Uganda

by April 20, 2018

The access rates in Uganda vary from 33 % in Mubende District to 95 % in Butambala District. Uganda has 128,597 domestic water points which serve a total of 26,125,746 people - 21,214,711 in rural areas. An additional 5,360 sources have been non-functional for more than 5 years and are considered abandoned. Uganda has 1,158 piped schemes.

Access

68%

Rural Functionality

84%

Equity

142

Management

88%

Gender

85%

Equity (Rural) for safe water access

50 150
  100 250
KLA Kampala Unknown
NB Nebbi 2,488
BV Buvuma 906
NW Nwoya 632
KY Kyankwanzi 570
KK Kakumiro 537
AR Arua 422
KG Kagadi 417
MU Mubende 379
NY Namayingo 368
IB Ibanda 340
KR Kaliro 324
MK Mukono 270
WK Wakiso 234
KZ Kyegegwa 207
MG Mayuge 201
JN Jinja 186
HM Hoima 179
KO Kotido 159
NM Namutumba 156
KJ Kyenjojo 155
BG Bugiri 152
KS Kisoro 151
KE Kasese 141
AB Abim 141
BY Buyende 139
ML Mbale 128
KA Kibaale 125
MT Mityana 121
NK Nakapiripirit 119
BL Buliisa 118
MN Manafwa 112
MR Moroto 109
PL Pallisa 107
BB Bulambuli 107
NS Nakaseke 103
YM Yumbe 102
KN Kaabong 102
BK Kibuku 97
KV Kole 96
KB Kabarole 94
KH Kiruhura 93
NG Nakasongola 92
TR Tororo 92
KF Kamuli 91
KT Kyotera 90
LK Luuka 88
LR Luwero 87
BN Bundibugyo 86
KQ Kiryandongo 85
OX Namisindwa 84
NO Ntungamo 83
IS Isingiro 83
BU Buikwe 82
OY Oyam 81
BH Buhweju 81
NT Ntoroko 80
YU Kayunga 79
BY Bunyangabu 77
BT Butembo 77
SH Sheema 75
IG Iganga 75
NP Napak 75
BD Bududa 75
RK Rakai 69
KI Kiboga 68
KW Kween 67
NU Kanungu 65
MP Mpigi 65
KC Kapchorwa 64
MS Masaka 63
SS Ssembabule 62
BE Bukedea 61
BW Bukwo 60
KP Koboko 60
ZM Zombo 58
PK Pakwach 57
KM Kamwenge 56
SK Sironko 54
BA Budaka 54
DK Dokolo 53
KL Kabale 53
GM Gomba 52
LW Lwengo 52
BJ Butaleja 52
AI Amuria 51
BI Busia 50
LY Lyantonde 49
BS Bushenyi 49
KU Kumi 48
RB Rubirizi 48
AD Adjumani 47
AM Amuru 47
AP Apac 45
AT Amudat 44
KG Kalangala 43
KD Kaberamaido 41
NR Ngora 41
GL Gulu 38
MY Moyo 37
OT Otuke 37
SR Serere 36
ST Soroti 36
MM Mitooma 35
RD Rubanda 34
AO Amolatar 33
KK Katakwi 31
PD Pader 30
MD Masindi 30
AL Alebtong 28
RG Rukiga 27
BT Butambala 27
MH Maracha 26
LM Lamwo 26
RG Rukungiri 22
LI Lira 19
OM Omoro 19
MB Mbarara 18
KX Kalungu 17
AG Agago 14
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 2,518,829
KLA Kampala 1,608,756
AR Arua 850,863
KE Kasese 752,870
MU Mubende 708,537
HM Hoima 666,874
MK Mukono 659,412
YM Yumbe 587,388
TR Tororo 564,854
IG Iganga 557,029
IS Isingiro 547,194
ML Mbale 536,202
KF Kamuli 528,802
MG Mayuge 527,106
MB Mbarara 509,306
JN Jinja 496,337
LR Luwero 495,999
KJ Kyenjojo 475,717
NO Ntungamo 471,174
KM Kamwenge 459,221
BU Buikwe 453,657
LI Lira 449,388
OY Oyam 425,057
BG Bugiri 419,821
AP Apac 410,275
KG Kagadi 403,329
YU Kayunga 391,298
KK Kakumiro 385,048
RK Rakai 379,901
BY Buyende 375,883
KH Kiruhura 371,893
BI Busia 359,093
KZ Kyegegwa 349,989
MT Mityana 348,563
ST Soroti 335,709
SR Serere 328,427
KR Kaliro 322,624
MD Masindi 320,262
MS Masaka 319,539
IB Ibanda 313,002
KB Kabarole 311,026
RG Rukungiri 307,716
GL Gulu 305,613
AI Amuria 304,620
KS Kisoro 296,485
KQ Kiryandongo 294,071
NB Nebbi 284,692
NM Namutumba 284,059
LW Lwengo 283,825
SS Ssembabule 277,996
BJ Butaleja 277,039
MP Mpigi 271,636
PL Pallisa 271,191
KU Kumi 267,049
NU Kanungu 266,873
KV Kole 265,756
ZM Zombo 265,215
SK Sironko 261,274
LK Luuka 255,244
AL Alebtong 249,920
KD Kaberamaido 247,771
BN Bundibugyo 247,492
BS Bushenyi 242,386
AG Agago 241,393
KL Kabale 240,757
BE Bukedea 234,733
BA Budaka 234,277
BD Bududa 233,814
AD Adjumani 231,663
NY Namayingo 231,264
KY Kyankwanzi 231,171
OX Namisindwa 223,281
NS Nakaseke 219,035
SH Sheema 215,198
BK Kibuku 206,962
AM Amuru 204,457
RD Rubanda 203,679
BB Bulambuli 203,582
DK Dokolo 201,759
NG Nakasongola 201,335
KP Koboko 199,394
MH Maracha 199,119
MM Mitooma 189,701
PD Pader 189,598
KX Kalungu 189,424
NW Nwoya 188,808
NK Nakapiripirit 184,518
KK Katakwi 182,775
OM Omoro 181,294
KT Kitgum 178,976
KN Kaabong 177,232
KA Kibaale 173,094
BY Bunyangabu 172,226
GM Gomba 167,945
AO Amolatar 166,195
BT Butembo 164,215
MN Manafwa 161,285
KT Kyotera 158,487
NR Ngora 155,939
KI Kiboga 154,150
BM Bukomansimbi 154,115
NP Napak 151,837
MY Moyo 144,152
KO Kotido 143,245
LM Lamwo 139,793
RB Rubirizi 137,977
BH Buhweju 134,648
BL Buliisa 134,050
AB Abim 133,972
PK Pakwach 130,253
KC Kapchorwa 126,024
AT Amudat 123,090
OT Otuke 121,288
MR Moroto 112,335
BV Buvuma 112,072
BW Bukwo 106,532
BT Butambala 104,820
LY Lyantonde 103,637
RG Rukiga 103,557
KW Kween 101,447
NT Ntoroko 69,810
KG Kalangala 61,730

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 %

LM Lamwo 95 %
KT Kitgum 95 %
PD Pader 95 %
AG Agago 95 %
RG Rukiga 95 %
BT Butambala 95 %
AL Alebtong 95 %
MY Moyo 94 %
AD Adjumani 94 %
LI Lira 93 %
OT Otuke 93 %
OM Omoro 93 %
KK Katakwi 92 %
MM Mitooma 92 %
KX Kalungu 92 %
MH Maracha 91 %
NU Kanungu 90 %
KL Kabale 88 %
AM Amuru 88 %
AO Amolatar 88 %
GM Gomba 87 %
NR Ngora 87 %
KLA Kampala 87 %
DK Dokolo 86 %
BM Bukomansimbi 86 %
RG Rukungiri 86 %
AB Abim 86 %
KN Kaabong 85 %
BS Bushenyi 85 %
KW Kween 85 %
NT Ntoroko 84 %
ZM Zombo 84 %
NS Nakaseke 83 %
SR Serere 83 %
SH Sheema 83 %
KP Koboko 83 %
BA Budaka 82 %
NP Napak 82 %
AI Amuria 81 %
KD Kaberamaido 81 %
KM Kamwenge 81 %
KB Kabarole 81 %
MR Moroto 81 %
BW Bukwo 80 %
MP Mpigi 80 %
NG Nakasongola 80 %
ST Soroti 80 %
SK Sironko 79 %
KC Kapchorwa 79 %
KO Kotido 79 %
NO Ntungamo 78 %
GL Gulu 77 %
KF Kamuli 77 %
AR Arua 77 %
BI Busia 77 %
KU Kumi 76 %
LK Luuka 76 %
KI Kiboga 76 %
RD Rubanda 75 %
KV Kole 75 %
AP Apac 74 %
KQ Kiryandongo 74 %
MK Mukono 74 %
NB Nebbi 74 %
MT Mityana 74 %
MN Manafwa 74 %
LW Lwengo 72 %
YU Kayunga 72 %
BL Buliisa 72 %
NW Nwoya 72 %
BY Bunyangabu 72 %
KJ Kyenjojo 72 %
BD Bududa 72 %
MS Masaka 72 %
MD Masindi 71 %
BB Bulambuli 71 %
ML Mbale 71 %
OY Oyam 71 %
KA Kibaale 71 %
IG Iganga 70 %
LR Luwero 70 %
OX Namisindwa 69 %
BE Bukedea 68 %
BK Kibuku 68 %
JN Jinja 66 %
BT Butembo 66 %
BN Bundibugyo 65 %
RB Rubirizi 64 %
PL Pallisa 64 %
KG Kagadi 64 %
BG Bugiri 63 %
NK Nakapiripirit 63 %
KT Kyotera 63 %
KE Kasese 62 %
BJ Butaleja 62 %
KG Kalangala 62 %
TR Tororo 61 %
MB Mbarara 60 %
NY Namayingo 59 %
NM Namutumba 58 %
KY Kyankwanzi 58 %
HM Hoima 58 %
BU Buikwe 57 %
BH Buhweju 53 %
MG Mayuge 53 %
LY Lyantonde 51 %
IB Ibanda 51 %
AT Amudat 51 %
KR Kaliro 50 %
PK Pakwach 46 %
YM Yumbe 45 %
KS Kisoro 43 %
KH Kiruhura 43 %
WK Wakiso 41 %
BY Buyende 39 %
IS Isingiro 39 %
SS Ssembabule 37 %
RK Rakai 36 %
BV Buvuma 36 %
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 84 %
Urban Functionality 85 %

KLA Kampala Unknown
IS Isingiro 97 %
PL Pallisa 97 %
OX Namisindwa 96 %
LK Luuka 96 %
RB Rubirizi 95 %
KR Kaliro 94 %
MN Manafwa 94 %
RD Rubanda 94 %
SR Serere 94 %
AI Amuria 94 %
BH Buhweju 94 %
BI Busia 94 %
BG Bugiri 93 %
LY Lyantonde 93 %
IG Iganga 93 %
BU Buikwe 93 %
BA Budaka 93 %
KC Kapchorwa 93 %
MB Mbarara 93 %
NU Kanungu 93 %
KK Katakwi 93 %
MM Mitooma 92 %
BT Butembo 92 %
NR Ngora 92 %
YM Yumbe 91 %
BE Bukedea 91 %
BY Buyende 91 %
KW Kween 91 %
BK Kibuku 91 %
BJ Butaleja 90 %
KP Koboko 90 %
KG Kalangala 90 %
AD Adjumani 90 %
OY Oyam 90 %
KS Kisoro 89 %
BV Buvuma 89 %
KF Kamuli 89 %
MG Mayuge 88 %
SH Sheema 88 %
MD Masindi 88 %
BW Bukwo 88 %
BY Bunyangabu 88 %
KD Kaberamaido 87 %
HM Hoima 87 %
KH Kiruhura 87 %
MU Mubende 87 %
KL Kabale 87 %
SS Ssembabule 87 %
BM Bukomansimbi 87 %
RG Rukungiri 86 %
TR Tororo 86 %
YU Kayunga 86 %
NM Namutumba 86 %
MK Mukono 86 %
ML Mbale 86 %
KU Kumi 86 %
LI Lira 86 %
AR Arua 86 %
BB Bulambuli 85 %
KM Kamwenge 85 %
ST Soroti 85 %
BD Bududa 85 %
BN Bundibugyo 84 %
JN Jinja 84 %
BS Bushenyi 84 %
MH Maracha 84 %
LR Luwero 84 %
SK Sironko 84 %
KA Kibaale 84 %
KQ Kiryandongo 84 %
KK Kakumiro 83 %
KY Kyankwanzi 83 %
WK Wakiso 83 %
RG Rukiga 82 %
NO Ntungamo 82 %
KX Kalungu 82 %
RK Rakai 82 %
KB Kabarole 82 %
MY Moyo 81 %
MR Moroto 81 %
DK Dokolo 81 %
NG Nakasongola 81 %
NY Namayingo 80 %
KV Kole 80 %
MS Masaka 79 %
PD Pader 79 %
LW Lwengo 79 %
LM Lamwo 79 %
KE Kasese 79 %
BT Butambala 79 %
OT Otuke 78 %
AM Amuru 78 %
NB Nebbi 77 %
NW Nwoya 77 %
AO Amolatar 77 %
KN Kaabong 76 %
AT Amudat 76 %
OM Omoro 75 %
GL Gulu 75 %
KJ Kyenjojo 75 %
KZ Kyegegwa 74 %
AB Abim 74 %
ZM Zombo 74 %
NK Nakapiripirit 73 %
IB Ibanda 73 %
NS Nakaseke 73 %
GM Gomba 73 %
KO Kotido 72 %
AP Apac 72 %
KI Kiboga 71 %
MP Mpigi 71 %
AG Agago 70 %
BL Buliisa 69 %
AL Alebtong 69 %
NT Ntoroko 69 %
PK Pakwach 68 %
KT Kyotera 66 %
MT Mityana 66 %
NP Napak 63 %
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/Unknown69548715424802814
Groundwater based/No GFS2321494925398453419920
Groundwater based/GFS1211010802071
Surface Water Based/Unknown232111215330810
Surface Water Based/GFS381242201111315961251581
Surface Water Based/No GFS6640456122323200
Unknown/No GFS312109219116026010
Unknown/GFS55422102103010
Total1,15867310517189331201222731926

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