Mbale District

by April 17, 2024

The access rates in Mbale vary from 24 % in Nakaloke Sub-County to 95 % in Budwale Sub-County. Mbale has 1,599 domestic water points which serve a total of 420,073 people – 284,628 in rural areas. 160 water points have been non-functional for over 5 years and are considered abandoned. Mbale has 1 piped schemes.

Access

66%

Rural Functionality

89%

Equity

133

Management

98%

Gender

82%

Population Density (people/km2) and Population

50 250 1,000 2,000
  100 500 1,500  
NTC Nakaloke TC 2,613
Nakaloke TC
Population 2,613
WNL Wanale 1,086
Wanale
Population 1,086
NMN Namanyonyi 1,413
Namanyonyi
Population 1,413
NKL Nakaloke 678
Nakaloke
Population 678
BSB Busoba 719
Busoba
Population 719
BSN Busano 761
Busano
Population 761
BMT Bungokho Mutoto 1,831
Bungokho Mutoto
Population 1,831
BNG Bungokho 780
Bungokho
Population 780
BKH Bukhiende 725
Bukhiende
Population 725
BSU Busiu 594
Busiu
Population 594
IDV Industrial DIV 5,419
Industrial DIV
Population 5,419
WDV Wanale DIV 2,783
Wanale DIV
Population 2,783
NDV Northern DIV 6,967
Northern DIV
Population 6,967
BMS Bumasikye 592
Bumasikye
Population 592
BKS Bukasakya 2,072
Bukasakya
Population 2,072
NBT Nabumali TC Unknown
Nabumali TC
Population 0
BTC Busiu TC Unknown
Busiu TC
Population 0
BDW Budwale 932
Budwale
Population 932
NMB Namabasa Unknown
Namabasa
Population 0
LKH Lukhonge 689
Lukhonge
Population 689
LWS Lwasso 1,361
Lwasso
Population 1,361
BBY Bubyangu 914
Bubyangu
Population 914
BMB Bumbobi 887
Bumbobi
Population 887
NYN Nyondo 658
Nyondo
Population 658
BFM Bufumbo 2,980
Bufumbo
Population 2,980
BKN Bukonde 1,848
Bukonde
Population 1,848

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 66 %
Rural Access 60 %
Urban Access 81 %

BBY Bubyangu 44 %
Bubyangu
Population Served 12,350
BDW Budwale 95 %
Budwale
Population Served 9,760
BFM Bufumbo 82 %
Bufumbo
Population Served 21,527
BKH Bukhiende 71 %
Bukhiende
Population Served 20,736
BKN Bukonde 47 %
Bukonde
Population Served 11,974
BKS Bukasakya 56 %
Bukasakya
Population Served 21,950
BMB Bumbobi 58 %
Bumbobi
Population Served 12,600
BMS Bumasikye 70 %
Bumasikye
Population Served 11,312
BMT Bungokho Mutoto 80 %
Bungokho Mutoto
Population Served 27,153
BNG Bungokho 54 %
Bungokho
Population Served 20,468
BSB Busoba 66 %
Busoba
Population Served 18,356
BSN Busano 73 %
Busano
Population Served 14,406
BSU Busiu 42 %
Busiu
Population Served 12,456
BTC Busiu TC 95 %
Busiu TC
Population Served 2,441
IDV Industrial DIV NWSC
Industrial DIV
Population Served NWSC
LKH Lukhonge 65 %
Lukhonge
Population Served 8,365
LWS Lwasso 62 %
Lwasso
Population Served 7,456
NBT Nabumali TC 95 %
Nabumali TC
Population Served 4,648
NDV Northern DIV NWSC
Northern DIV
Population Served NWSC
NKL Nakaloke 24 %
Nakaloke
Population Served 5,000
NMB Namabasa 95 %
Namabasa
Population Served 8,947
NMN Namanyonyi 47 %
Namanyonyi
Population Served 19,400
NTC Nakaloke TC 30 %
Nakaloke TC
Population Served 11,230
NYN Nyondo 36 %
Nyondo
Population Served 4,150
WDV Wanale DIV NWSC
Wanale DIV
Population Served NWSC
WNL Wanale 92 %
Wanale
Population Served 16,262

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 66 %
Rural Access 60 %
Urban Access 81 %

BBY Bubyangu 44 %
Bubyangu
Population Served 12,350
BDW Budwale 95 %
Budwale
Population Served 9,760
BFM Bufumbo 82 %
Bufumbo
Population Served 21,527
BKH Bukhiende 71 %
Bukhiende
Population Served 20,736
BKN Bukonde 47 %
Bukonde
Population Served 11,974
BKS Bukasakya 56 %
Bukasakya
Population Served 21,950
BMB Bumbobi 58 %
Bumbobi
Population Served 12,600
BMS Bumasikye 70 %
Bumasikye
Population Served 11,312
BMT Bungokho Mutoto 80 %
Bungokho Mutoto
Population Served 27,153
BNG Bungokho 54 %
Bungokho
Population Served 20,468
BSB Busoba 66 %
Busoba
Population Served 18,356
BSN Busano 73 %
Busano
Population Served 14,406
BSU Busiu 42 %
Busiu
Population Served 12,456
BTC Busiu TC 95 %
Busiu TC
Population Served 2,441
IDV Industrial DIV NWSC
Industrial DIV
Population Served NWSC
LKH Lukhonge 65 %
Lukhonge
Population Served 8,365
LWS Lwasso 62 %
Lwasso
Population Served 7,456
NBT Nabumali TC 95 %
Nabumali TC
Population Served 4,648
NDV Northern DIV NWSC
Northern DIV
Population Served NWSC
NKL Nakaloke 24 %
Nakaloke
Population Served 5,000
NMB Namabasa 95 %
Namabasa
Population Served 8,947
NMN Namanyonyi 47 %
Namanyonyi
Population Served 19,400
NTC Nakaloke TC 30 %
Nakaloke TC
Population Served 11,230
NYN Nyondo 36 %
Nyondo
Population Served 4,150
WDV Wanale DIV NWSC
Wanale DIV
Population Served NWSC
WNL Wanale 92 %
Wanale
Population Served 16,262

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 89 %
Urban Functionality 98 %

BBY Bubyangu 5 %
Bubyangu
Functional Sources 3
BDW Budwale 100 %
Budwale
Functional Sources 127
BFM Bufumbo 85 %
Bufumbo
Functional Sources 100
BKH Bukhiende 100 %
Bukhiende
Functional Sources 98
BKN Bukonde 49 %
Bukonde
Functional Sources 36
BKS Bukasakya 94 %
Bukasakya
Functional Sources 79
BMB Bumbobi 100 %
Bumbobi
Functional Sources 63
BMS Bumasikye 98 %
Bumasikye
Functional Sources 41
BMT Bungokho Mutoto 96 %
Bungokho Mutoto
Functional Sources 158
BNG Bungokho 100 %
Bungokho
Functional Sources 93
BSB Busoba 99 %
Busoba
Functional Sources 79
BSN Busano 100 %
Busano
Functional Sources 83
BSU Busiu 96 %
Busiu
Functional Sources 45
BTC Busiu TC 100 %
Busiu TC
Functional Sources 16
IDV Industrial DIV NWSC
Industrial DIV
Functional Sources Unknown
LKH Lukhonge 100 %
Lukhonge
Functional Sources 33
LWS Lwasso 79 %
Lwasso
Functional Sources 34
NBT Nabumali TC 100 %
Nabumali TC
Functional Sources 60
NDV Northern DIV NWSC
Northern DIV
Functional Sources Unknown
NKL Nakaloke 100 %
Nakaloke
Functional Sources 20
NMB Namabasa 94 %
Namabasa
Functional Sources 31
NMN Namanyonyi 85 %
Namanyonyi
Functional Sources 73
NTC Nakaloke TC 96 %
Nakaloke TC
Functional Sources 48
NYN Nyondo 100 %
Nyondo
Functional Sources 24
WDV Wanale DIV NWSC
Wanale DIV
Functional Sources Unknown
WNL Wanale 100 %
Wanale
Functional Sources 95

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
BUNGOKHO                               
 1 NamabasaRural9,4188,94795%94%--4-4---262281-1------------No
 2 BubyanguRural28,01012,35044%5%--24446----11---------11819---No
 3 BudwaleRural10,2749,76095%100%--91-91------6-6------30-30---No
 4 BukasakyaRural39,50721,95056%94%--13-131711836440---------13-13---No
 5 WanaleRural17,73516,26292%100%--46-46------2-2------47-47---No
 6 BukhiendeRural29,11020,73671%100%--42-422-231-317-7------16-16---No
 7 BufumboRural26,29721,52782%85%--761288---2-2325------19322---No
 8 BumbobiRural21,77212,60058%100%--18-18---15-15---------30-30---No
 9 NakalokeRural20,9165,00024%100%--10-10---10-10---------------No
 10 Nabumali TCUrban4,8934,64895%-100%-24-24---15-153-3------18-18---No
 11 BusobaRural27,76518,35666%99%--34-341-1301311-1------13-13---No
 12 LwassoRural11,9877,45662%79%--19120---2-22-2------11819---No
 13 Bungokho MutotoRural33,88127,15380%96%--27-273-35-51-1------1227129---No
 14 BumasikyeRural16,26811,31270%98%--7-74-429-29112------------No
 15 BusanoRural19,69214,40673%100%--33-33---3-31-1------46-46---No
 16 BungokhoRural38,03920,46854%100%--31-312-234-343-3------23-23---No
 17 LukhongeRural12,8438,36565%100%--2-21-125-254-4------1-1---No
 18 Busiu TCUrban2,5692,44195%-100%-3-32-211-11---------------No
 19 BukondeRural25,44111,97447%49%--18826----11314------152843---No
 20 NamanyonyiRural40,97519,40047%85%--232252-227633---------21526---No
 21 Nakaloke TCUrban37,30511,23030%-96%-17-173-3192215-5------4-4---No
 22 NyondoRural11,4974,15036%100%--8-8---1-1---------15-15---No
 23 BusiuRural29,47712,45642%96%--6-6718261271-1------5-5---No
Total 515,671302,94759899805546762144246347183654444800000045069519000No
MBALE M.C                               
 1 Wanale DIVUrban19,325NWSCNWSC---------------------------Yes
 2 Northern DIVUrban50,515NWSCNWSC---------------------------Yes
 3 Industrial DIVUrban53,451NWSCNWSC---------------------------Yes
Total 123,291117,12695000000000000000000000000000No
District 638,962420,07366899805546762144246347183654444800000045069519000No

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 GFS10000000000
Surface Water Based/GFS11000000000
Unknown/GFS64020000000
Total95020001000

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