Uganda

by March 30, 2017

The access rates in Uganda vary from 30 % in Mubende District to 95 % in Moyo District. Uganda has 124,645 domestic water points which serve a total of 25,703,807 people - 21,011,306 in rural areas. An additional 5,813 sources have been non-functional for more than 5 years and are considered abandoned. Uganda has 1,111 piped schemes.

Access

68%

Rural Functionality

85%

Equity

118

Management

88%

Gender

85%

Population Density (people/km2) and Population

50 250 1,000 2,000
  100 500 1,500  
WK Wakiso 2,352,016
KLA Kampala 1,595,674
KA Kibaale 902,081
AR Arua 842,841
MU Mubende 761,377
KE Kasese 746,654
MK Mukono 645,104
HM Hoima 637,483
TR Tororo 563,662
YM Yumbe 554,496
KL Kabale 551,899
RK Rakai 545,694
IG Iganga 545,146
IS Isingiro 539,230
ML Mbale 534,742
KF Kamuli 522,563
MG Mayuge 519,452
NO Ntungamo 516,111
KB Kabarole 503,376
MB Mbarara 501,946
JN Jinja 487,451
LR Luwero 487,281
GL Gulu 481,725
KJ Kyenjojo 466,673
KM Kamwenge 464,226
BU Buikwe 462,788
LI Lira 441,191
BG Bugiri 422,057
PL Pallisa 420,432
OY Oyam 418,917
NB Nebbi 416,003
AP Apac 399,883
YU Kayunga 388,460
MN Manafwa 375,386
KH Kiruhura 359,572
BY Buyende 356,221
BI Busia 351,540
MT Mityana 346,994
KZ Kyegegwa 332,361
RG Rukungiri 331,130
ST Soroti 324,755
MD Masindi 314,537
MS Masaka 313,505
SR Serere 312,697
KS Kisoro 303,646
AI Amuria 294,472
KQ Kiryandongo 288,854
LW Lwengo 283,097
KU Kumi 282,914
NM Namutumba 275,864
SS Ssembabule 271,570
BJ Butaleja 269,540
MP Mpigi 267,434
NU Kanungu 263,389
SK Sironko 261,738
KV Kole 261,583
IB Ibanda 259,991
KR Kaliro 258,749
ZM Zombo 258,641
LK Luuka 255,235
NY Namayingo 243,905
BS Bushenyi 242,529
AL Alebtong 241,112
BN Bundibugyo 240,835
KY Kyankwanzi 240,604
AD Adjumani 239,880
AG Agago 237,933
BD Bududa 236,508
KD Kaberamaido 235,629
KP Koboko 229,658
BA Budaka 227,529
BK Kibuku 222,660
SH Sheema 219,081
NS Nakaseke 213,297
KT Kitgum 212,852
BE Bukedea 206,612
AM Amuru 204,505
BB Bulambuli 200,325
DK Dokolo 196,174
MH Maracha 196,030
NG Nakasongola 195,971
PD Pader 193,876
KO Kotido 193,531
NK Nakapiripirit 192,585
MM Mitooma 191,247
KX Kalungu 189,577
KK Katakwi 177,408
GM Gomba 166,429
KN Kaabong 162,686
AO Amolatar 160,358
KI Kiboga 158,592
BM Bukomansimbi 153,662
NP Napak 153,169
NR Ngora 152,838
NW Nwoya 145,555
LM Lamwo 138,397
RB Rubirizi 135,958
BH Buhweju 134,858
BL Buliisa 127,889
MY Moyo 127,144
AB Abim 126,579
AT Amudat 125,386
OT Otuke 117,784
KC Kapchorwa 112,313
MR Moroto 111,374
BV Buvuma 104,548
BT Butambala 103,651
KW Kween 102,917
LY Lyantonde 101,910
BW Bukwo 100,855
NT Ntoroko 67,975
KG Kalangala 58,367

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 %

MY Moyo 95 %
LM Lamwo 95 %
KT Kitgum 95 %
BT Butambala 95 %
PD Pader 95 %
AG Agago 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 %
AM Amuru 87 %
ZM Zombo 86 %
AB Abim 86 %
AO Amolatar 86 %
KC Kapchorwa 86 %
BM Bukomansimbi 86 %
NS Nakaseke 85 %
BS Bushenyi 85 %
KN Kaabong 85 %
RG Rukungiri 84 %
SR Serere 84 %
GL Gulu 83 %
KW Kween 83 %
NW Nwoya 83 %
DK Dokolo 83 %
KD Kaberamaido 82 %
BA Budaka 81 %
KL Kabale 81 %
GM Gomba 80 %
ST Soroti 80 %
AI Amuria 80 %
MP Mpigi 80 %
BW Bukwo 80 %
NT Ntoroko 79 %
MT Mityana 78 %
AR Arua 77 %
KB Kabarole 76 %
KJ Kyenjojo 76 %
NG Nakasongola 76 %
LK Luuka 75 %
KM Kamwenge 75 %
BI Busia 75 %
BE Bukedea 75 %
KF Kamuli 75 %
MR Moroto 75 %
MK Mukono 75 %
NP Napak 74 %
KV Kole 74 %
SK Sironko 74 %
KP Koboko 74 %
KI Kiboga 74 %
NO Ntungamo 73 %
AP Apac 73 %
BL Buliisa 73 %
YU Kayunga 73 %
ML Mbale 72 %
LW Lwengo 72 %
MD Masindi 72 %
OY Oyam 72 %
NR Ngora 72 %
IG Iganga 71 %
NB Nebbi 70 %
KO Kotido 70 %
BB Bulambuli 70 %
MS Masaka 70 %
LR Luwero 70 %
MN Manafwa 69 %
BN Bundibugyo 67 %
KU Kumi 66 %
BD Bududa 66 %
JN Jinja 66 %
MB Mbarara 66 %
BK Kibuku 66 %
PL Pallisa 66 %
KQ Kiryandongo 65 %
RB Rubirizi 64 %
BG Bugiri 63 %
KG Kalangala 63 %
IB Ibanda 62 %
KR Kaliro 61 %
KE Kasese 61 %
BJ Butaleja 61 %
TR Tororo 60 %
NM Namutumba 60 %
NK Nakapiripirit 59 %
HM Hoima 59 %
BU Buikwe 56 %
KY Kyankwanzi 55 %
BH Buhweju 54 %
KA Kibaale 53 %
MG Mayuge 53 %
LY Lyantonde 52 %
NY Namayingo 51 %
YM Yumbe 47 %
KS Kisoro 46 %
RK Rakai 45 %
WK Wakiso 42 %
KH Kiruhura 42 %
AT Amudat 41 %
BY Buyende 39 %
BV Buvuma 39 %
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 85 %
Urban Functionality 85 %

KLA Kampala Unknown
LK Luuka 97 %
IS Isingiro 97 %
NR Ngora 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 %
IG Iganga 93 %
KK Katakwi 92 %
NU Kanungu 92 %
LY Lyantonde 92 %
SK Sironko 92 %
MM Mitooma 91 %
KD Kaberamaido 91 %
BE Bukedea 91 %
KW Kween 91 %
BD Bududa 91 %
BY Buyende 91 %
BJ Butaleja 90 %
BK Kibuku 90 %
BS Bushenyi 90 %
KG Kalangala 90 %
OY Oyam 90 %
AD Adjumani 89 %
KP Koboko 89 %
BU Buikwe 89 %
KS Kisoro 89 %
ST Soroti 88 %
KF Kamuli 88 %
BV Buvuma 88 %
SH Sheema 88 %
MG Mayuge 88 %
MD Masindi 87 %
NM Namutumba 87 %
KL Kabale 87 %
BW Bukwo 87 %
GL Gulu 87 %
RG Rukungiri 86 %
BM Bukomansimbi 86 %
SS Ssembabule 86 %
KH Kiruhura 86 %
MU Mubende 86 %
MK Mukono 86 %
YU Kayunga 86 %
TR Tororo 86 %
BI Busia 86 %
AR Arua 86 %
ML Mbale 86 %
KU Kumi 85 %
ZM Zombo 85 %
JN Jinja 85 %
BB Bulambuli 85 %
KC Kapchorwa 85 %
KQ Kiryandongo 85 %
KY Kyankwanzi 84 %
HM Hoima 84 %
MH Maracha 84 %
LR Luwero 84 %
WK Wakiso 83 %
KB Kabarole 83 %
OT Otuke 83 %
KX Kalungu 83 %
KA Kibaale 82 %
KM Kamwenge 82 %
NO Ntungamo 82 %
AO Amolatar 82 %
AT Amudat 82 %
IB Ibanda 81 %
DK Dokolo 80 %
MY Moyo 80 %
KV Kole 80 %
KE Kasese 80 %
YM Yumbe 80 %
PD Pader 79 %
GM Gomba 79 %
LW Lwengo 79 %
BT Butambala 78 %
AM Amuru 78 %
NY Namayingo 78 %
MR Moroto 78 %
MS Masaka 78 %
RK Rakai 78 %
BN Bundibugyo 78 %
LM Lamwo 77 %
AP Apac 77 %
KJ Kyenjojo 77 %
LI Lira 76 %
NB Nebbi 75 %
NW Nwoya 75 %
NT Ntoroko 74 %
BL Buliisa 74 %
KZ Kyegegwa 74 %
MT Mityana 73 %
AB Abim 73 %
KN Kaabong 73 %
NK Nakapiripirit 73 %
NS Nakaseke 73 %
MP Mpigi 71 %
KI Kiboga 70 %
AL Alebtong 70 %
AG Agago 69 %
NG Nakasongola 69 %
KO Kotido 67 %
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

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