Gulu District

by April 17, 2024

The access rates in Gulu vary from 87 % in Paicho Sub-County to 95 % in Awach Sub-County. Gulu has 727 domestic water points which serve a total of 264,249 people – 154,827 in rural areas. 62 water points have been non-functional for over 5 years and are considered abandoned. Gulu has 1 piped schemes.

Access

72%

Rural Functionality

91%

Equity

34

Management

92%

Gender

96%

Population Density (people/km2) and Population

50 250 1,000 2,000
  100 500 1,500  
UNY Unyama 161
Unyama
Population 161
PCH Paicho 73
Paicho
Population 73
BNG Bungatira 241
Bungatira
Population 241
PTK Patiko 96
Patiko
Population 96
AWC Awach 83
Awach
Population 83
BTC Bar Dege DIV 2,583
Bar Dege DIV
Population 2,583
LDV Laroo DIV 3,525
Laroo DIV
Population 3,525
LYB Layibi DIV 4,150
Layibi DIV
Population 4,150
PDV Pece DIV 5,056
Pece DIV
Population 5,056
PLR Palaro 36
Palaro
Population 36

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 72 %
Rural Access 94 %
Urban Access 55 %

AWC Awach 95 %
Awach
Population Served 23,731
BNG Bungatira 95 %
Bungatira
Population Served 41,296
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 87 %
Paicho
Population Served 28,263
PDV Pece DIV NWSC
Pece DIV
Population Served NWSC
PLR Palaro 95 %
Palaro
Population Served 16,984
PTK Patiko 95 %
Patiko
Population Served 23,033
UNY Unyama 95 %
Unyama
Population Served 21,520

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 72 %
Rural Access 94 %
Urban Access 55 %

AWC Awach 95 %
Awach
Population Served 23,731
BNG Bungatira 95 %
Bungatira
Population Served 41,296
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 87 %
Paicho
Population Served 28,263
PDV Pece DIV NWSC
Pece DIV
Population Served NWSC
PLR Palaro 95 %
Palaro
Population Served 16,984
PTK Patiko 95 %
Patiko
Population Served 23,033
UNY Unyama 95 %
Unyama
Population Served 21,520

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 91 %
Urban Functionality 100 %

AWC Awach 99 %
Awach
Functional Sources 113
BNG Bungatira 87 %
Bungatira
Functional Sources 143
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 105
PDV Pece DIV NWSC
Pece DIV
Functional Sources Unknown
PLR Palaro 72 %
Palaro
Functional Sources 56
PTK Patiko 99 %
Patiko
Functional Sources 137
UNY Unyama 91 %
Unyama
Functional Sources 110

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 PaichoRural32,32728,26387%95%--12-129-97257712-12------------No
 2 PalaroRural17,87816,98495%72%--1-13254820684-4------------No
 3 AwachRural24,98023,73195%99%--10-1025-25621638-8------8-8---No
 4 PatikoRural24,24523,03395%99%--11-119110109-1097-7------1-1---No
 5 BungatiraRural43,46941,29695%87%-100%30333237308612984-41-1---------No
 6 UnyamaRural22,65321,52095%91%--262285510724766-6------1-1---No
Total 165,552154,8279491010090595741589449424914104110100010010000No
GULU M.C                               
 1 Bar Dege DIVUrban53,388NWSCNWSC-100%-------1-1---------------Yes
 2 Pece DIVUrban60,245NWSCNWSC---------------------------Yes
 3 Laroo DIVUrban36,122NWSCNWSC---------------------------Yes
 4 Layibi DIVUrban49,225NWSCNWSC---------------------------Yes
Total 198,980109,4225501000000000101000000000000000No
District 364,532264,249729110010090595741589450424924104110100010010000No

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