Uganda

by January 20, 2020

The access rates in Uganda vary from 33 % in Kyegegwa District to 95 % in Pader District. Uganda has 132,336 domestic water points which serve a total of 27,172,415 people - 22,179,665 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

121

Management

89%

Gender

86%

Equity (Rural) for safe water access

50 150
  100 250
KLA Kampala Unknown
BV Buvuma 1,000
NY Namayingo 706
KK Kakumiro 515
KSD Kasanda 493
KY Kyankwanzi 456
AR Arua 443
KG Kagadi 438
IB Ibanda 354
KR Kaliro 316
MK Mukono 306
MU Mubende 288
WK Wakiso 235
KKB Kikuube 223
JN Jinja 186
MG Mayuge 180
KZ Kyegegwa 176
NAB Nabilatuk 169
KJ Kyenjojo 166
NM Namutumba 165
KS Kisoro 155
HM Hoima 153
AB Abim 153
KO Kotido 152
KE Kasese 147
BY Buyende 135
ML Mbale 134
KA Kibaale 133
BG Bugiri 125
BL Buliisa 122
MR Moroto 115
MN Manafwa 112
MT Mityana 103
KN Kaabong 102
NK Nakapiripirit 99
NW Nwoya 99
NS Nakaseke 99
KB Kabarole 98
BGR Bugweri 96
KH Kiruhura 95
KQ Kiryandongo 94
PL Pallisa 94
NG Nakasongola 93
BK Kibuku 91
KT Kyotera 91
TR Tororo 90
BN Bundibugyo 90
BB Bulambuli 89
OX Namisindwa 87
KF Kamuli 86
YM Yumbe 85
BH Buhweju 83
IS Isingiro 83
OY Oyam 83
NO Ntungamo 83
LR Luwero 82
NB Nebbi 81
LK Luuka 80
BD Bududa 79
BU Buikwe 79
NP Napak 77
SH Sheema 76
KI Kiboga 71
NT Ntoroko 71
KC Kapchorwa 71
KW Kween 71
BW Bukwo 70
YU Kayunga 70
RK Rakai 69
SS Ssembabule 69
KV Kole 68
MP Mpigi 66
BT Butebo 66
NU Kanungu 65
KG Kalangala 62
BE Bukedea 61
KM Kamwenge 61
MS Masaka 59
ZM Zombo 57
KP Koboko 57
BA Budaka 56
KWN Kwania 55
KL Kabale 54
IG Iganga 53
BY Bunyangabu 53
GM Gomba 53
SK Sironko 53
LW Lwengo 52
DK Dokolo 51
BS Bushenyi 49
RB Rubirizi 48
BI Busia 48
KU Kumi 48
AD Adjumani 47
AI Amuria 47
AM Amuru 47
BJ Butaleja 46
PK Pakwach 44
KD Kaberamaido 42
LY Lyantonde 42
AT Amudat 40
NR Ngora 37
SR Serere 36
MM Mitooma 35
GL Gulu 35
OT Otuke 34
ST Soroti 34
KLG KAPELEBYONG 34
MY Moyo 33
RD Rubanda 33
KK Katakwi 32
AO Amolatar 31
PD Pader 30
AP Apac 29
AL Alebtong 28
RG Rukiga 27
MD Masindi 27
MH Maracha 26
BT Butambala 26
LM Lamwo 26
RG Rukungiri 22
KX Kalungu 20
LI Lira 19
MB Mbarara 18
OM Omoro 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 2,791,676
KLA Kampala 1,663,949
AR Arua 891,499
KE Kasese 784,091
MK Mukono 691,693
YM Yumbe 640,505
TR Tororo 590,897
IS Isingiro 581,039
ML Mbale 565,777
MG Mayuge 555,834
KF Kamuli 551,520
MB Mbarara 528,817
LR Luwero 516,567
JN Jinja 509,703
KJ Kyenjojo 506,610
KM Kamwenge 489,267
NO Ntungamo 488,047
BU Buikwe 471,566
LI Lira 471,221
OY Oyam 447,037
BG Bugiri 442,150
KG Kagadi 440,249
MU Mubende 420,710
KK Kakumiro 420,294
YU Kayunga 403,937
BY Buyende 402,847
KH Kiruhura 394,593
IG Iganga 393,548
KZ Kyegegwa 393,466
RK Rakai 393,188
HM Hoima 379,412
BI Busia 377,721
MT Mityana 359,413
ST Soroti 355,872
SR Serere 350,128
KR Kaliro 341,545
KSD Kasanda 335,907
MD Masindi 335,610
KKB Kikuube 334,977
MS Masaka 331,408
KB Kabarole 323,511
IB Ibanda 322,776
GL Gulu 322,570
RG Rukungiri 314,393
KQ Kiryandongo 308,793
KS Kisoro 307,597
NM Namutumba 300,470
NB Nebbi 299,460
BJ Butaleja 294,264
SS Ssembabule 291,272
LW Lwengo 289,022
PL Pallisa 286,815
KU Kumi 283,653
MP Mpigi 282,855
KV Kole 279,804
ZM Zombo 278,318
NU Kanungu 274,722
SK Sironko 271,718
LK Luuka 264,768
KD Kaberamaido 264,424
AL Alebtong 261,319
BN Bundibugyo 259,475
BD Bududa 251,414
KY Kyankwanzi 249,536
BE Bukedea 248,945
AG Agago 248,664
BA Budaka 248,157
BS Bushenyi 247,071
KL Kabale 246,022
NY Namayingo 245,116
AD Adjumani 236,297
OX Namisindwa 235,670
NS Nakaseke 230,254
BB Bulambuli 220,471
BK Kibuku 220,167
SH Sheema 220,122
AI Amuria 217,866
NW Nwoya 217,538
KWN Kwania 216,347
AP Apac 216,283
AM Amuru 214,221
KP Koboko 212,666
DK Dokolo 211,527
NG Nakasongola 211,481
RD Rubanda 208,133
MH Maracha 206,017
PD Pader 196,451
MM Mitooma 193,560
KX Kalungu 193,117
OM Omoro 191,353
KK Katakwi 191,293
BGR Bugweri 191,185
KA Kibaale 188,939
KT Kitgum 184,066
BY Bunyangabu 179,139
AO Amolatar 176,041
BT Butebo 173,676
KN Kaabong 172,588
GM Gomba 172,326
MN Manafwa 167,989
KT Kyotera 164,030
NR Ngora 163,310
KI Kiboga 160,900
NP Napak 157,275
BM Bukomansimbi 155,861
KO Kotido 150,840
AB Abim 147,627
BL Buliisa 144,871
LM Lamwo 142,780
RB Rubirizi 142,641
BH Buhweju 142,251
PK Pakwach 137,010
MY Moyo 136,764
AT Amudat 132,711
KC Kapchorwa 132,049
OT Otuke 130,262
BV Buvuma 123,582
MR Moroto 117,124
BW Bukwo 115,387
NK Nakapiripirit 113,051
LY Lyantonde 108,860
BT Butambala 107,006
KW Kween 106,476
RG Rukiga 105,821
KLG KAPELEBYONG 104,154
NAB Nabilatuk 87,362
NT Ntoroko 72,403
KG Kalangala 65,438

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 69 %
Urban Access 62 %

AG Agago 95 %
PD Pader 95 %
RG Rukiga 95 %
BT Butambala 95 %
KT Kitgum 95 %
LM Lamwo 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 92 %
MH Maracha 91 %
NU Kanungu 90 %
KLG KAPELEBYONG 89 %
AO Amolatar 89 %
KL Kabale 88 %
AM Amuru 87 %
GM Gomba 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 84 %
KP Koboko 83 %
NS Nakaseke 83 %
SH Sheema 82 %
AB Abim 81 %
NP Napak 81 %
SR Serere 81 %
BA Budaka 81 %
KO Kotido 81 %
NG Nakasongola 80 %
KB Kabarole 80 %
KM Kamwenge 79 %
KC Kapchorwa 79 %
MP Mpigi 79 %
MR Moroto 79 %
SK Sironko 79 %
KD Kaberamaido 79 %
ST Soroti 78 %
BW Bukwo 78 %
MT Mityana 77 %
NO Ntungamo 77 %
KF Kamuli 77 %
LK Luuka 77 %
BI Busia 76 %
KU Kumi 76 %
GL Gulu 76 %
KV Kole 75 %
RD Rubanda 75 %
AI Amuria 75 %
KI Kiboga 75 %
AR Arua 75 %
AP Apac 75 %
KWN Kwania 74 %
MN Manafwa 74 %
NB Nebbi 73 %
BY Bunyangabu 73 %
YU Kayunga 72 %
LW Lwengo 72 %
KQ Kiryandongo 72 %
BB Bulambuli 71 %
MD Masindi 71 %
MK Mukono 71 %
BL Buliisa 71 %
BD Bududa 71 %
MS Masaka 70 %
IG Iganga 70 %
OY Oyam 70 %
LR Luwero 70 %
ML Mbale 70 %
KJ Kyenjojo 70 %
BK Kibuku 70 %
OX Namisindwa 68 %
BGR Bugweri 68 %
BT Butebo 67 %
KA Kibaale 67 %
BE Bukedea 67 %
BG Bugiri 67 %
JN Jinja 66 %
KG Kalangala 66 %
PL Pallisa 65 %
NW Nwoya 64 %
RB Rubirizi 64 %
BN Bundibugyo 63 %
KG Kagadi 62 %
BJ Butaleja 62 %
KT Kyotera 62 %
TR Tororo 61 %
KE Kasese 61 %
NK Nakapiripirit 60 %
BH Buhweju 60 %
MB Mbarara 60 %
BU Buikwe 59 %
NY Namayingo 58 %
KY Kyankwanzi 58 %
NAB Nabilatuk 57 %
KKB Kikuube 57 %
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 39 %
KSD Kasanda 38 %
WK Wakiso 38 %
BY Buyende 38 %
BV Buvuma 38 %
RK Rakai 36 %
MU Mubende 34 %
KK Kakumiro 33 %
KZ Kyegegwa 33 %

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 %
KLG KAPELEBYONG 96 %
LK Luuka 96 %
BGR Bugweri 96 %
MB Mbarara 95 %
RB Rubirizi 95 %
KR Kaliro 95 %
YM Yumbe 95 %
RD Rubanda 95 %
SR Serere 94 %
MN Manafwa 94 %
BI Busia 94 %
BH Buhweju 94 %
BG Bugiri 94 %
LY Lyantonde 94 %
MG Mayuge 93 %
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 %
KH Kiruhura 87 %
KL Kabale 87 %
ML Mbale 87 %
TR Tororo 87 %
BM Bukomansimbi 87 %
KU Kumi 87 %
HM Hoima 87 %
YU Kayunga 87 %
SH Sheema 86 %
MK Mukono 86 %
RG Rukungiri 86 %
LI Lira 86 %
KQ Kiryandongo 86 %
NM Namutumba 86 %
AR Arua 86 %
BB Bulambuli 86 %
LR Luwero 86 %
KM Kamwenge 86 %
BS Bushenyi 85 %
ST Soroti 85 %
KY Kyankwanzi 85 %
JN Jinja 85 %
SS Ssembabule 85 %
MH Maracha 85 %
BN Bundibugyo 85 %
KA Kibaale 84 %
NP Napak 84 %
KK Kakumiro 84 %
WK Wakiso 84 %
KSD Kasanda 83 %
NO Ntungamo 83 %
RG Rukiga 82 %
MY Moyo 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 %
OT Otuke 77 %
PD Pader 77 %
AO Amolatar 77 %
GL Gulu 77 %
AT Amudat 76 %
OM Omoro 76 %
AP Apac 75 %
KJ Kyenjojo 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