Uganda

by August 17, 2019

The access rates in Uganda vary from 33 % in Buvuma District to 95 % in Kitgum District. Uganda has 131,856 domestic water points which serve a total of 26,993,146 people - 22,021,533 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

68%

Rural Functionality

85%

Equity

120

Management

89%

Gender

85%

Equity (Rural) for safe water access

50 150
  100 250
KLA Kampala Unknown
BV Buvuma 978
NY Namayingo 695
KK Kakumiro 534
KSD Kasanda 485
KY Kyankwanzi 467
AR Arua 438
KG Kagadi 430
IB Ibanda 352
KR Kaliro 311
MK Mukono 277
MU Mubende 274
WK Wakiso 231
KKB Kikuube 219
JN Jinja 185
MG Mayuge 178
KZ Kyegegwa 171
NAB Nabilatuk 166
KJ Kyenjojo 164
NM Namutumba 163
KO Kotido 155
KS Kisoro 154
AB Abim 151
HM Hoima 150
KE Kasese 146
ML Mbale 133
BY Buyende 132
KA Kibaale 130
BG Bugiri 124
BL Buliisa 123
MR Moroto 113
MN Manafwa 111
MT Mityana 105
KN Kaabong 102
BB Bulambuli 100
BGR Bugweri 100
PL Pallisa 99
NK Nakapiripirit 99
NS Nakaseke 98
KB Kabarole 97
BK Kibuku 95
NW Nwoya 95
KH Kiruhura 94
KQ Kiryandongo 93
NG Nakasongola 92
KT Kyotera 90
TR Tororo 89
BN Bundibugyo 88
KF Kamuli 86
YM Yumbe 85
LR Luwero 84
OX Namisindwa 84
NO Ntungamo 83
IS Isingiro 82
BH Buhweju 82
OY Oyam 81
LK Luuka 81
BU Buikwe 79
NB Nebbi 78
NP Napak 76
SH Sheema 76
BD Bududa 75
KV Kole 72
KC Kapchorwa 72
NT Ntoroko 72
YU Kayunga 70
KW Kween 70
BT Butebo 70
RK Rakai 68
BY Bunyangabu 68
KI Kiboga 68
SS Ssembabule 68
BW Bukwo 68
MP Mpigi 65
NU Kanungu 64
MS Masaka 60
BE Bukedea 60
KM Kamwenge 59
KWN Kwania 59
ZM Zombo 56
KP Koboko 56
BA Budaka 55
KL Kabale 54
GM Gomba 53
KG Kalangala 53
DK Dokolo 53
IG Iganga 52
SK Sironko 52
LW Lwengo 52
BI Busia 51
BS Bushenyi 49
AI Amuria 49
AM Amuru 49
AD Adjumani 47
KU Kumi 47
RB Rubirizi 47
BJ Butaleja 46
LY Lyantonde 44
PK Pakwach 43
KD Kaberamaido 42
NR Ngora 42
AT Amudat 40
SR Serere 36
ST Soroti 36
GL Gulu 35
MM Mitooma 35
OT Otuke 34
MY Moyo 33
RD Rubanda 32
KK Katakwi 32
AO Amolatar 30
PD Pader 30
AP Apac 29
AL Alebtong 28
MD Masindi 27
RG Rukiga 27
MH Maracha 26
LM Lamwo 26
BT Butambala 26
RG Rukungiri 22
OM Omoro 19
LI Lira 19
KX Kalungu 19
MB Mbarara 18
AG Agago 15
KT Kitgum 11
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 2,727,145
KLA Kampala 1,650,896
AR Arua 881,888
KE Kasese 776,707
MK Mukono 684,059
YM Yumbe 627,943
TR Tororo 584,738
IS Isingiro 573,035
ML Mbale 558,782
MG Mayuge 549,040
KF Kamuli 546,147
MB Mbarara 524,203
LR Luwero 511,703
JN Jinja 506,542
KJ Kyenjojo 499,304
NO Ntungamo 484,056
KM Kamwenge 482,161
BU Buikwe 467,330
LI Lira 466,057
OY Oyam 441,839
BG Bugiri 436,869
KG Kagadi 431,517
MU Mubende 414,387
KK Kakumiro 411,958
YU Kayunga 400,948
BY Buyende 396,470
RK Rakai 390,046
KH Kiruhura 389,224
IG Iganga 389,138
KZ Kyegegwa 383,184
HM Hoima 373,443
BI Busia 373,315
MT Mityana 356,847
ST Soroti 351,103
SR Serere 344,996
KR Kaliro 337,070
MD Masindi 331,980
KSD Kasanda 330,858
KKB Kikuube 329,708
MS Masaka 328,601
KB Kabarole 320,558
IB Ibanda 320,464
GL Gulu 318,559
AI Amuria 317,905
RG Rukungiri 312,814
KQ Kiryandongo 305,311
KS Kisoro 304,969
NM Namutumba 296,589
NB Nebbi 295,967
BJ Butaleja 290,190
SS Ssembabule 288,132
LW Lwengo 287,793
PL Pallisa 283,120
MP Mpigi 280,202
KU Kumi 279,726
KV Kole 276,481
ZM Zombo 275,219
NU Kanungu 272,865
SK Sironko 269,248
LK Luuka 262,515
KD Kaberamaido 260,485
AL Alebtong 258,623
BN Bundibugyo 256,641
BD Bududa 247,251
AG Agago 246,945
BS Bushenyi 245,963
BE Bukedea 245,584
KY Kyankwanzi 245,192
BA Budaka 244,874
KL Kabale 244,777
NY Namayingo 241,840
AD Adjumani 235,201
OX Namisindwa 232,740
NS Nakaseke 227,600
SH Sheema 218,957
BK Kibuku 217,044
BB Bulambuli 216,476
KWN Kwania 213,694
AP Apac 213,648
AM Amuru 211,912
NW Nwoya 210,743
KP Koboko 209,527
DK Dokolo 209,217
NG Nakasongola 209,081
RD Rubanda 207,079
MH Maracha 204,385
PD Pader 194,830
MM Mitooma 192,648
KX Kalungu 192,243
KK Katakwi 189,278
BGR Bugweri 189,043
OM Omoro 188,974
KA Kibaale 185,191
KT Kitgum 182,862
BY Bunyangabu 177,504
AO Amolatar 173,712
KN Kaabong 173,686
BT Butebo 171,438
GM Gomba 171,289
MN Manafwa 166,404
KT Kyotera 162,719
NR Ngora 161,566
KI Kiboga 159,304
NP Napak 155,989
BM Bukomansimbi 155,448
KO Kotido 149,044
AB Abim 144,398
BL Buliisa 142,312
LM Lamwo 142,073
RB Rubirizi 141,538
BH Buhweju 140,453
MY Moyo 138,511
PK Pakwach 135,412
KC Kapchorwa 130,624
AT Amudat 130,436
OT Otuke 128,139
BV Buvuma 120,860
MR Moroto 115,991
BW Bukwo 113,293
NK Nakapiripirit 110,930
LY Lyantonde 107,625
BT Butambala 106,489
KW Kween 105,286
RG Rukiga 105,286
NAB Nabilatuk 85,724
NT Ntoroko 71,790
KG Kalangala 64,561

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 68 %
Rural Access 69 %
Urban Access 63 %

KT Kitgum 95 %
RG Rukiga 95 %
BT Butambala 95 %
AG Agago 95 %
PD Pader 95 %
LM Lamwo 95 %
MY Moyo 95 %
AL Alebtong 94 %
AD Adjumani 94 %
OT Otuke 93 %
KX Kalungu 92 %
LI Lira 92 %
KK Katakwi 92 %
MM Mitooma 92 %
OM Omoro 92 %
MH Maracha 91 %
NU Kanungu 90 %
AO Amolatar 89 %
KL Kabale 88 %
GM Gomba 87 %
NT Ntoroko 87 %
AM Amuru 87 %
NR Ngora 86 %
BM Bukomansimbi 86 %
RG Rukungiri 86 %
KN Kaabong 86 %
DK Dokolo 85 %
KW Kween 85 %
KLA Kampala 85 %
BS Bushenyi 84 %
ZM Zombo 84 %
KP Koboko 84 %
NS Nakaseke 83 %
AB Abim 83 %
SH Sheema 83 %
BA Budaka 82 %
SR Serere 82 %
NP Napak 82 %
NG Nakasongola 80 %
AI Amuria 80 %
KO Kotido 80 %
KB Kabarole 80 %
KM Kamwenge 80 %
KD Kaberamaido 80 %
MP Mpigi 79 %
MR Moroto 79 %
SK Sironko 79 %
KC Kapchorwa 79 %
BW Bukwo 78 %
ST Soroti 78 %
KF Kamuli 78 %
NO Ntungamo 78 %
MT Mityana 77 %
KU Kumi 77 %
LK Luuka 77 %
GL Gulu 76 %
RD Rubanda 76 %
BI Busia 76 %
AR Arua 75 %
KI Kiboga 75 %
KV Kole 74 %
MN Manafwa 74 %
NB Nebbi 74 %
AP Apac 74 %
KWN Kwania 73 %
YU Kayunga 73 %
KQ Kiryandongo 72 %
LW Lwengo 72 %
MK Mukono 72 %
BY Bunyangabu 71 %
MD Masindi 71 %
BB Bulambuli 71 %
BL Buliisa 71 %
IG Iganga 71 %
BD Bududa 71 %
OY Oyam 71 %
MS Masaka 71 %
ML Mbale 70 %
KJ Kyenjojo 70 %
LR Luwero 69 %
OX Namisindwa 68 %
KA Kibaale 68 %
BK Kibuku 68 %
BE Bukedea 68 %
BG Bugiri 67 %
BGR Bugweri 67 %
JN Jinja 66 %
NW Nwoya 66 %
BT Butebo 66 %
KG Kalangala 65 %
RB Rubirizi 64 %
PL Pallisa 64 %
KG Kagadi 63 %
BN Bundibugyo 63 %
BJ Butaleja 63 %
KT Kyotera 63 %
TR Tororo 62 %
NK Nakapiripirit 62 %
KE Kasese 61 %
BH Buhweju 61 %
MB Mbarara 60 %
BU Buikwe 59 %
NY Namayingo 59 %
KY Kyankwanzi 58 %
NAB Nabilatuk 58 %
KKB Kikuube 57 %
HM Hoima 56 %
NM Namutumba 56 %
MG Mayuge 55 %
AT Amudat 52 %
IB Ibanda 51 %
PK Pakwach 50 %
KR Kaliro 50 %
LY Lyantonde 50 %
YM Yumbe 48 %
IS Isingiro 44 %
KS Kisoro 43 %
KH Kiruhura 42 %
SS Ssembabule 39 %
WK Wakiso 38 %
BY Buyende 38 %
KSD Kasanda 38 %
RK Rakai 37 %
KK Kakumiro 34 %
KZ Kyegegwa 34 %
MU Mubende 33 %
BV Buvuma 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 85 %

KLA Kampala Unknown
OX Namisindwa 98 %
IS Isingiro 97 %
PL Pallisa 97 %
LK Luuka 96 %
MB Mbarara 95 %
RB Rubirizi 95 %
BGR Bugweri 95 %
KR Kaliro 95 %
RD Rubanda 95 %
MN Manafwa 94 %
SR Serere 94 %
BH Buhweju 94 %
AI Amuria 94 %
BI Busia 94 %
BG Bugiri 94 %
LY Lyantonde 93 %
MG Mayuge 93 %
BA Budaka 93 %
IG Iganga 93 %
NU Kanungu 93 %
MU Mubende 93 %
KK Katakwi 93 %
YM Yumbe 93 %
KW Kween 92 %
NR Ngora 92 %
BU Buikwe 92 %
BT Butebo 92 %
KC Kapchorwa 92 %
MM Mitooma 92 %
BE Bukedea 92 %
BY Buyende 92 %
BK Kibuku 91 %
BJ Butaleja 91 %
OY Oyam 90 %
AD Adjumani 90 %
BD Bududa 90 %
KG Kalangala 90 %
BV Buvuma 89 %
SK Sironko 89 %
BW Bukwo 89 %
KP Koboko 89 %
KF Kamuli 88 %
MD Masindi 88 %
KKB Kikuube 88 %
BY Bunyangabu 88 %
SH Sheema 88 %
KD Kaberamaido 88 %
KS Kisoro 87 %
KH Kiruhura 87 %
ML Mbale 87 %
KL Kabale 87 %
TR Tororo 87 %
BM Bukomansimbi 87 %
KU Kumi 87 %
HM Hoima 87 %
YU Kayunga 87 %
RG Rukungiri 86 %
MK Mukono 86 %
LI Lira 86 %
KQ Kiryandongo 86 %
NM Namutumba 86 %
AR Arua 86 %
BB Bulambuli 86 %
LR Luwero 85 %
KM Kamwenge 85 %
BS Bushenyi 85 %
ST Soroti 85 %
JN Jinja 85 %
KY Kyankwanzi 85 %
SS Ssembabule 85 %
MH Maracha 85 %
BN Bundibugyo 85 %
KA Kibaale 84 %
NP Napak 84 %
WK Wakiso 84 %
KK Kakumiro 84 %
KSD Kasanda 83 %
RG Rukiga 82 %
KX Kalungu 82 %
NO Ntungamo 82 %
NG Nakasongola 82 %
MY Moyo 82 %
RK Rakai 82 %
KB Kabarole 82 %
MR Moroto 81 %
DK Dokolo 81 %
NY Namayingo 81 %
NK Nakapiripirit 81 %
KV Kole 80 %
MS Masaka 80 %
LM Lamwo 80 %
LW Lwengo 79 %
KE Kasese 79 %
BT Butambala 79 %
AM Amuru 78 %
AO Amolatar 78 %
NW Nwoya 78 %
NB Nebbi 78 %
OT Otuke 77 %
PD Pader 77 %
KN Kaabong 77 %
AT Amudat 76 %
GL Gulu 76 %
OM Omoro 76 %
ZM Zombo 75 %
KJ Kyenjojo 75 %
AP Apac 75 %
NS Nakaseke 75 %
AB Abim 74 %
IB Ibanda 74 %
NT Ntoroko 74 %
KO Kotido 73 %
KZ Kyegegwa 73 %
PK Pakwach 72 %
MP Mpigi 72 %
BL Buliisa 71 %
KI Kiboga 71 %
AG Agago 71 %
KWN Kwania 71 %
AL Alebtong 69 %
MT Mityana 68 %
KT Kyotera 67 %
NAB Nabilatuk 65 %
GM Gomba 62 %
KG Kagadi 61 %
KT Kitgum 59 %

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