Uganda

by July 19, 2018

The access rates in Uganda vary from 33 % in Mubende District to 95 % in Lamwo District. Uganda has 129,007 domestic water points which serve a total of 26,251,926 people - 21,331,174 in rural areas. An additional 5,309 sources have been non-functional for more than 5 years and are considered abandoned. Uganda has 1,175 piped schemes.

Access

68%

Rural Functionality

85%

Equity

143

Management

88%

Gender

85%

Equity (Rural) for safe water access

50 150
  100 250
KLA Kampala Unknown
NB Nebbi 2,506
BV Buvuma 920
NW Nwoya 646
KY Kyankwanzi 576
KK Kakumiro 544
NY Namayingo 469
AR Arua 425
KG Kagadi 423
MU Mubende 381
IB Ibanda 341
KR Kaliro 317
MK Mukono 272
WK Wakiso 237
KZ Kyegegwa 212
MG Mayuge 203
JN Jinja 186
HM Hoima 177
KO Kotido 159
KJ Kyenjojo 157
NM Namutumba 157
KS Kisoro 151
AB Abim 143
KE Kasese 142
BY Buyende 141
BG Bugiri 135
ML Mbale 129
KA Kibaale 127
NK Nakapiripirit 121
BL Buliisa 120
MT Mityana 115
MN Manafwa 113
BB Bulambuli 109
MR Moroto 108
PL Pallisa 108
NS Nakaseke 104
KN Kaabong 104
YM Yumbe 103
BK Kibuku 97
KV Kole 97
KB Kabarole 95
KH Kiruhura 94
TR Tororo 93
KF Kamuli 92
NG Nakasongola 90
KT Kyotera 90
KQ Kiryandongo 87
LR Luwero 87
BN Bundibugyo 87
OX Namisindwa 85
BU Buikwe 84
NO Ntungamo 83
IS Isingiro 83
OY Oyam 82
LK Luuka 81
NT Ntoroko 81
BH Buhweju 80
NP Napak 77
BT Butembo 77
BY Bunyangabu 75
IG Iganga 75
SH Sheema 75
BD Bududa 73
YU Kayunga 70
RK Rakai 69
KW Kween 68
KI Kiboga 67
KC Kapchorwa 65
NU Kanungu 65
MP Mpigi 64
BE Bukedea 62
SS Ssembabule 62
KP Koboko 61
MS Masaka 61
BW Bukwo 60
ZM Zombo 58
KM Kamwenge 57
PK Pakwach 57
BA Budaka 55
SK Sironko 54
DK Dokolo 54
KL Kabale 53
BJ Butaleja 53
LW Lwengo 52
AI Amuria 52
GM Gomba 51
KG Kalangala 50
KU Kumi 49
BS Bushenyi 49
BI Busia 49
RB Rubirizi 48
LY Lyantonde 48
AD Adjumani 47
AM Amuru 47
AP Apac 46
AT Amudat 45
KD Kaberamaido 42
NR Ngora 41
GL Gulu 38
SR Serere 36
OT Otuke 36
MY Moyo 36
ST Soroti 36
MM Mitooma 35
RD Rubanda 34
AO Amolatar 33
MD Masindi 31
KK Katakwi 31
PD Pader 29
AL Alebtong 28
RG Rukiga 27
MH Maracha 26
LM Lamwo 26
BT Butambala 26
RG Rukungiri 22
LI Lira 20
OM Omoro 20
MB Mbarara 18
KX Kalungu 17
AG Agago 15
BM Bukomansimbi 11
KT Kitgum 11

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 2,558,240
KLA Kampala 1,616,729
AR Arua 856,733
KE Kasese 757,379
MU Mubende 715,482
HM Hoima 673,737
MK Mukono 664,075
YM Yumbe 595,060
TR Tororo 568,615
IG Iganga 561,030
IS Isingiro 552,083
ML Mbale 540,474
KF Kamuli 532,084
MG Mayuge 531,256
MB Mbarara 512,124
LR Luwero 498,970
JN Jinja 498,268
KJ Kyenjojo 480,179
NO Ntungamo 473,611
KM Kamwenge 463,561
BU Buikwe 456,244
LI Lira 452,542
OY Oyam 428,232
BG Bugiri 423,046
AP Apac 413,504
KG Kagadi 408,662
YU Kayunga 393,124
KK Kakumiro 390,139
RK Rakai 381,820
BY Buyende 379,778
KH Kiruhura 375,172
BI Busia 361,784
KZ Kyegegwa 356,269
MT Mityana 350,130
ST Soroti 338,622
SR Serere 331,562
KR Kaliro 325,357
MD Masindi 322,479
MS Masaka 321,253
IB Ibanda 314,413
KB Kabarole 312,830
RG Rukungiri 308,680
GL Gulu 308,062
AI Amuria 307,133
KS Kisoro 298,090
KQ Kiryandongo 296,197
NB Nebbi 286,825
NM Namutumba 286,429
LW Lwengo 284,576
SS Ssembabule 279,913
BJ Butaleja 279,527
PL Pallisa 273,448
MP Mpigi 273,256
KU Kumi 269,447
NU Kanungu 268,007
KV Kole 267,785
ZM Zombo 267,108
SK Sironko 262,783
LK Luuka 256,620
AL Alebtong 251,566
KD Kaberamaido 250,177
BN Bundibugyo 249,223
BS Bushenyi 243,063
AG Agago 242,443
KL Kabale 241,517
BE Bukedea 236,786
BD Bududa 236,356
BA Budaka 236,282
KY Kyankwanzi 233,823
NY Namayingo 233,265
AD Adjumani 232,332
OX Namisindwa 225,071
NS Nakaseke 220,656
SH Sheema 215,909
BK Kibuku 208,870
BB Bulambuli 206,021
AM Amuru 205,867
RD Rubanda 204,322
DK Dokolo 203,170
NG Nakasongola 202,800
KP Koboko 201,311
MH Maracha 200,115
NW Nwoya 192,958
PD Pader 190,588
MM Mitooma 190,259
KX Kalungu 189,957
NK Nakapiripirit 186,814
KK Katakwi 184,005
OM Omoro 182,747
KT Kitgum 179,711
KN Kaabong 176,562
KA Kibaale 175,383
BY Bunyangabu 173,225
GM Gomba 168,577
AO Amolatar 167,617
BT Butembo 165,581
MN Manafwa 162,253
KT Kyotera 159,288
NR Ngora 157,004
KI Kiboga 155,125
BM Bukomansimbi 154,367
NP Napak 152,623
KO Kotido 144,342
MY Moyo 143,085
LM Lamwo 140,225
RB Rubirizi 138,650
AB Abim 135,945
BH Buhweju 135,746
BL Buliisa 135,613
PK Pakwach 131,229
KC Kapchorwa 126,894
AT Amudat 124,480
OT Otuke 122,584
BV Buvuma 113,734
MR Moroto 113,027
BW Bukwo 107,811
BT Butambala 105,136
LY Lyantonde 104,392
RG Rukiga 103,884
KW Kween 102,173
NT Ntoroko 70,185
KG Kalangala 62,266

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 64 %

KT Kitgum 95 %
LM Lamwo 95 %
PD Pader 95 %
BT Butambala 95 %
RG Rukiga 95 %
AG Agago 95 %
AL Alebtong 94 %
MY Moyo 94 %
AD Adjumani 94 %
OT Otuke 93 %
LI Lira 93 %
OM Omoro 93 %
KK Katakwi 92 %
MM Mitooma 92 %
KX Kalungu 92 %
MH Maracha 92 %
NU Kanungu 90 %
KL Kabale 88 %
AM Amuru 88 %
GM Gomba 87 %
AO Amolatar 87 %
NR Ngora 87 %
KLA Kampala 86 %
BM Bukomansimbi 86 %
RG Rukungiri 86 %
DK Dokolo 86 %
AB Abim 85 %
KN Kaabong 85 %
BS Bushenyi 85 %
KW Kween 84 %
NT Ntoroko 84 %
ZM Zombo 84 %
NS Nakaseke 83 %
SH Sheema 83 %
SR Serere 83 %
KP Koboko 82 %
BA Budaka 82 %
NP Napak 82 %
AI Amuria 81 %
KM Kamwenge 81 %
NG Nakasongola 81 %
KD Kaberamaido 81 %
KB Kabarole 80 %
MR Moroto 80 %
MP Mpigi 80 %
BW Bukwo 80 %
ST Soroti 79 %
SK Sironko 79 %
KC Kapchorwa 79 %
KO Kotido 79 %
NO Ntungamo 78 %
KF Kamuli 78 %
LK Luuka 78 %
BI Busia 77 %
GL Gulu 77 %
AR Arua 76 %
KI Kiboga 76 %
KU Kumi 76 %
MT Mityana 75 %
RD Rubanda 75 %
KV Kole 74 %
AP Apac 74 %
KQ Kiryandongo 74 %
MN Manafwa 73 %
MK Mukono 73 %
NB Nebbi 73 %
BD Bududa 73 %
YU Kayunga 73 %
LW Lwengo 72 %
BY Bunyangabu 72 %
BL Buliisa 72 %
MS Masaka 72 %
MD Masindi 71 %
KJ Kyenjojo 71 %
ML Mbale 71 %
BB Bulambuli 71 %
OY Oyam 71 %
NW Nwoya 70 %
KA Kibaale 70 %
LR Luwero 70 %
IG Iganga 69 %
OX Namisindwa 69 %
BK Kibuku 68 %
BE Bukedea 68 %
KG Kalangala 67 %
JN Jinja 66 %
BG Bugiri 66 %
BT Butembo 65 %
BN Bundibugyo 64 %
RB Rubirizi 64 %
PL Pallisa 64 %
KG Kagadi 63 %
KT Kyotera 62 %
KE Kasese 62 %
NK Nakapiripirit 62 %
BJ Butaleja 62 %
TR Tororo 61 %
MB Mbarara 60 %
NY Namayingo 59 %
NM Namutumba 58 %
HM Hoima 58 %
KY Kyankwanzi 57 %
BU Buikwe 57 %
BH Buhweju 53 %
MG Mayuge 53 %
IB Ibanda 51 %
LY Lyantonde 51 %
AT Amudat 50 %
KR Kaliro 50 %
PK Pakwach 45 %
YM Yumbe 44 %
KS Kisoro 43 %
KH Kiruhura 42 %
WK Wakiso 40 %
IS Isingiro 39 %
BY Buyende 39 %
SS Ssembabule 37 %
RK Rakai 36 %
BV Buvuma 35 %
KZ Kyegegwa 35 %
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
IS Isingiro 97 %
PL Pallisa 97 %
OX Namisindwa 96 %
LK Luuka 96 %
MB Mbarara 95 %
RB Rubirizi 95 %
KR Kaliro 95 %
RD Rubanda 94 %
MN Manafwa 94 %
SR Serere 94 %
BI Busia 94 %
AI Amuria 94 %
IG Iganga 94 %
BG Bugiri 94 %
LY Lyantonde 93 %
BA Budaka 93 %
BH Buhweju 93 %
KC Kapchorwa 93 %
NU Kanungu 93 %
KK Katakwi 93 %
MM Mitooma 92 %
BT Butembo 92 %
NR Ngora 92 %
KW Kween 92 %
YM Yumbe 91 %
BU Buikwe 91 %
BE Bukedea 91 %
BY Buyende 91 %
BK Kibuku 91 %
BJ Butaleja 90 %
KG Kalangala 90 %
KP Koboko 90 %
OY Oyam 90 %
BD Bududa 90 %
AD Adjumani 90 %
BV Buvuma 89 %
MG Mayuge 88 %
BW Bukwo 88 %
MD Masindi 88 %
SH Sheema 88 %
BY Bunyangabu 88 %
KF Kamuli 88 %
HM Hoima 87 %
KD Kaberamaido 87 %
KS Kisoro 87 %
MU Mubende 87 %
KH Kiruhura 87 %
KL Kabale 87 %
BM Bukomansimbi 87 %
RG Rukungiri 86 %
TR Tororo 86 %
YU Kayunga 86 %
MK Mukono 86 %
NM Namutumba 86 %
ML Mbale 86 %
KU Kumi 86 %
LI Lira 86 %
AR Arua 86 %
LR Luwero 85 %
SS Ssembabule 85 %
KM Kamwenge 85 %
BB Bulambuli 85 %
ST Soroti 85 %
BN Bundibugyo 84 %
MH Maracha 84 %
JN Jinja 84 %
BS Bushenyi 84 %
KA Kibaale 84 %
SK Sironko 84 %
KQ Kiryandongo 84 %
NP Napak 84 %
KY Kyankwanzi 84 %
WK Wakiso 84 %
KK Kakumiro 83 %
RG Rukiga 82 %
NG Nakasongola 82 %
NO Ntungamo 82 %
KX Kalungu 82 %
RK Rakai 82 %
MY Moyo 82 %
KB Kabarole 82 %
MR Moroto 81 %
DK Dokolo 81 %
NY Namayingo 80 %
KV Kole 80 %
PD Pader 80 %
MS Masaka 79 %
LM Lamwo 79 %
LW Lwengo 79 %
BT Butambala 79 %
KE Kasese 79 %
AM Amuru 78 %
NB Nebbi 77 %
NW Nwoya 77 %
AO Amolatar 77 %
OT Otuke 77 %
KN Kaabong 76 %
AT Amudat 76 %
OM Omoro 75 %
GL Gulu 75 %
KJ Kyenjojo 75 %
NS Nakaseke 74 %
AB Abim 74 %
ZM Zombo 74 %
NK Nakapiripirit 73 %
IB Ibanda 73 %
KI Kiboga 73 %
KO Kotido 72 %
KZ Kyegegwa 72 %
AP Apac 72 %
MP Mpigi 72 %
BL Buliisa 71 %
AG Agago 70 %
AL Alebtong 69 %
NT Ntoroko 69 %
PK Pakwach 68 %
MT Mityana 67 %
KT Kyotera 66 %
GM Gomba 61 %
KG Kagadi 59 %
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/Unknown43010400030
Groundwater based/Unknown82678715535903416
Groundwater based/No GFS2321494925398453419920
Groundwater based/GFS1312010902081
Surface Water Based/Unknown252311217330812
Surface Water Based/GFS382242201121316061251582
Surface Water Based/No GFS6640456122323200
Unknown/No GFS312109219116026010
Unknown/GFS55422102103010
Total1,17568910517289346211232732631

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