Uganda

by February 26, 2017

The access rates in Uganda vary from 30 % in Mubende District to 95 % in Lamwo District. Uganda has 124,237 domestic water points which serve a total of 25,593,612 people - 20,951,290 in rural areas. An additional 6,136 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

120

Management

87%

Gender

85%

Population Density (people/km2) and Population

50 250 1,000 2,000
  100 500 1,500  
WK Wakiso 2,340,381
KLA Kampala 1,592,988
KA Kibaale 898,250
AR Arua 840,893
MU Mubende 758,926
KE Kasese 745,146
MK Mukono 643,573
HM Hoima 635,335
TR Tororo 562,402
YM Yumbe 552,167
KL Kabale 551,300
RK Rakai 544,759
IG Iganga 543,836
IS Isingiro 537,638
ML Mbale 533,325
KF Kamuli 521,471
MG Mayuge 518,091
NO Ntungamo 515,206
KB Kabarole 502,390
MB Mbarara 501,007
JN Jinja 486,803
LR Luwero 486,297
GL Gulu 480,441
KJ Kyenjojo 465,231
KM Kamwenge 462,782
BU Buikwe 461,896
LI Lira 440,154
BG Bugiri 420,976
PL Pallisa 419,271
OY Oyam 417,872
NB Nebbi 414,963
AP Apac 398,832
YU Kayunga 387,843
MN Manafwa 374,625
KH Kiruhura 358,523
BY Buyende 355,013
BI Busia 350,661
MT Mityana 346,463
RG Rukungiri 330,773
KZ Kyegegwa 330,504
ST Soroti 323,822
MD Masindi 313,808
MS Masaka 312,935
SR Serere 311,715
KS Kisoro 303,089
AI Amuria 293,665
KQ Kiryandongo 288,156
LW Lwengo 282,838
KU Kumi 282,075
NM Namutumba 275,100
SS Ssembabule 270,942
BJ Butaleja 268,740
MP Mpigi 266,896
NU Kanungu 263,007
SK Sironko 261,227
KV Kole 260,917
IB Ibanda 259,588
ZM Zombo 258,023
KR Kaliro 258,012
LK Luuka 254,769
NY Namayingo 243,207
BS Bushenyi 242,296
AL Alebtong 240,578
BN Bundibugyo 240,271
KY Kyankwanzi 239,707
AD Adjumani 239,641
AG Agago 237,580
BD Bududa 235,669
KD Kaberamaido 234,877
KP Koboko 228,932
BA Budaka 226,884
BK Kibuku 221,983
SH Sheema 218,832
NS Nakaseke 212,770
KT Kitgum 212,553
BE Bukedea 206,015
AM Amuru 204,032
BB Bulambuli 199,548
DK Dokolo 195,715
MH Maracha 195,697
NG Nakasongola 195,495
PD Pader 193,533
KO Kotido 193,037
NK Nakapiripirit 191,811
MM Mitooma 191,053
KX Kalungu 189,393
KK Katakwi 177,007
GM Gomba 166,215
KN Kaabong 162,909
AO Amolatar 159,904
KI Kiboga 158,255
BM Bukomansimbi 153,575
NP Napak 152,900
NR Ngora 152,488
NW Nwoya 144,583
LM Lamwo 138,251
RB Rubirizi 135,732
BH Buhweju 134,492
MY Moyo 127,494
BL Buliisa 127,405
AB Abim 125,986
AT Amudat 124,926
OT Otuke 117,373
KC Kapchorwa 112,052
MR Moroto 111,143
BV Buvuma 104,055
BT Butambala 103,544
KW Kween 102,671
LY Lyantonde 101,662
BW Bukwo 100,463
NT Ntoroko 67,851
KG Kalangala 58,199

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 67 %

LM Lamwo 95 %
MY Moyo 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 90 %
NU Kanungu 88 %
KLA Kampala 88 %
AM Amuru 87 %
AB Abim 87 %
ZM Zombo 87 %
KC Kapchorwa 86 %
BM Bukomansimbi 86 %
BS Bushenyi 84 %
RG Rukungiri 84 %
GL Gulu 83 %
SR Serere 83 %
NW Nwoya 83 %
KW Kween 83 %
NS Nakaseke 82 %
BA Budaka 81 %
KL Kabale 81 %
DK Dokolo 80 %
GM Gomba 80 %
ST Soroti 80 %
AI Amuria 80 %
MP Mpigi 80 %
BW Bukwo 80 %
AO Amolatar 79 %
NT Ntoroko 79 %
KN Kaabong 78 %
MT Mityana 78 %
AR Arua 78 %
KD Kaberamaido 78 %
KB Kabarole 76 %
KJ Kyenjojo 76 %
LK Luuka 76 %
NG Nakasongola 75 %
BI Busia 75 %
KM Kamwenge 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 %
NO Ntungamo 73 %
YU Kayunga 73 %
ML Mbale 72 %
KI Kiboga 72 %
LW Lwengo 72 %
OY Oyam 72 %
MD Masindi 72 %
NR Ngora 72 %
IG Iganga 72 %
AP Apac 71 %
NB Nebbi 71 %
KO Kotido 70 %
BB Bulambuli 70 %
MS Masaka 70 %
MN Manafwa 70 %
BL Buliisa 69 %
LR Luwero 69 %
BN Bundibugyo 67 %
KU Kumi 67 %
BD Bududa 67 %
JN Jinja 66 %
MB Mbarara 66 %
BK Kibuku 66 %
PL Pallisa 66 %
RB Rubirizi 64 %
BG Bugiri 64 %
KG Kalangala 63 %
IB Ibanda 62 %
KR Kaliro 61 %
KE Kasese 61 %
KQ Kiryandongo 61 %
TR Tororo 60 %
BJ Butaleja 60 %
NK Nakapiripirit 60 %
NM Namutumba 60 %
HM Hoima 59 %
BU Buikwe 57 %
KY Kyankwanzi 54 %
BH Buhweju 53 %
MG Mayuge 53 %
KA Kibaale 53 %
LY Lyantonde 52 %
NY Namayingo 51 %
YM Yumbe 47 %
KS Kisoro 46 %
RK Rakai 46 %
WK Wakiso 43 %
KH Kiruhura 42 %
AT Amudat 41 %
BY Buyende 39 %
BV Buvuma 39 %
SS Ssembabule 38 %
IS Isingiro 37 %
KZ Kyegegwa 37 %
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 %
BH Buhweju 94 %
AI Amuria 94 %
KY Kyankwanzi 93 %
SR Serere 93 %
BG Bugiri 93 %
NM Namutumba 93 %
IG Iganga 93 %
KK Katakwi 92 %
NU Kanungu 92 %
LY Lyantonde 92 %
KH Kiruhura 92 %
SK Sironko 92 %
MM Mitooma 91 %
BE Bukedea 91 %
KM Kamwenge 91 %
KW Kween 91 %
BD Bududa 91 %
BY Buyende 91 %
MD Masindi 90 %
BK Kibuku 90 %
KG Kalangala 90 %
OY Oyam 90 %
AD Adjumani 89 %
KP Koboko 89 %
BJ Butaleja 89 %
BU Buikwe 89 %
BS Bushenyi 89 %
KS Kisoro 89 %
ST Soroti 88 %
KF Kamuli 88 %
BV Buvuma 88 %
MG Mayuge 88 %
KL Kabale 87 %
LR Luwero 87 %
BW Bukwo 87 %
GL Gulu 87 %
RG Rukungiri 86 %
BM Bukomansimbi 86 %
SS Ssembabule 86 %
MU Mubende 86 %
MK Mukono 86 %
YU Kayunga 86 %
TR Tororo 86 %
BI Busia 86 %
AR Arua 86 %
ML Mbale 86 %
KQ Kiryandongo 85 %
SH Sheema 85 %
KU Kumi 85 %
HM Hoima 85 %
ZM Zombo 85 %
JN Jinja 85 %
BB Bulambuli 85 %
AP Apac 85 %
KC Kapchorwa 85 %
KA Kibaale 84 %
MH Maracha 84 %
KD Kaberamaido 84 %
WK Wakiso 83 %
KB Kabarole 83 %
OT Otuke 83 %
DK Dokolo 83 %
KX Kalungu 83 %
AO Amolatar 82 %
NO Ntungamo 82 %
AT Amudat 82 %
IB Ibanda 81 %
MY Moyo 80 %
KV Kole 80 %
NS Nakaseke 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 %
KJ Kyenjojo 77 %
LI Lira 76 %
BL Buliisa 76 %
KN Kaabong 75 %
NB Nebbi 75 %
NW Nwoya 75 %
NT Ntoroko 74 %
AB Abim 74 %
KZ Kyegegwa 74 %
MT Mityana 73 %
NK Nakapiripirit 73 %
NG Nakasongola 73 %
MP Mpigi 71 %
AL Alebtong 70 %
AG Agago 69 %
KO Kotido 67 %
KI Kiboga 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