Buhweju District

by October 24, 2021

The access rates in Buhweju vary from 45 % in Nyakishana Sub-County to 95 % in Nsiika TC Sub-County. Buhweju has 567 domestic water points which serve a total of 94,352 people – 87,722 in rural areas. 28 water points have been non-functional for over 5 years and are considered abandoned. Buhweju has 7 piped schemes.

Access

63%

Rural Functionality

95%

Equity

50

Management

90%

Gender

92%

Population Density (people/km2) and Population

50 250 1,000 2,000
  100 500 1,500  
BHN Bihanga 171
Bihanga
Population 171
BTS Bitsya 306
Bitsya
Population 306
KRN Karungu 385
Karungu
Population 385
NYK Nyakishana 269
Nyakishana
Population 269
KKT KASHENYI-KAJANI TC Unknown
KASHENYI-KAJANI TC
Population 0
NTC Nsiika TC 233
Nsiika TC
Population 233
BRR Burere 148
Burere
Population 148
ENG Engaju 118
Engaju
Population 118
RWN Rwengwe 227
Rwengwe
Population 227

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 63 %
Rural Access 61 %
Urban Access 95 %

BHN Bihanga 94 %
Bihanga
Population Served 15,418
BRR Burere 70 %
Burere
Population Served 16,810
BTS Bitsya 53 %
Bitsya
Population Served 10,486
ENG Engaju 59 %
Engaju
Population Served 13,865
KKT KASHENYI-KAJANI TC 95 %
KASHENYI-KAJANI TC
Population Served 3,152
KRN Karungu 47 %
Karungu
Population Served 8,986
NTC Nsiika TC 95 %
Nsiika TC
Population Served 3,478
NYK Nyakishana 45 %
Nyakishana
Population Served 10,101
RWN Rwengwe 68 %
Rwengwe
Population Served 12,056

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 63 %
Rural Access 61 %
Urban Access 95 %

BHN Bihanga 94 %
Bihanga
Population Served 15,418
BRR Burere 70 %
Burere
Population Served 16,810
BTS Bitsya 53 %
Bitsya
Population Served 10,486
ENG Engaju 59 %
Engaju
Population Served 13,865
KKT KASHENYI-KAJANI TC 95 %
KASHENYI-KAJANI TC
Population Served 3,152
KRN Karungu 47 %
Karungu
Population Served 8,986
NTC Nsiika TC 95 %
Nsiika TC
Population Served 3,478
NYK Nyakishana 45 %
Nyakishana
Population Served 10,101
RWN Rwengwe 68 %
Rwengwe
Population Served 12,056

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 95 %
Urban Functionality 97 %

BHN Bihanga 93 %
Bihanga
Functional Sources 64
BRR Burere 97 %
Burere
Functional Sources 94
BTS Bitsya 95 %
Bitsya
Functional Sources 55
ENG Engaju 95 %
Engaju
Functional Sources 36
KKT KASHENYI-KAJANI TC 97 %
KASHENYI-KAJANI TC
Functional Sources 32
KRN Karungu 92 %
Karungu
Functional Sources 47
NTC Nsiika TC 97 %
Nsiika TC
Functional Sources 30
NYK Nyakishana 92 %
Nyakishana
Functional Sources 46
RWN Rwengwe 92 %
Rwengwe
Functional Sources 54

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
Buhweju                               
 1 NyakishanaRural22,31110,10145%93%--18220516---5-5------18119---No
 2 BitsyaRural19,79410,48653%95%--35-35---1-15-5------14317---No
 3 KASHENYI-KAJANI TCUrban3,3183,15295%-97%-23-23------617------3-3---No
 4 RwengweRural17,73412,05668%92%--31132729---1-1------15217---No
 5 BihangaRural16,47615,41894%94%-100%441455-5---112------14317---No
 6 BurereRural24,02716,81070%97%--501511-1---9110------34135---No
 7 EngajuRural23,57013,86559%98%--201214-4---3-3------9110---No
 8 KarunguRural19,1078,98647%92%--331342-2---6-6------639---No
 9 Nsiika TCUrban3,6613,47895%-97%-6172-2---3-3------19-19---No
Total 149,99894,3526395971002938301263291014534810100017414188000No
District 149,99894,3526395971002938301263291014534810100017414188000No

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
Surface Water Based/GFS75200600040
Unknown/Not GFS21000000000
Total96200600040

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