Mbarara District

by February 28, 2024

The access rates in Mbarara vary from 58 % in Kashare Sub-County to 95 % in Bukiro Sub-County. Mbarara has 2,695 domestic water points which serve a total of 207,014 people – 134,462 in rural areas. 111 water points have been non-functional for over 5 years and are considered abandoned. Mbarara has 8 piped schemes.

Access

49%

Rural Functionality

96%

Equity

13

Management

99%

Gender

100%

Population Density (people/km2) and Population

50 250 1,000 2,000
  100 500 1,500  
NYK Nyakayojo Div 302
Nyakayojo Div
Population 302
KDV Kakiika DIV 210
Kakiika DIV
Population 210
BBR Bubaare 139
Bubaare
Population 139
BKR Bukiro 284
Bukiro
Population 284
KGN Kagongi 326
Kagongi
Population 326
KSH Kashare 265
Kashare
Population 265
RBY Rubaya 145
Rubaya
Population 145
RBN Rubindi 367
Rubindi
Population 367
KKB Kakoba DIV 5,775
Kakoba DIV
Population 5,775
KMK Kamukuzi DIV 2,645
Kamukuzi DIV
Population 2,645
NDV Nyamitanga DIV 1,528
Nyamitanga DIV
Population 1,528
BDV Biharwe 235
Biharwe
Population 235
RWN Rwanyamahembe 252
Rwanyamahembe
Population 252

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 49 %
Rural Access 74 %
Urban Access 31 %

BBR Bubaare 70 %
Bubaare
Population Served 19,230
BDV Biharwe NWSC
Biharwe
Population Served NWSC
BKR Bukiro 95 %
Bukiro
Population Served 16,810
KDV Kakiika DIV NWSC
Kakiika DIV
Population Served NWSC
KGN Kagongi 90 %
Kagongi
Population Served 22,577
KKB Kakoba DIV NWSC
Kakoba DIV
Population Served NWSC
KMK Kamukuzi DIV NWSC
Kamukuzi DIV
Population Served NWSC
KSH Kashare 58 %
Kashare
Population Served 16,092
NDV Nyamitanga DIV NWSC
Nyamitanga DIV
Population Served NWSC
NYK Nyakayojo Div NWSC
Nyakayojo Div
Population Served NWSC
RBN Rubindi 84 %
Rubindi
Population Served 24,456
RBY Rubaya 65 %
Rubaya
Population Served 14,367
RWN Rwanyamahembe 64 %
Rwanyamahembe
Population Served 20,929

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%.

Access to Safe Water

20 % 60 %
  40 % 80 %
Total Access 49 %
Rural Access 74 %
Urban Access 31 %

BBR Bubaare 70 %
Bubaare
Population Served 19,230
BDV Biharwe NWSC
Biharwe
Population Served NWSC
BKR Bukiro 95 %
Bukiro
Population Served 16,810
KDV Kakiika DIV NWSC
Kakiika DIV
Population Served NWSC
KGN Kagongi 90 %
Kagongi
Population Served 22,577
KKB Kakoba DIV NWSC
Kakoba DIV
Population Served NWSC
KMK Kamukuzi DIV NWSC
Kamukuzi DIV
Population Served NWSC
KSH Kashare 58 %
Kashare
Population Served 16,092
NDV Nyamitanga DIV NWSC
Nyamitanga DIV
Population Served NWSC
NYK Nyakayojo Div NWSC
Nyakayojo Div
Population Served NWSC
RBN Rubindi 84 %
Rubindi
Population Served 24,456
RBY Rubaya 65 %
Rubaya
Population Served 14,367
RWN Rwanyamahembe 64 %
Rwanyamahembe
Population Served 20,929

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 96 %
Urban Functionality 95 %

BBR Bubaare 97 %
Bubaare
Functional Sources 304
BDV Biharwe NWSC
Biharwe
Functional Sources 198
BKR Bukiro 89 %
Bukiro
Functional Sources 222
KDV Kakiika DIV NWSC
Kakiika DIV
Functional Sources 77
KGN Kagongi 98 %
Kagongi
Functional Sources 199
KKB Kakoba DIV NWSC
Kakoba DIV
Functional Sources Unknown
KMK Kamukuzi DIV NWSC
Kamukuzi DIV
Functional Sources Unknown
KSH Kashare 98 %
Kashare
Functional Sources 308
NDV Nyamitanga DIV NWSC
Nyamitanga DIV
Functional Sources Unknown
NYK Nyakayojo Div NWSC
Nyakayojo Div
Functional Sources 371
RBN Rubindi 95 %
Rubindi
Functional Sources 307
RBY Rubaya 98 %
Rubaya
Functional Sources 301
RWN Rwanyamahembe 98 %
Rwanyamahembe
Functional Sources 297

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

District Water Supply Summary

Sub-CountyUrban/
Rural
PopulationPopulation
Served
AccessFunctionalityPoint Water SourcesPiped Water Systems
Protected
springs
Shallow wellsDeep boreholesRainwater
harvesting tanks
DamsValley
tanks
PSP/Kiosk, Tap standsYTHHICNWSC
RUWfPFNFTotFNFTotFNFTotFNFTotFNFTotFNFTotFNFTot
KASHARI                               
 1 BukiroRural17,69516,81095%89%--149236286391592161------371249---No
 2 RubayaRural22,17614,36765%98%-100%---3-329534254-2543-3---15-15---No
 3 RubindiRural28,95624,45684%95%-100%361248617821019721992-2---60-60---No
 4 KashareRural27,80716,09258%98%-86%---12341243260-2604152-2628---No
 5 KagongiRural25,16422,57790%98%-100%412436-651682-821-1---652678--No
 6 RwanyamahembeRural32,63320,92964%98%-100%16117911027229213-2132-2---32133---No
 7 BubaareRural27,34719,23070%97%-100%3-32532830-3024552502-23-31-1---No
 8 BiharweUrban26,658NWSCNWSC-97%-1-11-164101903193------------Yes
Total 208,436138,784679697951112413557966152191711,600121,6121411550521617233800No
MBARARA M.C                               
 1 Nyakayojo DivUrban46,421NWSCNWSC-96%-30-308-8116172613264------61768---Yes
 2 Kakiika DIVUrban26,313NWSCNWSC-85%60%---6175101565368325---1-1---Yes
 3 Nyamitanga DIVUrban28,151NWSCNWSC---------------------------Yes
 4 Kakoba DIVUrban67,793NWSCNWSC---------------------------Yes
 5 Kamukuzi DIVUrban42,399NWSCNWSC---------------------------Yes
Total 211,07768,23032094603003014115161632326633232500062769000No
District 419,513207,0144996958814124165711081168352031,926181,9441732050527824302800No

F = Functional; NF = Non-Functional; Tot = Total; YT = Yard Tap; HH = Household Connections; IC = Institutional Connections

Piped Water Supply Systems

Type of Scheme/GFSNumber of
Schemes
Functionality of SystemType of ManagementWB in place
FunctionalNon-FunctionalPartially FunctionalPrivate OperatorWSCPrivate/IndividualNWSCOtherYesNo
Unknown/Not GFS81000002000
Surface Water Based/GFS1812060201000
Surface Water Based/Not GFS10000001000
Total2713060204000

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