Uganda

by October 19, 2018

The access rates in Uganda vary from 34 % in Kyegegwa District to 95 % in Pader District. Uganda has 130,980 domestic water points which serve a total of 26,627,211 people - 21,689,364 in rural areas. An additional 5,213 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

118

Management

89%

Gender

85%

Equity (Rural) for safe water access

50 150
  100 250
KLA Kampala Unknown
BV Buvuma 933
NY Namayingo 674
KK Kakumiro 512
KY Kyankwanzi 451
AR Arua 428
KG Kagadi 418
MU Mubende 367
IB Ibanda 345
KR Kaliro 312
MK Mukono 271
WK Wakiso 220
KZ Kyegegwa 216
MG Mayuge 193
JN Jinja 188
HM Hoima 179
KJ Kyenjojo 159
NM Namutumba 158
KS Kisoro 152
KO Kotido 151
AB Abim 146
KE Kasese 143
BG Bugiri 133
ML Mbale 132
BY Buyende 130
KA Kibaale 125
NK Nakapiripirit 121
BL Buliisa 118
MT Mityana 112
MN Manafwa 112
MR Moroto 111
KN Kaabong 104
NS Nakaseke 104
BB Bulambuli 99
PL Pallisa 96
KB Kabarole 95
BK Kibuku 92
KH Kiruhura 91
TR Tororo 91
NG Nakasongola 91
KQ Kiryandongo 90
KF Kamuli 88
NW Nwoya 88
LR Luwero 87
KT Kyotera 87
BN Bundibugyo 86
BH Buhweju 85
OX Namisindwa 83
NO Ntungamo 83
NT Ntoroko 82
OY Oyam 81
LK Luuka 80
IS Isingiro 79
BU Buikwe 79
NB Nebbi 77
NP Napak 77
SH Sheema 75
IG Iganga 74
BD Bududa 73
KV Kole 71
KW Kween 70
KC Kapchorwa 70
YU Kayunga 69
BT Butembo 68
KI Kiboga 67
BY Bunyangabu 67
RK Rakai 67
BW Bukwo 65
MP Mpigi 65
YM Yumbe 64
NU Kanungu 63
SS Ssembabule 62
BE Bukedea 60
MS Masaka 58
KM Kamwenge 57
ZM Zombo 56
PK Pakwach 56
BA Budaka 55
KP Koboko 54
KL Kabale 53
SK Sironko 52
GM Gomba 52
LW Lwengo 52
DK Dokolo 52
KG Kalangala 51
KU Kumi 50
BJ Butaleja 50
BS Bushenyi 49
BI Busia 49
AI Amuria 48
RB Rubirizi 47
AM Amuru 47
AD Adjumani 45
AP Apac 45
LY Lyantonde 43
KD Kaberamaido 42
NR Ngora 41
MY Moyo 35
MM Mitooma 35
ST Soroti 35
GL Gulu 35
SR Serere 35
OT Otuke 34
KK Katakwi 32
RD Rubanda 32
PD Pader 30
AO Amolatar 29
AL Alebtong 28
MD Masindi 27
RG Rukiga 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 14
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 2,598,084
KLA Kampala 1,624,789
AR Arua 862,667
KE Kasese 761,939
MU Mubende 722,503
HM Hoima 680,676
MK Mukono 668,789
YM Yumbe 602,817
TR Tororo 572,419
IG Iganga 565,076
IS Isingiro 557,026
ML Mbale 544,792
MG Mayuge 535,451
KF Kamuli 535,401
MB Mbarara 514,973
LR Luwero 501,973
JN Jinja 500,220
KJ Kyenjojo 484,691
NO Ntungamo 476,075
KM Kamwenge 467,949
BU Buikwe 458,859
LI Lira 455,730
OY Oyam 431,442
BG Bugiri 426,307
AP Apac 416,769
KG Kagadi 414,053
KK Kakumiro 395,286
YU Kayunga 394,970
RK Rakai 383,760
BY Buyende 383,715
KH Kiruhura 378,487
BI Busia 364,504
KZ Kyegegwa 362,618
MT Mityana 351,715
ST Soroti 341,566
SR Serere 334,731
KR Kaliro 328,120
MD Masindi 324,721
MS Masaka 322,987
IB Ibanda 315,841
KB Kabarole 314,653
GL Gulu 310,539
AI Amuria 309,674
RG Rukungiri 309,655
KS Kisoro 299,713
KQ Kiryandongo 298,347
NB Nebbi 288,982
NM Namutumba 288,826
LW Lwengo 285,335
BJ Butaleja 282,042
SS Ssembabule 281,852
PL Pallisa 275,729
MP Mpigi 274,895
KU Kumi 271,872
KV Kole 269,836
NU Kanungu 269,153
ZM Zombo 269,021
SK Sironko 264,308
LK Luuka 258,011
AL Alebtong 253,231
KD Kaberamaido 252,608
BN Bundibugyo 250,973
BS Bushenyi 243,747
AG Agago 243,505
KL Kabale 242,286
BD Bududa 238,926
BE Bukedea 238,861
BA Budaka 238,309
KY Kyankwanzi 236,505
NY Namayingo 235,288
AD Adjumani 233,009
OX Namisindwa 226,880
NS Nakaseke 222,294
SH Sheema 216,628
BK Kibuku 210,798
BB Bulambuli 208,488
AM Amuru 207,293
RD Rubanda 204,972
DK Dokolo 204,596
NG Nakasongola 204,282
KP Koboko 203,249
MH Maracha 201,123
NW Nwoya 197,153
PD Pader 191,589
MM Mitooma 190,822
KX Kalungu 190,496
NK Nakapiripirit 189,135
KK Katakwi 185,249
OM Omoro 184,216
KT Kitgum 180,454
KA Kibaale 177,697
KN Kaabong 175,883
BY Bunyangabu 174,234
GM Gomba 169,217
AO Amolatar 169,055
BT Butembo 166,963
MN Manafwa 163,232
KT Kyotera 160,097
NR Ngora 158,080
KI Kiboga 156,111
BM Bukomansimbi 154,622
NP Napak 153,417
KO Kotido 145,451
MY Moyo 142,006
LM Lamwo 140,661
RB Rubirizi 139,332
AB Abim 137,939
BL Buliisa 137,193
BH Buhweju 136,857
PK Pakwach 132,216
KC Kapchorwa 127,774
AT Amudat 125,885
OT Otuke 123,895
BV Buvuma 115,415
MR Moroto 113,726
BW Bukwo 109,104
BT Butambala 105,455
LY Lyantonde 105,154
RG Rukiga 104,215
KW Kween 102,908
NT Ntoroko 70,563
KG Kalangala 62,807

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 %

AG Agago 95 %
KT Kitgum 95 %
BT Butambala 95 %
RG Rukiga 95 %
PD Pader 95 %
LM Lamwo 95 %
MY Moyo 95 %
AL Alebtong 94 %
AD Adjumani 94 %
OT Otuke 94 %
LI Lira 93 %
OM Omoro 93 %
MM Mitooma 92 %
KK Katakwi 92 %
KX Kalungu 92 %
MH Maracha 91 %
NU Kanungu 90 %
AO Amolatar 90 %
KL Kabale 88 %
AM Amuru 88 %
GM Gomba 87 %
NR Ngora 87 %
DK Dokolo 86 %
BM Bukomansimbi 86 %
NT Ntoroko 86 %
KLA Kampala 86 %
RG Rukungiri 86 %
KN Kaabong 86 %
KW Kween 85 %
BS Bushenyi 85 %
ZM Zombo 85 %
AB Abim 85 %
KP Koboko 84 %
NS Nakaseke 83 %
SH Sheema 83 %
SR Serere 83 %
BA Budaka 83 %
AI Amuria 82 %
NP Napak 82 %
KO Kotido 81 %
KM Kamwenge 81 %
NG Nakasongola 80 %
KB Kabarole 80 %
KD Kaberamaido 80 %
MR Moroto 80 %
BW Bukwo 80 %
MP Mpigi 80 %
ST Soroti 80 %
KC Kapchorwa 80 %
SK Sironko 79 %
KF Kamuli 78 %
NO Ntungamo 78 %
LK Luuka 78 %
GL Gulu 77 %
BI Busia 77 %
KU Kumi 77 %
AR Arua 76 %
KV Kole 76 %
MT Mityana 76 %
RD Rubanda 76 %
KI Kiboga 76 %
AP Apac 75 %
NB Nebbi 74 %
MN Manafwa 74 %
YU Kayunga 74 %
KQ Kiryandongo 74 %
MK Mukono 73 %
BD Bududa 73 %
BY Bunyangabu 72 %
BB Bulambuli 72 %
LW Lwengo 72 %
BL Buliisa 72 %
MS Masaka 71 %
MD Masindi 71 %
OY Oyam 71 %
KJ Kyenjojo 71 %
ML Mbale 71 %
KA Kibaale 71 %
NW Nwoya 70 %
IG Iganga 70 %
LR Luwero 70 %
BK Kibuku 70 %
OX Namisindwa 69 %
BE Bukedea 68 %
BT Butembo 68 %
JN Jinja 66 %
KG Kalangala 66 %
BG Bugiri 66 %
PL Pallisa 65 %
RB Rubirizi 65 %
BN Bundibugyo 64 %
KG Kagadi 64 %
KT Kyotera 64 %
BJ Butaleja 63 %
KE Kasese 62 %
TR Tororo 62 %
NK Nakapiripirit 62 %
NY Namayingo 61 %
MB Mbarara 60 %
KY Kyankwanzi 60 %
BH Buhweju 59 %
BU Buikwe 58 %
HM Hoima 57 %
NM Namutumba 57 %
MG Mayuge 55 %
AT Amudat 53 %
IB Ibanda 52 %
LY Lyantonde 51 %
KR Kaliro 50 %
YM Yumbe 48 %
PK Pakwach 47 %
KH Kiruhura 43 %
KS Kisoro 43 %
IS Isingiro 43 %
WK Wakiso 40 %
BY Buyende 40 %
RK Rakai 37 %
SS Ssembabule 37 %
MU Mubende 37 %
KK Kakumiro 35 %
BV Buvuma 35 %
KZ Kyegegwa 34 %

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 %
IS Isingiro 97 %
PL Pallisa 97 %
LK Luuka 96 %
MB Mbarara 95 %
RB Rubirizi 95 %
KR Kaliro 95 %
RD Rubanda 95 %
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 %
BU Buikwe 92 %
KW Kween 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 %
MK Mukono 86 %
LI Lira 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 %
MR Moroto 81 %
DK Dokolo 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 %
NW Nwoya 77 %
NB Nebbi 77 %
OT Otuke 77 %
PD Pader 77 %
KN Kaabong 76 %
GL Gulu 76 %
AT Amudat 76 %
OM Omoro 76 %
KJ Kyenjojo 75 %
ZM Zombo 75 %
AB Abim 74 %
NS Nakaseke 74 %
IB Ibanda 74 %
NK Nakapiripirit 74 %
KO Kotido 73 %
NT Ntoroko 73 %
AP Apac 73 %
KZ Kyegegwa 72 %
MP Mpigi 72 %
BL Buliisa 71 %
KI Kiboga 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