Uganda

by February 17, 2018

The access rates in Uganda vary from 33 % in Mubende District to 95 % in Agago District. Uganda has 128,367 domestic water points which serve a total of 26,065,120 people - 21,163,696 in rural areas. An additional 5,405 sources have been non-functional for more than 5 years and are considered abandoned. Uganda has 1,156 piped schemes.

Access

68%

Rural Functionality

85%

Equity

166

Management

88%

Gender

85%

Equity (Rural) for safe water access

50 150
  100 250
KLA Kampala Unknown
BY Bunyangabu 3,435
NB Nebbi 2,475
BV Buvuma 897
KL Kabale 714
NW Nwoya 623
KY Kyankwanzi 565
KK Kakumiro 533
AR Arua 420
KG Kagadi 416
MU Mubende 375
NY Namayingo 365
IB Ibanda 347
KR Kaliro 322
MK Mukono 269
WK Wakiso 231
KZ Kyegegwa 205
MG Mayuge 204
JN Jinja 186
HM Hoima 178
KO Kotido 158
NM Namutumba 155
KJ Kyenjojo 154
KS Kisoro 152
BG Bugiri 151
KE Kasese 141
BY Buyende 138
AB Abim 134
ML Mbale 127
KA Kibaale 124
MT Mityana 122
NK Nakapiripirit 118
BL Buliisa 117
MN Manafwa 111
MR Moroto 110
BB Bulambuli 107
PL Pallisa 106
NS Nakaseke 103
KN Kaabong 102
YM Yumbe 101
KV Kole 97
BK Kibuku 96
KB Kabarole 94
NG Nakasongola 93
KH Kiruhura 92
NT Ntoroko 91
TR Tororo 91
LR Luwero 90
KF Kamuli 90
KT Kyotera 89
LK Luuka 88
BN Bundibugyo 86
KQ Kiryandongo 85
OX Namisindwa 84
IS Isingiro 83
NO Ntungamo 83
BU Buikwe 82
BH Buhweju 81
OY Oyam 80
YU Kayunga 78
BT Butembo 76
NP Napak 75
SH Sheema 75
BD Bududa 74
IG Iganga 74
RK Rakai 69
KI Kiboga 68
KW Kween 67
MP Mpigi 64
NU Kanungu 64
MS Masaka 63
KC Kapchorwa 62
SS Ssembabule 61
BE Bukedea 61
KP Koboko 60
BW Bukwo 60
ZM Zombo 57
PK Pakwach 56
KM Kamwenge 56
BA Budaka 54
SK Sironko 53
DK Dokolo 53
LW Lwengo 52
GM Gomba 52
AI Amuria 51
BJ Butaleja 51
LY Lyantonde 49
BS Bushenyi 49
BI Busia 49
KU Kumi 48
RB Rubirizi 48
AT Amudat 47
AD Adjumani 47
AM Amuru 46
AP Apac 46
KG Kalangala 43
NR Ngora 42
KD Kaberamaido 41
GL Gulu 38
MY Moyo 37
OT Otuke 37
SR Serere 36
MM Mitooma 36
ST Soroti 35
RD Rubanda 34
AO Amolatar 33
KK Katakwi 31
MD Masindi 30
PD Pader 30
AL Alebtong 27
RG Rukiga 27
BT Butambala 27
MH Maracha 27
LM Lamwo 25
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 2,492,410
KLA Kampala 1,603,412
AR Arua 846,929
KE Kasese 749,847
MU Mubende 703,882
HM Hoima 662,273
MK Mukono 656,286
YM Yumbe 582,245
TR Tororo 562,332
IG Iganga 554,346
IS Isingiro 543,917
ML Mbale 533,338
KF Kamuli 526,602
MG Mayuge 524,325
MB Mbarara 507,416
JN Jinja 495,043
LR Luwero 494,007
KJ Kyenjojo 472,726
NO Ntungamo 469,540
KM Kamwenge 456,312
BU Buikwe 451,923
LI Lira 447,275
OY Oyam 422,929
BG Bugiri 417,658
AP Apac 408,111
KG Kagadi 399,754
YU Kayunga 390,074
KK Kakumiro 381,636
RK Rakai 378,614
BY Buyende 373,272
KH Kiruhura 369,695
BI Busia 357,289
MT Mityana 347,513
KZ Kyegegwa 345,780
ST Soroti 333,757
SR Serere 326,326
KR Kaliro 320,792
MD Masindi 318,776
MS Masaka 318,390
IB Ibanda 312,055
KB Kabarole 309,817
RG Rukungiri 307,069
GL Gulu 303,971
AI Amuria 302,935
KS Kisoro 295,410
KQ Kiryandongo 292,645
LW Lwengo 283,322
NB Nebbi 283,262
NM Namutumba 282,470
SS Ssembabule 276,710
BJ Butaleja 275,371
MP Mpigi 270,549
PL Pallisa 269,678
NU Kanungu 266,113
KU Kumi 265,441
KV Kole 264,396
ZM Zombo 263,946
SK Sironko 260,263
LK Luuka 254,322
AL Alebtong 248,816
BN Bundibugyo 246,332
KD Kaberamaido 246,159
BS Bushenyi 241,933
AG Agago 240,689
KL Kabale 240,247
BE Bukedea 233,356
BA Budaka 232,933
BD Bududa 232,109
AD Adjumani 231,214
NY Namayingo 229,923
KY Kyankwanzi 229,392
OX Namisindwa 222,082
NS Nakaseke 217,949
SH Sheema 214,721
BK Kibuku 205,684
AM Amuru 203,511
RD Rubanda 203,247
BB Bulambuli 201,946
DK Dokolo 200,813
NG Nakasongola 200,352
MH Maracha 198,451
KP Koboko 198,109
MM Mitooma 189,327
KX Kalungu 189,066
PD Pader 188,934
NW Nwoya 186,026
NK Nakapiripirit 182,979
KK Katakwi 181,950
OM Omoro 180,320
KT Kitgum 178,483
KN Kaabong 177,682
KA Kibaale 171,560
BY Bunyangabu 171,557
GM Gomba 167,520
AO Amolatar 165,241
BT Butembo 163,299
MN Manafwa 160,636
KT Kyotera 157,950
NR Ngora 155,226
BM Bukomansimbi 153,946
KI Kiboga 153,497
NP Napak 151,311
MY Moyo 144,868
KO Kotido 142,509
LM Lamwo 139,504
RB Rubirizi 137,525
BH Buhweju 133,912
BL Buliisa 133,002
AB Abim 132,650
PK Pakwach 129,599
KC Kapchorwa 125,441
AT Amudat 122,158
OT Otuke 120,419
MR Moroto 111,871
BV Buvuma 110,957
BW Bukwo 105,675
BT Butambala 104,608
RG Rukiga 103,338
LY Lyantonde 103,132
KW Kween 100,960
NT Ntoroko 69,559
KG Kalangala 61,371

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 65 %

AG Agago 95 %
PD Pader 95 %
BT Butambala 95 %
LM Lamwo 95 %
RG Rukiga 95 %
KT Kitgum 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 %
AM Amuru 88 %
AO Amolatar 88 %
GM Gomba 87 %
NR Ngora 87 %
KLA Kampala 87 %
DK Dokolo 86 %
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 %
KD Kaberamaido 82 %
AI Amuria 82 %
NP Napak 82 %
KM Kamwenge 81 %
KB Kabarole 81 %
BW Bukwo 81 %
MR Moroto 80 %
MP Mpigi 80 %
ST Soroti 80 %
NG Nakasongola 80 %
KC Kapchorwa 80 %
NT Ntoroko 79 %
KO Kotido 79 %
SK Sironko 79 %
NO Ntungamo 78 %
GL Gulu 78 %
KF Kamuli 77 %
AR Arua 77 %
BI Busia 77 %
KU Kumi 77 %
LK Luuka 76 %
KI Kiboga 76 %
KV Kole 75 %
AP Apac 75 %
RD Rubanda 75 %
KQ Kiryandongo 74 %
NB Nebbi 74 %
MK Mukono 74 %
MN Manafwa 74 %
MT Mityana 74 %
NW Nwoya 73 %
LW Lwengo 73 %
YU Kayunga 72 %
BL Buliisa 72 %
BD Bududa 72 %
BY Bunyangabu 72 %
KJ Kyenjojo 72 %
MS Masaka 72 %
BB Bulambuli 72 %
MD Masindi 71 %
ML Mbale 71 %
OY Oyam 71 %
KA Kibaale 71 %
IG Iganga 70 %
LR Luwero 70 %
OX Namisindwa 69 %
BE Bukedea 69 %
BK Kibuku 69 %
JN Jinja 66 %
BT Butembo 66 %
BN Bundibugyo 65 %
PL Pallisa 65 %
RB Rubirizi 64 %
KG Kagadi 64 %
NK Nakapiripirit 63 %
BG Bugiri 63 %
KT Kyotera 63 %
BJ Butaleja 63 %
KE Kasese 63 %
KG Kalangala 63 %
TR Tororo 62 %
NY Namayingo 60 %
MB Mbarara 59 %
NM Namutumba 58 %
KY Kyankwanzi 58 %
HM Hoima 58 %
BU Buikwe 58 %
BH Buhweju 54 %
MG Mayuge 53 %
IB Ibanda 53 %
LY Lyantonde 52 %
AT Amudat 50 %
KR Kaliro 50 %
PK Pakwach 46 %
YM Yumbe 45 %
KS Kisoro 43 %
KH Kiruhura 43 %
WK Wakiso 41 %
BY Buyende 40 %
IS Isingiro 39 %
SS Ssembabule 37 %
RK Rakai 36 %
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 %
BG Bugiri 93 %
IG Iganga 93 %
LY Lyantonde 93 %
BU Buikwe 93 %
BA Budaka 93 %
NU Kanungu 93 %
KC Kapchorwa 93 %
KK Katakwi 93 %
SK Sironko 92 %
MM Mitooma 92 %
BT Butembo 92 %
NR Ngora 91 %
YM Yumbe 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 %
BV Buvuma 89 %
KF Kamuli 89 %
MG Mayuge 88 %
SH Sheema 88 %
MD Masindi 88 %
BW Bukwo 88 %
BY Bunyangabu 88 %
KD Kaberamaido 87 %
HM Hoima 87 %
KL Kabale 87 %
KH Kiruhura 87 %
SS Ssembabule 87 %
MU Mubende 87 %
BM Bukomansimbi 87 %
NM Namutumba 87 %
RG Rukungiri 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 %
ST Soroti 85 %
KM Kamwenge 85 %
BD Bududa 85 %
BN Bundibugyo 84 %
JN Jinja 84 %
BS Bushenyi 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 82 %
MY Moyo 81 %
MR Moroto 81 %
NG Nakasongola 81 %
DK Dokolo 81 %
PD Pader 80 %
NY Namayingo 80 %
KV Kole 80 %
KG Kagadi 79 %
MS Masaka 79 %
LW Lwengo 79 %
KE Kasese 79 %
AP Apac 79 %
LM Lamwo 79 %
BT Butambala 79 %
OT Otuke 78 %
AM Amuru 78 %
NB Nebbi 77 %
NW Nwoya 77 %
AO Amolatar 76 %
IB Ibanda 76 %
KN Kaabong 75 %
OM Omoro 75 %
AT Amudat 75 %
GL Gulu 75 %
KJ Kyenjojo 75 %
KZ Kyegegwa 74 %
ZM Zombo 74 %
NK Nakapiripirit 73 %
NS Nakaseke 73 %
GM Gomba 73 %
AB Abim 73 %
KO Kotido 72 %
KI Kiboga 71 %
MP Mpigi 71 %
AG Agago 70 %
BL Buliisa 69 %
AL Alebtong 69 %
PK Pakwach 68 %
NT Ntoroko 68 %
KT Kyotera 66 %
MT Mityana 66 %
NP Napak 63 %
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/Unknown43010400030
Combined Water Based/No GFS42011002010
Groundwater based/GFS1211010802071
Groundwater based/Unknown66518714404802714
Groundwater based/No GFS2331504925398453419920
Surface Water Based/Unknown232111215330810
Surface Water Based/No GFS6640456122323200
Surface Water Based/GFS380242191111315861251580
Unknown/No GFS3131092110116026010
Unknown/GFS55422102103010
Total1,15667110417288328201222731825

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