Buhweju District

by December 6, 2022

The access rates in Buhweju vary from 44 % in Nyakishana Sub-County to 95 % in Nsiika TC Sub-County. Buhweju has 567 domestic water points which serve a total of 94,551 people – 87,723 in rural areas. 28 water points have been non-functional for over 5 years and are considered abandoned. Buhweju has 7 piped schemes.

Access

61%

Rural Functionality

95%

Equity

51

Management

90%

Gender

92%

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
NTC Nsiika TC 240
Nsiika TC
Population 240
BRR Burere 152
Burere
Population 152
BHN Bihanga 176
Bihanga
Population 176
BTS Bitsya 315
Bitsya
Population 315
KRN Karungu 396
Karungu
Population 396
NYK Nyakishana 277
Nyakishana
Population 277
ENG Engaju 121
Engaju
Population 121
RWN Rwengwe 234
Rwengwe
Population 234

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 61 %
Rural Access 60 %
Urban Access 95 %

BHN Bihanga 91 %
Bihanga
Population Served 15,418
BRR Burere 68 %
Burere
Population Served 16,810
BTS Bitsya 51 %
Bitsya
Population Served 10,486
ENG Engaju 57 %
Engaju
Population Served 13,865
KKT KASHENYI-KAJANI TC 95 %
KASHENYI-KAJANI TC
Population Served 3,246
KRN Karungu 46 %
Karungu
Population Served 8,986
NTC Nsiika TC 95 %
Nsiika TC
Population Served 3,582
NYK Nyakishana 44 %
Nyakishana
Population Served 10,101
RWN Rwengwe 66 %
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 61 %
Rural Access 60 %
Urban Access 95 %

BHN Bihanga 91 %
Bihanga
Population Served 15,418
BRR Burere 68 %
Burere
Population Served 16,810
BTS Bitsya 51 %
Bitsya
Population Served 10,486
ENG Engaju 57 %
Engaju
Population Served 13,865
KKT KASHENYI-KAJANI TC 95 %
KASHENYI-KAJANI TC
Population Served 3,246
KRN Karungu 46 %
Karungu
Population Served 8,986
NTC Nsiika TC 95 %
Nsiika TC
Population Served 3,582
NYK Nyakishana 44 %
Nyakishana
Population Served 10,101
RWN Rwengwe 66 %
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 NyakishanaRural22,97710,10144%93%--18220516---5-5------18119---No
 2 BitsyaRural20,38510,48651%95%--35-35---1-15-5------14317---No
 3 KASHENYI-KAJANI TCUrban3,4173,24695%-97%-23-23------617------3-3---No
 4 RwengweRural18,26412,05666%92%--31132729---1-1------15217---No
 5 BihangaRural16,96815,41891%94%-100%441455-5---112------14317---No
 6 BurereRural24,74516,81068%97%--501511-1---9110------34135---No
 7 EngajuRural24,27313,86557%98%--201214-4---3-3------9110---No
 8 KarunguRural19,6788,98646%92%--331342-2---6-6------639---No
 9 Nsiika TCUrban3,7713,58295%-97%-6172-2---3-3------19-19---No
Total 154,47894,5516195971002938301263291014534810100017414188000No
District 154,47894,5516195971002938301263291014534810100017414188000No

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