Uganda

by November 17, 2018

The access rates in Uganda vary from 34 % in Kyegegwa District to 95 % in Butambala District. Uganda has 130,978 domestic water points which serve a total of 26,646,315 people - 21,705,240 in rural areas. An additional 5,215 sources have been non-functional for more than 5 years and are considered abandoned. Uganda has 1,211 piped schemes.

Access

68%

Rural Functionality

85%

Equity

118

Management

89%

Gender

85%

Equity (Rural) for safe water access

50 150
  100 250
KLA Kampala Unknown
BV Buvuma 938
NY Namayingo 677
KK Kakumiro 514
KY Kyankwanzi 452
AR Arua 429
KG Kagadi 420
MU Mubende 368
IB Ibanda 345
KR Kaliro 313
MK Mukono 272
WK Wakiso 221
KZ Kyegegwa 217
MG Mayuge 194
JN Jinja 188
HM Hoima 179
KJ Kyenjojo 159
NM Namutumba 159
KS Kisoro 152
KO Kotido 151
AB Abim 146
KE Kasese 143
BG Bugiri 133
ML Mbale 132
BY Buyende 131
KA Kibaale 125
NK Nakapiripirit 121
BL Buliisa 119
MT Mityana 112
MN Manafwa 112
MR Moroto 111
NS Nakaseke 104
KN Kaabong 103
BB Bulambuli 99
PL Pallisa 97
KB Kabarole 95
BK Kibuku 93
KH Kiruhura 91
TR Tororo 91
NG Nakasongola 91
KQ Kiryandongo 90
KF Kamuli 88
NW Nwoya 88
LR Luwero 87
KT Kyotera 87
BN Bundibugyo 86
BH Buhweju 85
OX Namisindwa 84
NO Ntungamo 83
NT Ntoroko 82
OY Oyam 81
LK Luuka 80
IS Isingiro 79
BU Buikwe 79
NB Nebbi 78
NP Napak 77
SH Sheema 75
IG Iganga 75
BD Bududa 73
KC Kapchorwa 71
KV Kole 71
KW Kween 70
YU Kayunga 69
BT Butembo 68
BY Bunyangabu 67
KI Kiboga 67
RK Rakai 67
BW Bukwo 65
MP Mpigi 65
NU Kanungu 64
YM Yumbe 64
SS Ssembabule 62
BE Bukedea 61
MS Masaka 58
ZM Zombo 57
KM Kamwenge 57
BA Budaka 56
PK Pakwach 56
KP Koboko 55
KL Kabale 53
SK Sironko 52
LW Lwengo 52
DK Dokolo 52
GM Gomba 52
KG Kalangala 51
KU Kumi 50
BI Busia 50
BJ Butaleja 50
BS Bushenyi 49
AI Amuria 48
RB Rubirizi 47
AM Amuru 47
AD Adjumani 45
AP Apac 45
KD Kaberamaido 43
LY Lyantonde 43
NR Ngora 41
MY Moyo 35
MM Mitooma 35
ST Soroti 35
GL Gulu 35
SR Serere 35
OT Otuke 34
KK Katakwi 32
RD Rubanda 32
PD Pader 30
AO Amolatar 29
AL Alebtong 28
MD Masindi 27
RG Rukiga 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 11
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 2,610,644
KLA Kampala 1,627,329
AR Arua 864,537
KE Kasese 763,376
MU Mubende 724,716
HM Hoima 682,863
MK Mukono 670,275
YM Yumbe 605,262
TR Tororo 573,617
IG Iganga 566,351
IS Isingiro 558,584
ML Mbale 546,154
MG Mayuge 536,773
KF Kamuli 536,447
MB Mbarara 515,871
LR Luwero 502,920
JN Jinja 500,835
KJ Kyenjojo 486,113
NO Ntungamo 476,852
KM Kamwenge 469,332
BU Buikwe 459,684
LI Lira 456,735
OY Oyam 432,454
BG Bugiri 427,335
AP Apac 417,798
KG Kagadi 415,753
KK Kakumiro 396,909
YU Kayunga 395,551
BY Buyende 384,957
RK Rakai 384,372
KH Kiruhura 379,532
BI Busia 365,361
KZ Kyegegwa 364,620
MT Mityana 352,214
ST Soroti 342,494
SR Serere 335,730
KR Kaliro 328,991
MD Masindi 325,427
MS Masaka 323,533
IB Ibanda 316,291
KB Kabarole 315,227
GL Gulu 311,319
AI Amuria 310,475
RG Rukungiri 309,963
KS Kisoro 300,225
KQ Kiryandongo 299,025
NB Nebbi 289,662
NM Namutumba 289,581
LW Lwengo 285,574
BJ Butaleja 282,835
SS Ssembabule 282,463
PL Pallisa 276,448
MP Mpigi 275,411
KU Kumi 272,636
KV Kole 270,483
ZM Zombo 269,624
NU Kanungu 269,514
SK Sironko 264,789
LK Luuka 258,449
AL Alebtong 253,755
KD Kaberamaido 253,375
BN Bundibugyo 251,524
BS Bushenyi 243,963
AG Agago 243,840
KL Kabale 242,529
BD Bududa 239,736
BE Bukedea 239,515
BA Budaka 238,948
KY Kyankwanzi 237,351
NY Namayingo 235,926
AD Adjumani 233,222
OX Namisindwa 227,450
NS Nakaseke 222,810
SH Sheema 216,855
BK Kibuku 211,406
BB Bulambuli 209,265
AM Amuru 207,743
RD Rubanda 205,177
DK Dokolo 205,046
NG Nakasongola 204,749
KP Koboko 203,860
MH Maracha 201,440
NW Nwoya 198,476
PD Pader 191,904
MM Mitooma 191,000
KX Kalungu 190,666
NK Nakapiripirit 189,867
KK Katakwi 185,641
OM Omoro 184,679
KT Kitgum 180,689
KA Kibaale 178,426
KN Kaabong 175,669
BY Bunyangabu 174,553
AO Amolatar 169,508
GM Gomba 169,419
BT Butembo 167,399
MN Manafwa 163,541
KT Kyotera 160,352
NR Ngora 158,420
KI Kiboga 156,422
BM Bukomansimbi 154,703
NP Napak 153,667
KO Kotido 145,800
MY Moyo 141,666
LM Lamwo 140,798
RB Rubirizi 139,546
AB Abim 138,567
BL Buliisa 137,691
BH Buhweju 137,207
PK Pakwach 132,527
KC Kapchorwa 128,051
AT Amudat 126,328
OT Otuke 124,308
BV Buvuma 115,945
MR Moroto 113,946
BW Bukwo 109,512
BT Butambala 105,556
LY Lyantonde 105,395
RG Rukiga 104,319
KW Kween 103,139
NT Ntoroko 70,683
KG Kalangala 62,978

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 70 %
Urban Access 64 %

KT Kitgum 95 %
AG Agago 95 %
BT Butambala 95 %
PD Pader 95 %
RG Rukiga 95 %
LM Lamwo 95 %
MY Moyo 95 %
AL Alebtong 94 %
AD Adjumani 94 %
OT Otuke 94 %
LI Lira 93 %
OM Omoro 93 %
MM Mitooma 92 %
KK Katakwi 92 %
KX Kalungu 92 %
MH Maracha 91 %
NU Kanungu 90 %
AO Amolatar 90 %
KL Kabale 88 %
AM Amuru 88 %
GM Gomba 87 %
NR Ngora 87 %
BM Bukomansimbi 86 %
DK Dokolo 86 %
NT Ntoroko 86 %
RG Rukungiri 86 %
KLA Kampala 86 %
KN Kaabong 86 %
KW Kween 85 %
BS Bushenyi 85 %
ZM Zombo 85 %
AB Abim 85 %
KP Koboko 84 %
NS Nakaseke 83 %
SH Sheema 83 %
SR Serere 83 %
BA Budaka 82 %
AI Amuria 82 %
NP Napak 81 %
KO Kotido 81 %
KM Kamwenge 80 %
NG Nakasongola 80 %
KB Kabarole 80 %
KD Kaberamaido 80 %
MR Moroto 80 %
BW Bukwo 80 %
MP Mpigi 80 %
KC Kapchorwa 79 %
ST Soroti 79 %
SK Sironko 79 %
KF Kamuli 78 %
NO Ntungamo 78 %
LK Luuka 77 %
GL Gulu 77 %
BI Busia 77 %
KU Kumi 76 %
AR Arua 76 %
MT Mityana 76 %
KV Kole 76 %
RD Rubanda 76 %
KI Kiboga 76 %
AP Apac 75 %
NB Nebbi 74 %
MN Manafwa 74 %
YU Kayunga 74 %
KQ Kiryandongo 74 %
MK Mukono 73 %
BY Bunyangabu 72 %
BD Bududa 72 %
BB Bulambuli 72 %
LW Lwengo 72 %
BL Buliisa 72 %
MS Masaka 71 %
MD Masindi 71 %
OY Oyam 71 %
KJ Kyenjojo 71 %
ML Mbale 71 %
KA Kibaale 70 %
IG Iganga 70 %
LR Luwero 70 %
BK Kibuku 69 %
NW Nwoya 69 %
OX Namisindwa 69 %
BE Bukedea 68 %
BT Butembo 67 %
JN Jinja 66 %
KG Kalangala 66 %
BG Bugiri 66 %
PL Pallisa 65 %
RB Rubirizi 65 %
BN Bundibugyo 64 %
KG Kagadi 64 %
KT Kyotera 63 %
BJ Butaleja 63 %
KE Kasese 62 %
TR Tororo 62 %
NK Nakapiripirit 62 %
NY Namayingo 60 %
MB Mbarara 60 %
KY Kyankwanzi 60 %
BH Buhweju 59 %
BU Buikwe 58 %
HM Hoima 57 %
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 43 %
KS Kisoro 43 %
IS Isingiro 43 %
WK Wakiso 40 %
BY Buyende 40 %
RK Rakai 37 %
SS Ssembabule 37 %
MU Mubende 36 %
KK Kakumiro 35 %
BV Buvuma 35 %
KZ Kyegegwa 34 %

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