Busia District

by April 17, 2024

The access rates in Busia vary from 62 % in Masinya Sub-County to 95 % in Busitema Sub-County. Busia has 1,133 domestic water points which serve a total of 317,878 people – 271,415 in rural areas. 68 water points have been non-functional for over 5 years and are considered abandoned. Busia has 2 piped schemes.

Access

75%

Rural Functionality

96%

Equity

47

Management

80%

Gender

85%

Population Density (people/km2) and Population

50 250 1,000 2,000
  100 500 1,500  
MSF Masafu 355
Masafu
Population 355
MSB Masaba 458
Masaba
Population 458
LNY Lunyo 383
Lunyo
Population 383
LMN Lumino 301
Lumino
Population 301
DBN Dabani 756
Dabani
Population 756
BTB Buteba 630
Buteba
Population 630
BST Busitema 382
Busitema
Population 382
EDV Eastern DIV 11,179
Eastern DIV
Population 11,179
BLM Bulumbi 344
Bulumbi
Population 344
BHH Buhehe 490
Buhehe
Population 490
WDV Western DIV 8,486
Western DIV
Population 8,486
MJN Majanji 1,551
Majanji
Population 1,551
BSM Busime 453
Busime
Population 453
BYN Buyanga 385
Buyanga
Population 385
MSN Masinya 1,199
Masinya
Population 1,199
SKD Sikuda 701
Sikuda
Population 701

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 85 %
Buhehe
Population Served 22,136
BLM Bulumbi 91 %
Bulumbi
Population Served 18,218
BSM Busime 63 %
Busime
Population Served 15,230
BST Busitema 95 %
Busitema
Population Served 21,487
BTB Buteba 66 %
Buteba
Population Served 23,821
BYN Buyanga 94 %
Buyanga
Population Served 22,536
DBN Dabani 70 %
Dabani
Population Served 26,524
EDV Eastern DIV NWSC
Eastern DIV
Population Served NWSC
LMN Lumino 94 %
Lumino
Population Served 18,112
LNY Lunyo 75 %
Lunyo
Population Served 14,630
MJN Majanji 95 %
Majanji
Population Served 13,443
MSB Masaba 80 %
Masaba
Population Served 24,624
MSF Masafu 69 %
Masafu
Population Served 18,200
MSN Masinya 62 %
Masinya
Population Served 16,250
SKD Sikuda 66 %
Sikuda
Population Served 16,203
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 85 %
Buhehe
Population Served 22,136
BLM Bulumbi 91 %
Bulumbi
Population Served 18,218
BSM Busime 63 %
Busime
Population Served 15,230
BST Busitema 95 %
Busitema
Population Served 21,487
BTB Buteba 66 %
Buteba
Population Served 23,821
BYN Buyanga 94 %
Buyanga
Population Served 22,536
DBN Dabani 70 %
Dabani
Population Served 26,524
EDV Eastern DIV NWSC
Eastern DIV
Population Served NWSC
LMN Lumino 94 %
Lumino
Population Served 18,112
LNY Lunyo 75 %
Lunyo
Population Served 14,630
MJN Majanji 95 %
Majanji
Population Served 13,443
MSB Masaba 80 %
Masaba
Population Served 24,624
MSF Masafu 69 %
Masafu
Population Served 18,200
MSN Masinya 62 %
Masinya
Population Served 16,250
SKD Sikuda 66 %
Sikuda
Population Served 16,203
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 96 %
Urban Functionality 76 %

BHH Buhehe 94 %
Buhehe
Functional Sources NWSC
BLM Bulumbi 90 %
Bulumbi
Functional Sources NWSC
BSM Busime 93 %
Busime
Functional Sources NWSC
BST Busitema 99 %
Busitema
Functional Sources NWSC
BTB Buteba 97 %
Buteba
Functional Sources NWSC
BYN Buyanga 90 %
Buyanga
Functional Sources NWSC
DBN Dabani 98 %
Dabani
Functional Sources NWSC
EDV Eastern DIV NWSC
Eastern DIV
Functional Sources NWSC
LMN Lumino 94 %
Lumino
Functional Sources NWSC
LNY Lunyo 98 %
Lunyo
Functional Sources NWSC
MJN Majanji 95 %
Majanji
Functional Sources NWSC
MSB Masaba 98 %
Masaba
Functional Sources NWSC
MSF Masafu 97 %
Masafu
Functional Sources NWSC
MSN Masinya 100 %
Masinya
Functional Sources NWSC
SKD Sikuda 97 %
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 BulumbiRural19,95718,21891%90%-100%24428617332353-31-1---------No
 2 DabaniRural38,10026,52470%98%--4614771849-493-3---------91-No
 3 MasafuRural26,48918,20069%97%--22-226-636238---------4-4196-7No
 4 SikudaRural24,43216,20366%97%--231241011127-271-1------------No
 5 BusimeRural24,31115,23063%93%--1-1415423455-5------------No
 6 BuyangaRural24,07022,53694%90%--25530819433466-6------------No
 7 MajanjiRural14,15113,44395%95%-----7-7412433-3------112---No
 8 BusitemaRural22,61821,48795%99%--6-671862-62---------------No
 9 MasinyaRural26,24716,25062%100%--19-194-437-37---------1-1---No
 10 LunyoRural19,59414,63075%98%--1-11-147-47415------------No
 11 ButebaRural36,16523,82166%97%--4014110111401414-4------------No
 12 LuminoRural19,23118,11294%94%-100%415617482502-21-1---------No
 13 BuheheRural26,12622,13685%94%--4-49-958462516------------No
 14 MasabaRural30,60124,62480%98%--6-610-10651664-4------314---No
Total 352,092271,41577960100221132349581036282064840242202000921120517No
BUSIA MC                               
 1 Western DIVUrban29,875NWSCNWSC-81%-5-5---10212-11------11314---Yes
 2 Eastern DIVUrban41,850NWSCNWSC-73%-819-115712426------296351,28510180Yes
Total 71,72546,4636507601311401115924437000000409491,28510180No
District 423,817317,8787596761002341424895910464329672445492020004911601,49010287No

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