Busia District

by December 6, 2022

The access rates in Busia vary from 60 % in Masinya Sub-County to 95 % in Busitema Sub-County. Busia has 1,092 domestic water points which serve a total of 305,216 people – 260,268 in rural areas. 78 water points have been non-functional for over 5 years and are considered abandoned. Busia has 2 piped schemes.

Access

75%

Rural Functionality

94%

Equity

50

Management

80%

Gender

85%

Population Density (people/km2) and Population

50 250 1,000 2,000
  100 500 1,500  
EDV Eastern DIV 10,754
Eastern DIV
Population 10,754
WDV Western DIV 8,163
Western DIV
Population 8,163
BHH Buhehe 471
Buhehe
Population 471
BLM Bulumbi 331
Bulumbi
Population 331
BSM Busime 435
Busime
Population 435
BST Busitema 367
Busitema
Population 367
BTB Buteba 606
Buteba
Population 606
BYN Buyanga 370
Buyanga
Population 370
DBN Dabani 728
Dabani
Population 728
LMN Lumino 290
Lumino
Population 290
LNY Lunyo 368
Lunyo
Population 368
MJN Majanji 1,492
Majanji
Population 1,492
MSB Masaba 440
Masaba
Population 440
MSF Masafu 342
Masafu
Population 342
MSN Masinya 1,153
Masinya
Population 1,153
SKD Sikuda 674
Sikuda
Population 674

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 75 %
Rural Access 77 %
Urban Access 65 %

BHH Buhehe 87 %
Buhehe
Population Served 21,836
BLM Bulumbi 90 %
Bulumbi
Population Served 17,318
BSM Busime 65 %
Busime
Population Served 15,230
BST Busitema 95 %
Busitema
Population Served 20,669
BTB Buteba 65 %
Buteba
Population Served 22,615
BYN Buyanga 93 %
Buyanga
Population Served 21,630
DBN Dabani 72 %
Dabani
Population Served 26,224
EDV Eastern DIV NWSC
Eastern DIV
Population Served NWSC
LMN Lumino 95 %
Lumino
Population Served 17,512
LNY Lunyo 69 %
Lunyo
Population Served 12,924
MJN Majanji 95 %
Majanji
Population Served 12,931
MSB Masaba 79 %
Masaba
Population Served 23,124
MSF Masafu 68 %
Masafu
Population Served 17,300
MSN Masinya 60 %
Masinya
Population Served 15,050
SKD Sikuda 68 %
Sikuda
Population Served 15,903
WDV Western DIV NWSC
Western DIV
Population Served NWSC

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 75 %
Rural Access 77 %
Urban Access 65 %

BHH Buhehe 87 %
Buhehe
Population Served 21,836
BLM Bulumbi 90 %
Bulumbi
Population Served 17,318
BSM Busime 65 %
Busime
Population Served 15,230
BST Busitema 95 %
Busitema
Population Served 20,669
BTB Buteba 65 %
Buteba
Population Served 22,615
BYN Buyanga 93 %
Buyanga
Population Served 21,630
DBN Dabani 72 %
Dabani
Population Served 26,224
EDV Eastern DIV NWSC
Eastern DIV
Population Served NWSC
LMN Lumino 95 %
Lumino
Population Served 17,512
LNY Lunyo 69 %
Lunyo
Population Served 12,924
MJN Majanji 95 %
Majanji
Population Served 12,931
MSB Masaba 79 %
Masaba
Population Served 23,124
MSF Masafu 68 %
Masafu
Population Served 17,300
MSN Masinya 60 %
Masinya
Population Served 15,050
SKD Sikuda 68 %
Sikuda
Population Served 15,903
WDV Western DIV NWSC
Western DIV
Population Served NWSC

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 94 %
Urban Functionality 76 %

BHH Buhehe 94 %
Buhehe
Functional Sources NWSC
BLM Bulumbi 92 %
Bulumbi
Functional Sources NWSC
BSM Busime 90 %
Busime
Functional Sources NWSC
BST Busitema 94 %
Busitema
Functional Sources NWSC
BTB Buteba 84 %
Buteba
Functional Sources NWSC
BYN Buyanga 96 %
Buyanga
Functional Sources NWSC
DBN Dabani 98 %
Dabani
Functional Sources NWSC
EDV Eastern DIV NWSC
Eastern DIV
Functional Sources NWSC
LMN Lumino 92 %
Lumino
Functional Sources NWSC
LNY Lunyo 95 %
Lunyo
Functional Sources NWSC
MJN Majanji 93 %
Majanji
Functional Sources NWSC
MSB Masaba 100 %
Masaba
Functional Sources NWSC
MSF Masafu 97 %
Masafu
Functional Sources NWSC
MSN Masinya 96 %
Masinya
Functional Sources NWSC
SKD Sikuda 95 %
Sikuda
Functional Sources NWSC
WDV Western DIV NWSC
Western DIV
Functional Sources NWSC

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
SAMIA-BUGWE                                
 1 BulumbiRural19,19717,31890%93%-100%253286-628-281231-1---------No
 2 DabaniRural36,64926,22472%98%--47-478-843144213---------91-No
 3 MasafuRural25,48017,30068%97%--22-2242632-32---------4-4196-7No
 4 SikudaRural23,50215,90368%95%--24-2410111192211-1------------No
 5 BusimeRural23,38515,23065%91%--1-141537340415------------No
 6 BuyangaRural23,15321,63093%97%--273309-935-355-5------------No
 7 MajanjiRural13,61212,93195%94%-----7-732234213------2-2---No
 8 BusitemaRural21,75720,66995%95%--5168-853356---------------No
 9 MasinyaRural25,24715,05060%96%--19-1931427128---------1-1---No
 10 LunyoRural18,84812,92469%96%-----1-135136314------------No
 11 ButebaRural34,78722,61565%85%--30114111-11303333-3------------No
 12 LuminoRural18,49917,51295%92%-100%5-5527423452-21-1---------No
 13 BuheheRural25,13121,83687%94%--4-49-954458516------------No
 14 MasabaRural29,43523,12479%100%--6-610-1058-584-4------4-4---No
Total 338,682260,268779401002151823395710258923612327392020001101120517No
BUSIA MC                               
 1 Western DIVUrban28,737NWSCNWSC-81%-5-5---10212-11------11314---Yes
 2 Eastern DIVUrban40,255NWSCNWSC-73%-819-115712426------296351,28510180Yes
Total 68,99244,9486507601311401115924437000000409491,28510180No
District 407,674305,2167594761002281924795810360432636361046202000519601,49010287No

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
Groundwater based/Not GFS21012000010
Groundwater based/Unknown10010100000
Total31020100010

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