Uganda

by May 24, 2017

The access rates in Uganda vary from 30 % in Mubende District to 95 % in Pader District. Uganda has 125,008 domestic water points which serve a total of 25,818,827 people - 21,105,975 in rural areas. An additional 5,763 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

117

Management

88%

Gender

85%

Population Density (people/km2) and Population

50 250 1,000 2,000
  100 500 1,500  
WK Wakiso 2,372,013
KLA Kampala 1,600,289
KA Kibaale 908,665
AR Arua 846,190
MU Mubende 765,592
KE Kasese 749,246
MK Mukono 647,734
HM Hoima 641,176
TR Tororo 565,827
YM Yumbe 558,498
KL Kabale 552,930
IG Iganga 547,397
RK Rakai 547,302
IS Isingiro 541,966
ML Mbale 537,177
KF Kamuli 524,440
MG Mayuge 521,792
NO Ntungamo 517,666
KB Kabarole 505,069
MB Mbarara 503,561
LR Luwero 488,973
JN Jinja 488,566
GL Gulu 483,932
KJ Kyenjojo 469,152
KM Kamwenge 466,710
BU Buikwe 464,320
LI Lira 442,972
BG Bugiri 423,915
PL Pallisa 422,427
OY Oyam 420,712
NB Nebbi 417,791
AP Apac 401,689
YU Kayunga 389,520
MN Manafwa 376,694
KH Kiruhura 361,374
BY Buyende 358,297
BI Busia 353,051
MT Mityana 347,908
KZ Kyegegwa 335,555
RG Rukungiri 331,743
ST Soroti 326,358
MD Masindi 315,791
MS Masaka 314,484
SR Serere 314,386
KS Kisoro 304,602
AI Amuria 295,858
KQ Kiryandongo 290,054
KU Kumi 284,357
LW Lwengo 283,541
NM Namutumba 277,177
SS Ssembabule 272,649
BJ Butaleja 270,914
MP Mpigi 268,359
NU Kanungu 264,047
KV Kole 262,728
SK Sironko 262,615
IB Ibanda 260,682
KR Kaliro 260,017
ZM Zombo 259,702
LK Luuka 256,035
NY Namayingo 245,106
BS Bushenyi 242,930
KY Kyankwanzi 242,146
AL Alebtong 242,028
BN Bundibugyo 241,805
AD Adjumani 240,291
AG Agago 238,540
BD Bududa 237,949
KD Kaberamaido 236,921
KP Koboko 230,907
BA Budaka 228,638
BK Kibuku 223,824
SH Sheema 219,508
NS Nakaseke 214,202
KT Kitgum 213,365
BE Bukedea 207,640
AM Amuru 205,317
BB Bulambuli 201,661
DK Dokolo 196,964
NG Nakasongola 196,791
MH Maracha 196,602
PD Pader 194,466
KO Kotido 194,380
NK Nakapiripirit 193,915
MM Mitooma 191,580
KX Kalungu 189,893
KK Katakwi 178,097
GM Gomba 166,798
KN Kaabong 162,304
AO Amolatar 161,140
KI Kiboga 159,172
BM Bukomansimbi 153,812
NP Napak 153,631
NR Ngora 153,439
NW Nwoya 147,225
LM Lamwo 138,650
RB Rubirizi 136,346
BH Buhweju 135,486
BL Buliisa 128,721
AB Abim 127,598
MY Moyo 126,543
AT Amudat 126,178
OT Otuke 118,490
KC Kapchorwa 112,762
MR Moroto 111,771
BV Buvuma 105,395
BT Butambala 103,836
KW Kween 103,341
LY Lyantonde 102,336
BW Bukwo 101,528
NT Ntoroko 68,187
KG Kalangala 58,655

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 %

BT Butambala 95 %
PD Pader 95 %
MY Moyo 95 %
KT Kitgum 95 %
LM Lamwo 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 %
KN Kaabong 86 %
ZM Zombo 86 %
AO Amolatar 86 %
AB Abim 86 %
KC Kapchorwa 86 %
BM Bukomansimbi 86 %
BS Bushenyi 85 %
NS Nakaseke 85 %
SR Serere 84 %
RG Rukungiri 84 %
NW Nwoya 83 %
GL Gulu 83 %
KW Kween 83 %
KD Kaberamaido 83 %
DK Dokolo 83 %
NR Ngora 82 %
BA Budaka 81 %
KL Kabale 81 %
GM Gomba 80 %
ST Soroti 80 %
MP Mpigi 80 %
AI Amuria 80 %
BW Bukwo 80 %
NT Ntoroko 79 %
MT Mityana 78 %
AR Arua 77 %
KB Kabarole 76 %
NG Nakasongola 76 %
KJ Kyenjojo 75 %
KM Kamwenge 75 %
LK Luuka 75 %
BI Busia 75 %
MR Moroto 75 %
KF Kamuli 75 %
BE Bukedea 74 %
MK Mukono 74 %
NP Napak 74 %
SK Sironko 74 %
KV Kole 74 %
KP Koboko 74 %
NO Ntungamo 73 %
AP Apac 73 %
KI Kiboga 73 %
YU Kayunga 72 %
LW Lwengo 72 %
ML Mbale 72 %
BL Buliisa 72 %
MD Masindi 72 %
OY Oyam 71 %
IG Iganga 71 %
KQ Kiryandongo 70 %
KO Kotido 70 %
NB Nebbi 70 %
BB Bulambuli 70 %
MS Masaka 70 %
BN Bundibugyo 69 %
MN Manafwa 69 %
LR Luwero 69 %
KU Kumi 67 %
JN Jinja 66 %
BD Bududa 66 %
MB Mbarara 66 %
BK Kibuku 66 %
PL Pallisa 66 %
BG Bugiri 65 %
RB Rubirizi 64 %
KG Kalangala 63 %
IB Ibanda 62 %
BJ Butaleja 61 %
KR Kaliro 61 %
KE Kasese 61 %
TR Tororo 60 %
NM Namutumba 59 %
HM Hoima 59 %
NK Nakapiripirit 59 %
BU Buikwe 56 %
KY Kyankwanzi 54 %
BH Buhweju 54 %
KA Kibaale 54 %
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 %
BG Bugiri 93 %
SR Serere 93 %
KK Katakwi 93 %
IG Iganga 93 %
NU Kanungu 92 %
LY Lyantonde 92 %
MM Mitooma 92 %
SK Sironko 92 %
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 %
NR Ngora 89 %
KS Kisoro 89 %
BU Buikwe 89 %
ST Soroti 88 %
KF Kamuli 88 %
BV Buvuma 88 %
SH Sheema 88 %
MG Mayuge 88 %
MD Masindi 87 %
KL Kabale 87 %
NM Namutumba 87 %
KD Kaberamaido 87 %
BW Bukwo 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 %
HM Hoima 84 %
KY Kyankwanzi 84 %
MH Maracha 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 %
MY Moyo 81 %
IB Ibanda 81 %
DK Dokolo 80 %
KV Kole 80 %
KE Kasese 80 %
YM Yumbe 80 %
PD Pader 79 %
GM Gomba 79 %
LW Lwengo 79 %
BT Butambala 78 %
NY Namayingo 78 %
AM Amuru 78 %
MR Moroto 78 %
RK Rakai 78 %
AT Amudat 78 %
MS Masaka 78 %
LM Lamwo 78 %
AP Apac 77 %
KJ Kyenjojo 77 %
LI Lira 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 %
NT Ntoroko 68 %
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

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