Gulu District

by December 7, 2022

The access rates in Gulu vary from 88 % in Bungatira Sub-County to 95 % in Awach Sub-County. Gulu has 642 domestic water points which serve a total of 255,839 people – 146,417 in rural areas. 129 water points have been non-functional for over 5 years and are considered abandoned. Gulu has 1 piped schemes.

Access

73%

Rural Functionality

80%

Equity

34

Management

81%

Gender

76%

Population Density (people/km2) and Population

50 250 1,000 2,000
  100 500 1,500  
UNY Unyama 155
Unyama
Population 155
PCH Paicho 70
Paicho
Population 70
BNG Bungatira 231
Bungatira
Population 231
PTK Patiko 92
Patiko
Population 92
AWC Awach 79
Awach
Population 79
PLR Palaro 35
Palaro
Population 35
BTC Bar Dege DIV 2,479
Bar Dege DIV
Population 2,479
LDV Laroo DIV 3,383
Laroo DIV
Population 3,383
LYB Layibi DIV 3,982
Layibi DIV
Population 3,982
PDV Pece DIV 4,852
Pece DIV
Population 4,852

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 73 %
Rural Access 92 %
Urban Access 57 %

AWC Awach 95 %
Awach
Population Served 22,774
BNG Bungatira 88 %
Bungatira
Population Served 36,624
BTC Bar Dege DIV NWSC
Bar Dege DIV
Population Served NWSC
LDV Laroo DIV NWSC
Laroo DIV
Population Served NWSC
LYB Layibi DIV NWSC
Layibi DIV
Population Served NWSC
PCH Paicho 90 %
Paicho
Population Served 27,963
PDV Pece DIV NWSC
Pece DIV
Population Served NWSC
PLR Palaro 95 %
Palaro
Population Served 16,299
PTK Patiko 95 %
Patiko
Population Served 22,104
UNY Unyama 95 %
Unyama
Population Served 20,653

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 73 %
Rural Access 92 %
Urban Access 57 %

AWC Awach 95 %
Awach
Population Served 22,774
BNG Bungatira 88 %
Bungatira
Population Served 36,624
BTC Bar Dege DIV NWSC
Bar Dege DIV
Population Served NWSC
LDV Laroo DIV NWSC
Laroo DIV
Population Served NWSC
LYB Layibi DIV NWSC
Layibi DIV
Population Served NWSC
PCH Paicho 90 %
Paicho
Population Served 27,963
PDV Pece DIV NWSC
Pece DIV
Population Served NWSC
PLR Palaro 95 %
Palaro
Population Served 16,299
PTK Patiko 95 %
Patiko
Population Served 22,104
UNY Unyama 95 %
Unyama
Population Served 20,653

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 80 %
Urban Functionality 100 %

AWC Awach 73 %
Awach
Functional Sources 77
BNG Bungatira 75 %
Bungatira
Functional Sources 92
BTC Bar Dege DIV NWSC
Bar Dege DIV
Functional Sources 1
LDV Laroo DIV NWSC
Laroo DIV
Functional Sources Unknown
LYB Layibi DIV NWSC
Layibi DIV
Functional Sources Unknown
PCH Paicho 95 %
Paicho
Functional Sources 94
PDV Pece DIV NWSC
Pece DIV
Functional Sources Unknown
PLR Palaro 63 %
Palaro
Functional Sources 46
PTK Patiko 85 %
Patiko
Functional Sources 79
UNY Unyama 62 %
Unyama
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
ASWA                               
 1 PaichoRural31,02327,96390%95%--12-129-96156612-12------------No
 2 PalaroRural17,15716,29995%70%--1-1325382462415------------No
 3 AwachRural23,97322,77495%77%--82101772447956538-------88---No
 4 PatikoRural23,26722,10495%89%--101117-761768167------------No
 5 BungatiraRural41,71736,62488%76%-100%1982718826551166-44------------No
 6 UnyamaRural21,74020,65395%66%--17926549311647-44------1-1---No
Total 158,877146,4179280010067208763218435963422221739101000189000No
GULU M.C                               
 1 Bar Dege DIVUrban51,235NWSCNWSC-100%-------1-1---------------Yes
 2 Pece DIVUrban57,816NWSCNWSC---------------------------Yes
 3 Laroo DIVUrban34,666NWSCNWSC---------------------------Yes
 4 Layibi DIVUrban47,240NWSCNWSC---------------------------Yes
Total 190,957109,4225701000000000101000000000000000No
District 349,834255,839738010010067208763218436063423221739101000189000No

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/Not GFS10000001000
Unknown/Not GFS41211000000
Groundwater based/Not GFS63301500050
Total114510501050

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