Uganda

by March 29, 2020

The access rates in Uganda vary from 32 % in Kyegegwa District to 95 % in Pader District. Uganda has 132,358 domestic water points which serve a total of 27,213,806 people - 22,214,474 in rural areas. An additional 5,312 sources have been non-functional for more than 5 years and are considered abandoned. Uganda has 1,211 piped schemes.

Access

67%

Rural Functionality

85%

Equity

122

Management

89%

Gender

86%

Equity (Rural) for safe water access

50 150
  100 250
KLA Kampala Unknown
BV Buvuma 1,009
NY Namayingo 710
KK Kakumiro 519
KSD Kasanda 496
KY Kyankwanzi 459
AR Arua 445
KG Kagadi 442
IB Ibanda 356
KR Kaliro 317
MK Mukono 307
MU Mubende 290
WK Wakiso 237
KKB Kikuube 224
JN Jinja 187
KZ Kyegegwa 184
MG Mayuge 181
NAB Nabilatuk 170
KJ Kyenjojo 168
NM Namutumba 166
KS Kisoro 155
AB Abim 154
HM Hoima 154
KO Kotido 152
KE Kasese 148
ML Mbale 135
BY Buyende 135
KA Kibaale 133
BG Bugiri 126
BL Buliisa 123
MR Moroto 115
MN Manafwa 112
MT Mityana 103
KN Kaabong 102
NK Nakapiripirit 100
NS Nakaseke 100
NW Nwoya 100
KB Kabarole 98
KH Kiruhura 96
BGR Bugweri 96
KQ Kiryandongo 95
PL Pallisa 94
NG Nakasongola 94
BK Kibuku 92
KT Kyotera 91
TR Tororo 91
BB Bulambuli 90
BN Bundibugyo 90
KF Kamuli 87
OX Namisindwa 87
YM Yumbe 87
NO Ntungamo 84
OY Oyam 84
BH Buhweju 83
IS Isingiro 83
LR Luwero 82
NB Nebbi 82
NP Napak 79
BD Bududa 79
BU Buikwe 79
SH Sheema 77
LK Luuka 76
KC Kapchorwa 72
NT Ntoroko 72
KW Kween 71
KI Kiboga 71
YU Kayunga 71
BW Bukwo 71
RK Rakai 69
SS Ssembabule 69
KV Kole 68
MP Mpigi 66
BT Butebo 66
NU Kanungu 65
KG Kalangala 63
BE Bukedea 62
MS Masaka 61
KM Kamwenge 60
ZM Zombo 58
KP Koboko 58
KWN Kwania 56
BA Budaka 56
KL Kabale 54
BY Bunyangabu 54
GM Gomba 53
SK Sironko 53
IG Iganga 53
LW Lwengo 52
DK Dokolo 51
BS Bushenyi 50
KU Kumi 48
AM Amuru 48
BI Busia 48
RB Rubirizi 48
AI Amuria 47
BJ Butaleja 47
AD Adjumani 47
PK Pakwach 44
LY Lyantonde 43
KD Kaberamaido 42
AT Amudat 41
NR Ngora 37
MM Mitooma 36
SR Serere 36
OT Otuke 35
ST Soroti 35
GL Gulu 35
KLG KAPELEBYONG 34
RD Rubanda 33
MY Moyo 33
KK Katakwi 32
AO Amolatar 31
PD Pader 30
AP Apac 29
RG Rukiga 28
AL Alebtong 28
MD Masindi 27
MH Maracha 26
LM Lamwo 26
BT Butambala 26
RG Rukungiri 22
KX Kalungu 21
LI Lira 19
OM Omoro 19
MB Mbarara 18
AG Agago 16
KT Kitgum 12
BM Bukomansimbi 10

Equity presents the deviation between the number of persons per improved water point in rural sub-counties. The higher the value the greater the inequity, while a lower value indicates a better equity.

Population Density (people/km2) and Population

50 250 1,000 2,000
  100 500 1,500  
WK Wakiso 2,820,693
KLA Kampala 1,669,819
AR Arua 895,820
KE Kasese 787,411
MK Mukono 695,127
YM Yumbe 646,154
TR Tororo 593,667
IS Isingiro 584,639
ML Mbale 568,922
MG Mayuge 558,889
KF Kamuli 553,936
MB Mbarara 530,893
LR Luwero 518,755
JN Jinja 511,124
KJ Kyenjojo 509,895
KM Kamwenge 492,462
NO Ntungamo 489,842
LI Lira 473,543
BU Buikwe 473,470
OY Oyam 449,375
BG Bugiri 444,525
KG Kagadi 444,175
KK Kakumiro 424,043
MU Mubende 423,553
BY Buyende 405,715
YU Kayunga 405,281
KZ Kyegegwa 398,090
KH Kiruhura 397,007
IG Iganga 395,531
RK Rakai 394,601
HM Hoima 382,096
BI Busia 379,702
MT Mityana 360,567
ST Soroti 358,016
SR Serere 352,436
KR Kaliro 343,557
KSD Kasanda 338,177
KKB Kikuube 337,347
MD Masindi 337,242
MS Masaka 332,670
KB Kabarole 324,839
GL Gulu 324,373
IB Ibanda 323,815
RG Rukungiri 315,103
KQ Kiryandongo 310,359
KS Kisoro 308,779
NM Namutumba 302,215
NB Nebbi 301,031
BJ Butaleja 296,096
SS Ssembabule 292,684
LW Lwengo 289,575
PL Pallisa 288,476
KU Kumi 285,419
MP Mpigi 284,048
KV Kole 281,298
ZM Zombo 279,712
NU Kanungu 275,556
SK Sironko 272,829
KD Kaberamaido 266,195
LK Luuka 265,781
AL Alebtong 262,531
BN Bundibugyo 260,749
BD Bududa 253,286
KY Kyankwanzi 251,489
BE Bukedea 250,457
BA Budaka 249,633
AG Agago 249,437
BS Bushenyi 247,569
NY Namayingo 246,589
KL Kabale 246,582
OX Namisindwa 236,987
AD Adjumani 236,790
NS Nakaseke 231,447
BB Bulambuli 222,267
BK Kibuku 221,572
SH Sheema 220,646
NW Nwoya 220,594
AI Amuria 219,118
KWN Kwania 217,539
AP Apac 217,468
AM Amuru 215,260
KP Koboko 214,077
DK Dokolo 212,566
NG Nakasongola 212,560
RD Rubanda 208,606
MH Maracha 206,750
PD Pader 197,180
MM Mitooma 193,971
KX Kalungu 193,510
OM Omoro 192,423
KK Katakwi 192,199
BGR Bugweri 192,149
KA Kibaale 190,624
KT Kitgum 184,607
BY Bunyangabu 179,875
AO Amolatar 177,088
BT Butebo 174,682
GM Gomba 172,792
KN Kaabong 172,094
MN Manafwa 168,702
KT Kyotera 164,620
NR Ngora 164,093
KI Kiboga 161,618
NP Napak 157,853
BM Bukomansimbi 156,047
KO Kotido 151,648
AB Abim 149,079
BL Buliisa 146,022
RB Rubirizi 143,137
LM Lamwo 143,097
BH Buhweju 143,060
PK Pakwach 137,729
MY Moyo 135,978
AT Amudat 133,734
KC Kapchorwa 132,690
OT Otuke 131,216
BV Buvuma 124,806
MR Moroto 117,633
BW Bukwo 116,329
NK Nakapiripirit 114,004
LY Lyantonde 109,415
BT Butambala 107,238
KW Kween 107,010
RG Rukiga 106,062
KLG KAPELEBYONG 104,753
NAB Nabilatuk 88,099
NT Ntoroko 72,679
KG Kalangala 65,832

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 67 %
Rural Access 68 %
Urban Access 62 %

LM Lamwo 95 %
PD Pader 95 %
KT Kitgum 95 %
RG Rukiga 95 %
BT Butambala 95 %
AG Agago 95 %
MY Moyo 95 %
AL Alebtong 94 %
AD Adjumani 94 %
OT Otuke 93 %
KX Kalungu 93 %
LI Lira 92 %
MM Mitooma 92 %
KK Katakwi 92 %
OM Omoro 91 %
MH Maracha 91 %
NU Kanungu 90 %
KLG KAPELEBYONG 88 %
AO Amolatar 88 %
KL Kabale 88 %
GM Gomba 87 %
AM Amuru 87 %
NR Ngora 87 %
NT Ntoroko 87 %
BM Bukomansimbi 86 %
RG Rukungiri 86 %
KN Kaabong 86 %
DK Dokolo 85 %
BS Bushenyi 85 %
ZM Zombo 84 %
KLA Kampala 84 %
KW Kween 83 %
NS Nakaseke 83 %
KP Koboko 83 %
SH Sheema 82 %
NP Napak 81 %
KO Kotido 81 %
SR Serere 81 %
BA Budaka 81 %
AB Abim 80 %
NG Nakasongola 80 %
KB Kabarole 79 %
KM Kamwenge 79 %
KC Kapchorwa 79 %
MP Mpigi 79 %
MR Moroto 79 %
SK Sironko 78 %
LK Luuka 78 %
KD Kaberamaido 78 %
ST Soroti 78 %
BW Bukwo 77 %
MT Mityana 77 %
NO Ntungamo 77 %
KF Kamuli 77 %
BI Busia 76 %
GL Gulu 76 %
KU Kumi 76 %
RD Rubanda 75 %
KV Kole 75 %
AI Amuria 75 %
KI Kiboga 75 %
AR Arua 74 %
AP Apac 74 %
KWN Kwania 74 %
MN Manafwa 74 %
NB Nebbi 73 %
BY Bunyangabu 72 %
YU Kayunga 72 %
LW Lwengo 72 %
KQ Kiryandongo 71 %
BB Bulambuli 71 %
MD Masindi 71 %
BL Buliisa 71 %
MK Mukono 71 %
BD Bududa 70 %
MS Masaka 70 %
IG Iganga 70 %
OY Oyam 70 %
LR Luwero 69 %
ML Mbale 69 %
KJ Kyenjojo 69 %
BK Kibuku 69 %
OX Namisindwa 68 %
BGR Bugweri 68 %
BT Butebo 67 %
BE Bukedea 67 %
BG Bugiri 67 %
KA Kibaale 66 %
JN Jinja 66 %
KG Kalangala 66 %
PL Pallisa 64 %
RB Rubirizi 64 %
NW Nwoya 63 %
BN Bundibugyo 63 %
KG Kagadi 62 %
KT Kyotera 62 %
BJ Butaleja 62 %
TR Tororo 61 %
KE Kasese 61 %
NK Nakapiripirit 60 %
MB Mbarara 60 %
BH Buhweju 60 %
BU Buikwe 59 %
NY Namayingo 58 %
KY Kyankwanzi 58 %
KKB Kikuube 56 %
NAB Nabilatuk 56 %
HM Hoima 56 %
NM Namutumba 55 %
MG Mayuge 54 %
AT Amudat 51 %
IB Ibanda 51 %
KR Kaliro 50 %
PK Pakwach 49 %
LY Lyantonde 49 %
YM Yumbe 47 %
IS Isingiro 43 %
KS Kisoro 43 %
KH Kiruhura 42 %
SS Ssembabule 38 %
KSD Kasanda 38 %
WK Wakiso 38 %
BY Buyende 37 %
BV Buvuma 37 %
RK Rakai 36 %
MU Mubende 34 %
KK Kakumiro 33 %
KZ Kyegegwa 32 %

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 85 %
Urban Functionality 86 %

KLA Kampala Unknown
OX Namisindwa 98 %
PL Pallisa 97 %
IS Isingiro 97 %
YM Yumbe 96 %
KLG KAPELEBYONG 96 %
LK Luuka 96 %
BGR Bugweri 96 %
MB Mbarara 95 %
RB Rubirizi 95 %
KR Kaliro 95 %
RD Rubanda 95 %
SR Serere 94 %
MN Manafwa 94 %
BI Busia 94 %
BH Buhweju 94 %
BG Bugiri 94 %
LY Lyantonde 94 %
MG Mayuge 94 %
BA Budaka 93 %
MU Mubende 93 %
IG Iganga 93 %
NU Kanungu 93 %
AI Amuria 93 %
KK Katakwi 93 %
KW Kween 93 %
NR Ngora 92 %
BT Butebo 92 %
BU Buikwe 92 %
KC Kapchorwa 92 %
MM Mitooma 92 %
BE Bukedea 92 %
BY Buyende 92 %
BK Kibuku 91 %
BJ Butaleja 91 %
OY Oyam 91 %
AD Adjumani 90 %
BD Bududa 90 %
KG Kalangala 90 %
BW Bukwo 89 %
BV Buvuma 89 %
SK Sironko 89 %
KP Koboko 89 %
BY Bunyangabu 88 %
KF Kamuli 88 %
MD Masindi 88 %
KKB Kikuube 88 %
KD Kaberamaido 88 %
KS Kisoro 87 %
TR Tororo 87 %
KH Kiruhura 87 %
KL Kabale 87 %
ML Mbale 87 %
BM Bukomansimbi 87 %
YU Kayunga 87 %
KU Kumi 87 %
HM Hoima 87 %
MK Mukono 87 %
SH Sheema 87 %
KQ Kiryandongo 86 %
RG Rukungiri 86 %
LI Lira 86 %
NM Namutumba 86 %
AR Arua 86 %
BB Bulambuli 86 %
LR Luwero 86 %
KM Kamwenge 86 %
ST Soroti 85 %
KY Kyankwanzi 85 %
JN Jinja 85 %
SS Ssembabule 85 %
MH Maracha 85 %
BN Bundibugyo 85 %
KA Kibaale 85 %
NP Napak 84 %
KK Kakumiro 84 %
WK Wakiso 84 %
KSD Kasanda 83 %
NO Ntungamo 83 %
MY Moyo 83 %
RG Rukiga 82 %
NG Nakasongola 82 %
RK Rakai 82 %
KB Kabarole 82 %
DK Dokolo 82 %
MR Moroto 81 %
NY Namayingo 81 %
NK Nakapiripirit 81 %
KV Kole 81 %
MS Masaka 80 %
LM Lamwo 80 %
LW Lwengo 79 %
KE Kasese 79 %
BT Butambala 79 %
NW Nwoya 78 %
NB Nebbi 78 %
KN Kaabong 78 %
PD Pader 77 %
OT Otuke 77 %
AO Amolatar 77 %
GL Gulu 77 %
BS Bushenyi 77 %
AT Amudat 76 %
OM Omoro 76 %
KJ Kyenjojo 75 %
AP Apac 75 %
ZM Zombo 75 %
AB Abim 75 %
NS Nakaseke 75 %
AM Amuru 74 %
IB Ibanda 74 %
NT Ntoroko 74 %
KX Kalungu 74 %
KO Kotido 74 %
KZ Kyegegwa 73 %
PK Pakwach 72 %
MP Mpigi 72 %
KI Kiboga 72 %
BL Buliisa 71 %
KWN Kwania 71 %
AG Agago 71 %
AL Alebtong 70 %
MT Mityana 68 %
KT Kyotera 67 %
NAB Nabilatuk 65 %
GM Gomba 62 %
KG Kagadi 61 %
KT Kitgum 60 %

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

Piped Water Supply Systems

Type of Scheme/GFSNo. of SchemesFunctionality of SystemType of ManagementWB in place
FunctionalNon-FunctionalPartially FunctionalPrivate OperatorWSCPrivate/IndividualNWSCOtherYesNo
Combined Water Based/Unknown54010500040
Combined Water Based/No GFS42011002010
Groundwater based/GFS1312010902081
Groundwater based/Unknown11496108178051205321
Groundwater based/No GFS2321494925398453419920
Surface Water Based/No GFS6640456122323200
Surface Water Based/GFS382242201121316061251582
Surface Water Based/Unknown2826112193401013
Unknown/GFS55422102103010
Unknown/No GFS312109219116026010
Total1,21172210717391376211272734837

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