Buhweju District

by April 17, 2024

The access rates in Buhweju vary from 45 % in Nyakishana Sub-County to 95 % in Burere Sub-County. Buhweju has 673 domestic water points which serve a total of 109,139 people – 102,020 in rural areas. 2 water points have been non-functional for over 5 years and are considered abandoned. Buhweju has 7 piped schemes.

Access

68%

Rural Functionality

100%

Equity

73

Management

100%

Gender

99%

Population Density (people/km2) and Population

50 250 1,000 2,000
  100 500 1,500  
KKT KASHENYI-KAJANI TC Unknown
KASHENYI-KAJANI TC
Population 0
BHN Bihanga 183
Bihanga
Population 183
KRN Karungu 413
Karungu
Population 413
NTC Nsiika TC 250
Nsiika TC
Population 250
NYK Nyakishana 289
Nyakishana
Population 289
BRR Burere 159
Burere
Population 159
ENG Engaju 126
Engaju
Population 126
RWN Rwengwe 244
Rwengwe
Population 244
BTS Bitsya 329
Bitsya
Population 329

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 66 %
Urban Access 95 %

BHN Bihanga 93 %
Bihanga
Population Served 16,480
BRR Burere 95 %
Burere
Population Served 24,510
BTS Bitsya 51 %
Bitsya
Population Served 10,892
ENG Engaju 69 %
Engaju
Population Served 17,577
KKT KASHENYI-KAJANI TC 95 %
KASHENYI-KAJANI TC
Population Served 3,385
KRN Karungu 47 %
Karungu
Population Served 9,592
NTC Nsiika TC 95 %
Nsiika TC
Population Served 3,734
NYK Nyakishana 45 %
Nyakishana
Population Served 10,713
RWN Rwengwe 64 %
Rwengwe
Population Served 12,256

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 68 %
Rural Access 66 %
Urban Access 95 %

BHN Bihanga 93 %
Bihanga
Population Served 16,480
BRR Burere 95 %
Burere
Population Served 24,510
BTS Bitsya 51 %
Bitsya
Population Served 10,892
ENG Engaju 69 %
Engaju
Population Served 17,577
KKT KASHENYI-KAJANI TC 95 %
KASHENYI-KAJANI TC
Population Served 3,385
KRN Karungu 47 %
Karungu
Population Served 9,592
NTC Nsiika TC 95 %
Nsiika TC
Population Served 3,734
NYK Nyakishana 45 %
Nyakishana
Population Served 10,713
RWN Rwengwe 64 %
Rwengwe
Population Served 12,256

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 100 %
Urban Functionality 100 %

BHN Bihanga 100 %
Bihanga
Functional Sources 93
BRR Burere 100 %
Burere
Functional Sources 157
BTS Bitsya 100 %
Bitsya
Functional Sources 65
ENG Engaju 100 %
Engaju
Functional Sources 105
KKT KASHENYI-KAJANI TC 100 %
KASHENYI-KAJANI TC
Functional Sources 37
KRN Karungu 100 %
Karungu
Functional Sources 56
NTC Nsiika TC 100 %
Nsiika TC
Functional Sources 32
NYK Nyakishana 97 %
Nyakishana
Functional Sources 64
RWN Rwengwe 100 %
Rwengwe
Functional Sources 62

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 NyakishanaRural23,95710,71345%97%--291306-6---10111------19-19---No
 2 BitsyaRural21,25410,89251%100%--40-40---1-17-7------17-17---No
 3 KASHENYI-KAJANI TCUrban3,5633,38595%-100%-23-231-1---7-7------6-6---No
 4 RwengweRural19,04312,25664%100%--35-359-9---1-1------17-17---No
 5 BihangaRural17,69116,48093%100%-100%50-505-5---5-51-1---33-33---No
 6 BurereRural25,80024,51095%100%--70-701-1---13-13------73-73---No
 7 EngajuRural25,30917,57769%100%--39-394-4---5-5------57-57---No
 8 KarunguRural20,5179,59247%100%--38-382-2---7-7------9-9---No
 9 Nsiika TCUrban3,9313,73495%-100%-8-82-2---3-3------19-19---No
Total 161,065109,13968100100100332133330030101581591010002500250000No
District 161,065109,13968100100100332133330030101581591010002500250000No

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