Uganda

by June 22, 2017

The access rates in Uganda vary from 30 % in Mubende District to 95 % in Pader District. Uganda has 125,169 domestic water points which serve a total of 25,865,507 people - 21,144,981 in rural areas. An additional 5,775 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

118

Management

88%

Gender

85%

Population Density (people/km2) and Population

50 250 1,000 2,000
  100 500 1,500  
WK Wakiso 2,382,194
KLA Kampala 1,602,638
KA Kibaale 912,017
AR Arua 847,894
MU Mubende 767,737
KE Kasese 750,565
MK Mukono 649,073
HM Hoima 643,056
TR Tororo 566,929
YM Yumbe 560,536
KL Kabale 553,454
IG Iganga 548,543
RK Rakai 548,121
IS Isingiro 543,359
ML Mbale 538,417
KF Kamuli 525,395
MG Mayuge 522,983
NO Ntungamo 518,458
KB Kabarole 505,931
MB Mbarara 504,383
LR Luwero 489,834
JN Jinja 489,134
GL Gulu 485,055
KJ Kyenjojo 470,414
KM Kamwenge 467,974
BU Buikwe 465,100
LI Lira 443,879
BG Bugiri 424,860
PL Pallisa 423,443
OY Oyam 421,626
NB Nebbi 418,701
AP Apac 402,608
YU Kayunga 390,059
MN Manafwa 377,360
KH Kiruhura 362,291
BY Buyende 359,354
BI Busia 353,820
MT Mityana 348,373
KZ Kyegegwa 337,180
RG Rukungiri 332,056
ST Soroti 327,174
MD Masindi 316,429
SR Serere 315,245
MS Masaka 314,982
KS Kisoro 305,089
AI Amuria 296,564
KQ Kiryandongo 290,665
KU Kumi 285,091
LW Lwengo 283,767
NM Namutumba 277,845
SS Ssembabule 273,198
BJ Butaleja 271,614
MP Mpigi 268,830
NU Kanungu 264,381
KV Kole 263,310
SK Sironko 263,061
IB Ibanda 261,034
KR Kaliro 260,662
ZM Zombo 260,242
LK Luuka 256,443
NY Namayingo 245,718
BS Bushenyi 243,134
KY Kyankwanzi 242,931
AL Alebtong 242,495
BN Bundibugyo 242,298
AD Adjumani 240,500
AG Agago 238,848
BD Bududa 238,683
KD Kaberamaido 237,579
KP Koboko 231,542
BA Budaka 229,202
BK Kibuku 224,416
SH Sheema 219,726
NS Nakaseke 214,663
KT Kitgum 213,626
BE Bukedea 208,163
AM Amuru 205,731
BB Bulambuli 202,341
DK Dokolo 197,366
NG Nakasongola 197,208
MH Maracha 196,894
KO Kotido 194,812
PD Pader 194,766
NK Nakapiripirit 194,591
MM Mitooma 191,749
KX Kalungu 190,054
KK Katakwi 178,447
GM Gomba 166,986
KN Kaabong 162,109
AO Amolatar 161,538
KI Kiboga 159,467
BM Bukomansimbi 153,889
NP Napak 153,866
NR Ngora 153,745
NW Nwoya 148,075
LM Lamwo 138,778
RB Rubirizi 136,543
BH Buhweju 135,805
BL Buliisa 129,144
AB Abim 128,116
AT Amudat 126,580
MY Moyo 126,238
OT Otuke 118,850
KC Kapchorwa 112,991
MR Moroto 111,973
BV Buvuma 105,826
BT Butambala 103,930
KW Kween 103,556
LY Lyantonde 102,553
BW Bukwo 101,871
NT Ntoroko 68,295
KG Kalangala 58,801

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 %

AG Agago 95 %
MY Moyo 95 %
KT Kitgum 95 %
BT Butambala 95 %
PD Pader 95 %
LM Lamwo 95 %
AL Alebtong 94 %
LI Lira 94 %
AD Adjumani 93 %
OT Otuke 93 %
KK Katakwi 93 %
MM Mitooma 92 %
KX Kalungu 91 %
MH Maracha 91 %
SH Sheema 89 %
NU Kanungu 88 %
KLA Kampala 87 %
AO Amolatar 87 %
AM Amuru 87 %
KN Kaabong 86 %
ZM Zombo 86 %
KC Kapchorwa 86 %
BM Bukomansimbi 86 %
AB Abim 86 %
BS Bushenyi 85 %
NS Nakaseke 85 %
SR Serere 84 %
RG Rukungiri 84 %
GL Gulu 83 %
NW Nwoya 83 %
KW Kween 83 %
NR Ngora 82 %
KD Kaberamaido 82 %
DK Dokolo 82 %
BA Budaka 81 %
KL Kabale 81 %
GM Gomba 80 %
ST Soroti 80 %
MP Mpigi 80 %
BW Bukwo 80 %
AI Amuria 80 %
NT Ntoroko 79 %
MT Mityana 78 %
AR Arua 77 %
KB Kabarole 76 %
NG Nakasongola 75 %
KJ Kyenjojo 75 %
KM Kamwenge 75 %
LK Luuka 75 %
BI Busia 75 %
MR Moroto 74 %
KF Kamuli 74 %
BE Bukedea 74 %
MK Mukono 74 %
NP Napak 74 %
SK Sironko 74 %
KV Kole 74 %
KP Koboko 73 %
NO Ntungamo 73 %
AP Apac 73 %
KI Kiboga 73 %
YU Kayunga 72 %
LW Lwengo 72 %
ML Mbale 72 %
BL Buliisa 72 %
MD Masindi 72 %
KU Kumi 71 %
OY Oyam 71 %
KO Kotido 71 %
IG Iganga 71 %
MS Masaka 70 %
KQ Kiryandongo 70 %
NB Nebbi 70 %
BB Bulambuli 70 %
BN Bundibugyo 69 %
MN Manafwa 69 %
LR Luwero 69 %
BD Bududa 66 %
JN Jinja 66 %
MB Mbarara 66 %
PL Pallisa 66 %
BK Kibuku 66 %
BG Bugiri 65 %
RB Rubirizi 64 %
KG Kalangala 62 %
IB Ibanda 62 %
BJ Butaleja 61 %
KE Kasese 61 %
KR Kaliro 61 %
TR Tororo 60 %
NM Namutumba 59 %
HM Hoima 59 %
NK Nakapiripirit 59 %
BU Buikwe 56 %
KY Kyankwanzi 54 %
BH Buhweju 54 %
KA Kibaale 53 %
MG Mayuge 53 %
LY Lyantonde 52 %
NY Namayingo 51 %
KS Kisoro 47 %
YM Yumbe 46 %
RK Rakai 46 %
AT Amudat 44 %
WK Wakiso 42 %
KH Kiruhura 42 %
BY Buyende 39 %
BV Buvuma 38 %
SS Ssembabule 38 %
IS Isingiro 37 %
KZ Kyegegwa 36 %
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 %
SR Serere 93 %
BG Bugiri 93 %
LY Lyantonde 93 %
KK Katakwi 93 %
IG Iganga 93 %
NU Kanungu 92 %
MM Mitooma 92 %
SK Sironko 91 %
BE Bukedea 91 %
KW Kween 91 %
BD Bududa 91 %
BY Buyende 91 %
BJ Butaleja 90 %
BK Kibuku 90 %
BS Bushenyi 90 %
OY Oyam 90 %
KG Kalangala 90 %
AD Adjumani 89 %
NR Ngora 89 %
KP Koboko 89 %
BU Buikwe 89 %
KS Kisoro 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 %
BW Bukwo 87 %
SS Ssembabule 86 %
RG Rukungiri 86 %
BM Bukomansimbi 86 %
KH Kiruhura 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 %
MH Maracha 84 %
HM Hoima 84 %
KY Kyankwanzi 84 %
LR Luwero 84 %
KQ Kiryandongo 83 %
WK Wakiso 83 %
KB Kabarole 83 %
KA Kibaale 83 %
OT Otuke 83 %
KX Kalungu 83 %
KM Kamwenge 82 %
NO Ntungamo 82 %
AO Amolatar 82 %
IB Ibanda 81 %
MY Moyo 81 %
DK Dokolo 80 %
KV Kole 80 %
PD Pader 80 %
KE Kasese 80 %
YM Yumbe 80 %
LW Lwengo 79 %
BT Butambala 78 %
NY Namayingo 78 %
AT Amudat 78 %
AM Amuru 78 %
MS Masaka 78 %
MR Moroto 78 %
RK Rakai 78 %
LM Lamwo 78 %
AP Apac 77 %
KJ Kyenjojo 77 %
LI Lira 76 %
GM Gomba 76 %
BN Bundibugyo 75 %
NB Nebbi 75 %
NW Nwoya 75 %
BL Buliisa 74 %
GL Gulu 74 %
AB Abim 74 %
KZ Kyegegwa 74 %
KN Kaabong 73 %
MT Mityana 73 %
NK Nakapiripirit 73 %
NS Nakaseke 73 %
MP Mpigi 71 %
KI Kiboga 70 %
AL Alebtong 70 %
AG Agago 69 %
NG Nakasongola 68 %
KO Kotido 68 %
NT Ntoroko 68 %
KT Kitgum 59 %
NP Napak 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