Busia District

by October 24, 2021

The access rates in Busia vary from 59 % in Masinya Sub-County to 95 % in Busitema Sub-County. Busia has 1,065 domestic water points which serve a total of 295,781 people – 251,862 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

84%

Population Density (people/km2) and Population

50 250 1,000 2,000
  100 500 1,500  
EDV Eastern DIV 10,464
Eastern DIV
Population 10,464
WDV Western DIV 7,943
Western DIV
Population 7,943
BHH Buhehe 458
Buhehe
Population 458
BLM Bulumbi 322
Bulumbi
Population 322
BSM Busime 424
Busime
Population 424
BST Busitema 357
Busitema
Population 357
BTB Buteba 590
Buteba
Population 590
BYN Buyanga 360
Buyanga
Population 360
DBN Dabani 708
Dabani
Population 708
LMN Lumino 282
Lumino
Population 282
LNY Lunyo 359
Lunyo
Population 359
MJN Majanji 1,452
Majanji
Population 1,452
MSB Masaba 428
Masaba
Population 428
MSF Masafu 332
Masafu
Population 332
MSN Masinya 1,122
Masinya
Population 1,122
SKD Sikuda 656
Sikuda
Population 656

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 76 %
Urban Access 65 %

BHH Buhehe 87 %
Buhehe
Population Served 21,236
BLM Bulumbi 88 %
Bulumbi
Population Served 16,418
BSM Busime 64 %
Busime
Population Served 14,630
BST Busitema 95 %
Busitema
Population Served 20,112
BTB Buteba 66 %
Buteba
Population Served 22,315
BYN Buyanga 92 %
Buyanga
Population Served 20,730
DBN Dabani 72 %
Dabani
Population Served 25,624
EDV Eastern DIV NWSC
Eastern DIV
Population Served NWSC
LMN Lumino 94 %
Lumino
Population Served 16,912
LNY Lunyo 66 %
Lunyo
Population Served 12,024
MJN Majanji 95 %
Majanji
Population Served 12,584
MSB Masaba 79 %
Masaba
Population Served 22,524
MSF Masafu 69 %
Masafu
Population Served 17,000
MSN Masinya 59 %
Masinya
Population Served 14,450
SKD Sikuda 67 %
Sikuda
Population Served 15,303
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 76 %
Urban Access 65 %

BHH Buhehe 87 %
Buhehe
Population Served 21,236
BLM Bulumbi 88 %
Bulumbi
Population Served 16,418
BSM Busime 64 %
Busime
Population Served 14,630
BST Busitema 95 %
Busitema
Population Served 20,112
BTB Buteba 66 %
Buteba
Population Served 22,315
BYN Buyanga 92 %
Buyanga
Population Served 20,730
DBN Dabani 72 %
Dabani
Population Served 25,624
EDV Eastern DIV NWSC
Eastern DIV
Population Served NWSC
LMN Lumino 94 %
Lumino
Population Served 16,912
LNY Lunyo 66 %
Lunyo
Population Served 12,024
MJN Majanji 95 %
Majanji
Population Served 12,584
MSB Masaba 79 %
Masaba
Population Served 22,524
MSF Masafu 69 %
Masafu
Population Served 17,000
MSN Masinya 59 %
Masinya
Population Served 14,450
SKD Sikuda 67 %
Sikuda
Population Served 15,303
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 BulumbiRural18,68016,41888%93%-100%253286-628-281231-1---------No
 2 DabaniRural35,66325,62472%98%--47-478-843144213---------91-No
 3 MasafuRural24,79417,00069%97%--22-2242632-32---------4-4196-7No
 4 SikudaRural22,86915,30367%95%--24-2410111192211-1------------No
 5 BusimeRural22,75614,63064%91%--1-141537340415------------No
 6 BuyangaRural22,53020,73092%96%--273309-935-355-5------------No
 7 MajanjiRural13,24612,58495%94%-----7-732234213------2-2---No
 8 BusitemaRural21,17120,11295%95%--5168-853356---------------No
 9 MasinyaRural24,56814,45059%96%--19-1931427128---------1-1---No
 10 LunyoRural18,34112,02466%95%-----1-135136314------------No
 11 ButebaRural33,85122,31566%85%--30114111-11303333-3------------No
 12 LuminoRural18,00116,91294%92%-100%5-5527423452-21-1---------No
 13 BuheheRural24,45421,23687%94%--4-49-954458516------------No
 14 MasabaRural28,64322,52479%100%--6-610-1058-584-4------4-4---No
Total 329,567251,862769401002151823395710256223585327392020001101120517No
BUSIA MC                               
 1 Western DIVUrban27,964NWSCNWSC-81%-5-5---10212-11------11314---Yes
 2 Eastern DIVUrban39,172NWSCNWSC-73%-819-115712426------296351,28510180Yes
Total 67,13643,9196507601311401115924437000000409491,28510180No
District 396,703295,7817594761002281924795810357732609361046202000519601,49010287No

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