Uganda

by September 20, 2018

The access rates in Uganda vary from 34 % in Kyegegwa District to 95 % in Lamwo District. Uganda has 130,980 domestic water points which serve a total of 26,607,409 people - 21,672,811 in rural areas. An additional 5,213 sources have been non-functional for more than 5 years and are considered abandoned. Uganda has 1,211 piped schemes.

Access

69%

Rural Functionality

85%

Equity

118

Management

89%

Gender

85%

Equity (Rural) for safe water access

50 150
  100 250
KLA Kampala Unknown
BV Buvuma 929
NY Namayingo 672
KK Kakumiro 510
KY Kyankwanzi 449
AR Arua 427
KG Kagadi 417
MU Mubende 366
IB Ibanda 344
KR Kaliro 311
MK Mukono 271
WK Wakiso 219
KZ Kyegegwa 215
MG Mayuge 193
JN Jinja 187
HM Hoima 178
KJ Kyenjojo 158
NM Namutumba 158
KS Kisoro 152
KO Kotido 151
AB Abim 145
KE Kasese 143
BG Bugiri 133
ML Mbale 132
BY Buyende 130
KA Kibaale 124
NK Nakapiripirit 120
BL Buliisa 118
MT Mityana 112
MN Manafwa 112
MR Moroto 111
KN Kaabong 104
NS Nakaseke 104
BB Bulambuli 99
PL Pallisa 96
KB Kabarole 95
BK Kibuku 92
KH Kiruhura 91
KQ Kiryandongo 90
TR Tororo 90
NG Nakasongola 90
KF Kamuli 88
LR Luwero 87
NW Nwoya 87
KT Kyotera 87
BN Bundibugyo 86
BH Buhweju 85
OX Namisindwa 83
NO Ntungamo 83
NT Ntoroko 82
OY Oyam 81
LK Luuka 80
BU Buikwe 79
IS Isingiro 78
NB Nebbi 77
NP Napak 76
SH Sheema 75
IG Iganga 74
BD Bududa 73
KV Kole 71
KW Kween 70
KC Kapchorwa 70
YU Kayunga 69
BT Butembo 68
KI Kiboga 67
BY Bunyangabu 67
RK Rakai 67
BW Bukwo 65
MP Mpigi 65
NU Kanungu 64
YM Yumbe 63
SS Ssembabule 62
BE Bukedea 60
MS Masaka 58
KM Kamwenge 57
ZM Zombo 56
PK Pakwach 56
BA Budaka 55
KP Koboko 54
KL Kabale 53
SK Sironko 52
GM Gomba 52
LW Lwengo 52
DK Dokolo 52
KG Kalangala 51
KU Kumi 50
BJ Butaleja 50
BS Bushenyi 49
BI Busia 49
AI Amuria 48
RB Rubirizi 47
AM Amuru 47
AD Adjumani 45
AP Apac 45
LY Lyantonde 43
KD Kaberamaido 42
NR Ngora 41
MY Moyo 35
MM Mitooma 35
ST Soroti 35
GL Gulu 35
SR Serere 35
OT Otuke 34
RD Rubanda 32
KK Katakwi 31
PD Pader 30
AO Amolatar 28
MD Masindi 27
RG Rukiga 27
AL Alebtong 27
BT Butambala 26
LM Lamwo 26
MH Maracha 25
AT Amudat 25
RG Rukungiri 22
LI Lira 19
OM Omoro 19
KX Kalungu 18
MB Mbarara 18
AG Agago 15
KT Kitgum 10
BM Bukomansimbi 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 2,585,525
KLA Kampala 1,622,248
AR Arua 860,796
KE Kasese 760,502
MU Mubende 720,290
HM Hoima 678,489
MK Mukono 667,303
YM Yumbe 600,372
TR Tororo 571,220
IG Iganga 563,801
IS Isingiro 555,468
ML Mbale 543,431
KF Kamuli 534,355
MG Mayuge 534,129
MB Mbarara 514,075
LR Luwero 501,027
JN Jinja 499,604
KJ Kyenjojo 483,268
NO Ntungamo 475,299
KM Kamwenge 466,566
BU Buikwe 458,035
LI Lira 454,725
OY Oyam 430,430
BG Bugiri 425,279
AP Apac 415,740
KG Kagadi 412,354
YU Kayunga 394,388
KK Kakumiro 393,664
RK Rakai 383,149
BY Buyende 382,474
KH Kiruhura 377,442
BI Busia 363,646
KZ Kyegegwa 360,617
MT Mityana 351,215
ST Soroti 340,638
SR Serere 333,732
KR Kaliro 327,249
MD Masindi 324,014
MS Masaka 322,440
IB Ibanda 315,391
KB Kabarole 314,078
GL Gulu 309,758
RG Rukungiri 309,348
AI Amuria 308,873
KS Kisoro 299,202
KQ Kiryandongo 297,670
NB Nebbi 288,302
NM Namutumba 288,070
LW Lwengo 285,096
BJ Butaleja 281,249
SS Ssembabule 281,241
PL Pallisa 275,010
MP Mpigi 274,378
KU Kumi 271,108
KV Kole 269,190
NU Kanungu 268,791
ZM Zombo 268,418
SK Sironko 263,827
LK Luuka 257,572
AL Alebtong 252,706
KD Kaberamaido 251,842
BN Bundibugyo 250,421
BS Bushenyi 243,531
AG Agago 243,171
KL Kabale 242,044
BE Bukedea 238,207
BD Bududa 238,116
BA Budaka 237,670
KY Kyankwanzi 235,660
NY Namayingo 234,650
AD Adjumani 232,796
OX Namisindwa 226,310
NS Nakaseke 221,777
SH Sheema 216,402
BK Kibuku 210,190
BB Bulambuli 207,710
AM Amuru 206,844
RD Rubanda 204,767
DK Dokolo 204,147
NG Nakasongola 203,815
KP Koboko 202,638
MH Maracha 200,805
NW Nwoya 195,831
PD Pader 191,273
MM Mitooma 190,644
KX Kalungu 190,326
NK Nakapiripirit 188,403
KK Katakwi 184,857
OM Omoro 183,753
KT Kitgum 180,220
KA Kibaale 176,967
KN Kaabong 176,097
BY Bunyangabu 173,916
GM Gomba 169,015
AO Amolatar 168,602
BT Butembo 166,528
MN Manafwa 162,924
KT Kyotera 159,842
NR Ngora 157,741
KI Kiboga 155,800
BM Bukomansimbi 154,542
NP Napak 153,167
KO Kotido 145,101
MY Moyo 142,346
LM Lamwo 140,523
RB Rubirizi 139,117
AB Abim 137,310
BL Buliisa 136,695
BH Buhweju 136,507
PK Pakwach 131,905
KC Kapchorwa 127,497
AT Amudat 125,442
OT Otuke 123,482
BV Buvuma 114,885
MR Moroto 113,505
BW Bukwo 108,697
BT Butambala 105,354
LY Lyantonde 104,914
RG Rukiga 104,110
KW Kween 102,676
NT Ntoroko 70,444
KG Kalangala 62,636

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 69 %
Rural Access 70 %
Urban Access 64 %

BT Butambala 95 %
LM Lamwo 95 %
AG Agago 95 %
RG Rukiga 95 %
PD Pader 95 %
KT Kitgum 95 %
MY Moyo 95 %
AL Alebtong 95 %
AD Adjumani 94 %
OT Otuke 94 %
LI Lira 93 %
OM Omoro 93 %
KK Katakwi 92 %
MM Mitooma 92 %
KX Kalungu 92 %
MH Maracha 92 %
NU Kanungu 91 %
AO Amolatar 90 %
KL Kabale 88 %
AM Amuru 88 %
NR Ngora 87 %
GM Gomba 87 %
DK Dokolo 86 %
BM Bukomansimbi 86 %
NT Ntoroko 86 %
KLA Kampala 86 %
RG Rukungiri 86 %
KN Kaabong 86 %
KW Kween 85 %
AB Abim 85 %
ZM Zombo 85 %
BS Bushenyi 85 %
KP Koboko 85 %
NS Nakaseke 84 %
SH Sheema 83 %
SR Serere 83 %
BA Budaka 83 %
AI Amuria 82 %
NP Napak 82 %
KO Kotido 81 %
KM Kamwenge 81 %
KD Kaberamaido 81 %
NG Nakasongola 80 %
KB Kabarole 80 %
MR Moroto 80 %
BW Bukwo 80 %
MP Mpigi 80 %
ST Soroti 80 %
KC Kapchorwa 80 %
SK Sironko 79 %
KF Kamuli 78 %
NO Ntungamo 78 %
LK Luuka 78 %
GL Gulu 77 %
BI Busia 77 %
KU Kumi 77 %
AR Arua 76 %
KV Kole 76 %
MT Mityana 76 %
RD Rubanda 76 %
KI Kiboga 76 %
AP Apac 75 %
NB Nebbi 75 %
MN Manafwa 74 %
KQ Kiryandongo 74 %
YU Kayunga 74 %
MK Mukono 73 %
BD Bududa 73 %
BB Bulambuli 73 %
BY Bunyangabu 73 %
LW Lwengo 72 %
BL Buliisa 72 %
MS Masaka 72 %
OY Oyam 71 %
MD Masindi 71 %
KJ Kyenjojo 71 %
ML Mbale 71 %
KA Kibaale 71 %
NW Nwoya 70 %
IG Iganga 70 %
BK Kibuku 70 %
LR Luwero 70 %
OX Namisindwa 69 %
BE Bukedea 68 %
BT Butembo 68 %
KG Kalangala 66 %
JN Jinja 66 %
BG Bugiri 66 %
PL Pallisa 66 %
RB Rubirizi 65 %
BN Bundibugyo 65 %
KG Kagadi 64 %
KT Kyotera 64 %
BJ Butaleja 63 %
KE Kasese 62 %
TR Tororo 62 %
NK Nakapiripirit 62 %
NY Namayingo 61 %
MB Mbarara 60 %
KY Kyankwanzi 60 %
BH Buhweju 59 %
BU Buikwe 58 %
HM Hoima 58 %
NM Namutumba 57 %
MG Mayuge 55 %
AT Amudat 53 %
IB Ibanda 52 %
LY Lyantonde 51 %
KR Kaliro 50 %
YM Yumbe 48 %
PK Pakwach 47 %
KH Kiruhura 44 %
KS Kisoro 43 %
IS Isingiro 43 %
WK Wakiso 40 %
BY Buyende 40 %
RK Rakai 37 %
SS Ssembabule 37 %
MU Mubende 37 %
KK Kakumiro 35 %
BV Buvuma 35 %
KZ Kyegegwa 35 %

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
OX Namisindwa 98 %
IS Isingiro 97 %
PL Pallisa 97 %
LK Luuka 96 %
MB Mbarara 95 %
RB Rubirizi 95 %
KR Kaliro 95 %
RD Rubanda 95 %
MN Manafwa 94 %
SR Serere 94 %
AI Amuria 94 %
BI Busia 94 %
BH Buhweju 94 %
IG Iganga 94 %
BG Bugiri 94 %
LY Lyantonde 93 %
MG Mayuge 93 %
BA Budaka 93 %
NU Kanungu 93 %
KK Katakwi 93 %
YM Yumbe 92 %
BT Butembo 92 %
KC Kapchorwa 92 %
MM Mitooma 92 %
NR Ngora 92 %
BU Buikwe 92 %
KW Kween 92 %
BY Buyende 91 %
BE Bukedea 91 %
BK Kibuku 91 %
BJ Butaleja 91 %
OY Oyam 90 %
KG Kalangala 90 %
AD Adjumani 90 %
BD Bududa 90 %
BV Buvuma 89 %
SK Sironko 89 %
BW Bukwo 89 %
KP Koboko 88 %
MD Masindi 88 %
MU Mubende 88 %
KF Kamuli 88 %
BY Bunyangabu 88 %
SH Sheema 88 %
HM Hoima 87 %
KD Kaberamaido 87 %
KH Kiruhura 87 %
KS Kisoro 87 %
KL Kabale 87 %
BM Bukomansimbi 87 %
TR Tororo 87 %
ML Mbale 87 %
YU Kayunga 87 %
KU Kumi 86 %
RG Rukungiri 86 %
MK Mukono 86 %
LI Lira 86 %
NM Namutumba 86 %
KQ Kiryandongo 86 %
AR Arua 86 %
BB Bulambuli 86 %
LR Luwero 85 %
SS Ssembabule 85 %
KM Kamwenge 85 %
BS Bushenyi 85 %
ST Soroti 85 %
BN Bundibugyo 85 %
JN Jinja 85 %
MH Maracha 84 %
KY Kyankwanzi 84 %
KA Kibaale 84 %
NP Napak 84 %
WK Wakiso 84 %
KK Kakumiro 84 %
RG Rukiga 82 %
RK Rakai 82 %
NO Ntungamo 82 %
NG Nakasongola 82 %
KX Kalungu 82 %
MY Moyo 82 %
KB Kabarole 82 %
MR Moroto 81 %
DK Dokolo 81 %
NY Namayingo 81 %
KV Kole 80 %
MS Masaka 80 %
LM Lamwo 79 %
LW Lwengo 79 %
KE Kasese 79 %
BT Butambala 79 %
AM Amuru 78 %
AO Amolatar 78 %
NW Nwoya 77 %
NB Nebbi 77 %
OT Otuke 77 %
PD Pader 77 %
KN Kaabong 76 %
GL Gulu 76 %
AT Amudat 76 %
OM Omoro 76 %
KJ Kyenjojo 75 %
ZM Zombo 75 %
AB Abim 74 %
NS Nakaseke 74 %
IB Ibanda 74 %
NK Nakapiripirit 74 %
KO Kotido 73 %
NT Ntoroko 73 %
AP Apac 73 %
KZ Kyegegwa 72 %
MP Mpigi 72 %
BL Buliisa 71 %
KI Kiboga 71 %
AG Agago 71 %
PK Pakwach 70 %
AL Alebtong 69 %
MT Mityana 67 %
KT Kyotera 67 %
GM Gomba 61 %
KG Kagadi 60 %
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/Unknown54010500040
Groundwater based/Unknown11496108178051205321
Groundwater based/No GFS2321494925398453419920
Groundwater based/GFS1312010902081
Surface Water Based/Unknown2826112193401013
Surface Water Based/GFS382242201121316061251582
Surface Water Based/No GFS6640456122323200
Unknown/No GFS312109219116026010
Unknown/GFS55422102103010
Total1,21172210717391376211272734837

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