM Hoima 87 %
SS Ssembabule 87 %
KL Kabale 87 %
MU Mubende 87 %
BM Bukomansimbi 87 %
RG Rukungiri 86 %
KH Kiruhura 86 %
TR Tororo 86 %
MK Mukono 86 %
ML Mbale 86 %
KU Kumi 86 %
YU Kayunga 86 %
LI Lira 86 %
AR Arua 86 %
BB Bulambuli 85 %
KM Kamwenge 85 %
BD Bududa 85 %
JN Jinja 84 %
MH Maracha 84 %
LR Luwero 84 %
KA Kibaale 84 %
KQ Kiryandongo 84 %
KK Kakumiro 83 %
KY Kyankwanzi 83 %
WK Wakiso 83 %
RG Rukiga 82 %
NO Ntungamo 82 %
RK Rakai 82 %
KX Kalungu 82 %
KB Kabarole 81 %
MY Moyo 81 %
MR Moroto 81 %
YM Yumbe 81 %
DK Dokolo 81 %
NG Nakasongola 81 %
PD Pader 80 %
NY Namayingo 80 %
KV Kole 80 %
KG Kagadi 79 %
MS Masaka 79 %
LW Lwengo 79 %
IB Ibanda 79 %
AP Apac 79 %
AM Amuru 79 %
KE Kasese 79 %
BT Butambala 79 %
LM Lamwo 78 %
OT Otuke 78 %
NB Nebbi 77 %
NW Nwoya 77 %
AO Amolatar 76 %
KN Kaabong 75 %
OM Omoro 75 %
AT Amudat 75 %
GL Gulu 75 %
GM Gomba 75 %
KJ Kyenjojo 75 %
BN Bundibugyo 74 %
KZ Kyegegwa 74 %
ZM Zombo 74 %
NK Nakapiripirit 73 %
NS Nakaseke 73 %
AB Abim 73 %
KO Kotido 72 %
MP Mpigi 71 %
KI Kiboga 71 %
AG Agago 70 %
BL Buliisa 69 %
AL Alebtong 69 %
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/GFS1211010802071
Groundwater based/Unknown63508514383802713
Groundwater based/No GFS2331504925398453419920
Surface Water Based/Unknown22201121433089
Surface Water Based/No GFS6640456122323200
Surface Water Based/GFS380242191111315861251580
Unknown/GFS55422102103010
Unknown/No GFS3131092110116026010
Total1,14866610416988321191222731523

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