Uganda

by December 6, 2022

The access rates in Uganda vary from 28 % in Kyegegwa District to 95 % in Kitgum District. Uganda has 136,671 domestic water points which serve a total of 28,519,361 people - 23,355,638 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

65%

Rural Functionality

85%

Equity

120

Management

90%

Gender

87%

Equity (Rural) for safe water access

50 150
  100 250
KLA Kampala Unknown
MDO Madi Okollo 1,214
BV Buvuma 1,194
KK Kakumiro 498
KSD Kasanda 494
KY Kyankwanzi 491
KG Kagadi 487
IB Ibanda 326
KR Kaliro 320
MU Mubende 306
NY Namayingo 286
MK Mukono 256
WK Wakiso 239
KKB Kikuube 238
KZ Kyegegwa 217
PK Pakwach 208
NAB Nabilatuk 196
JN Jinja 194
KJ Kyenjojo 180
MG Mayuge 170
KO Kotido 163
HM Hoima 159
KS Kisoro 153
NM Namutumba 150
AB Abim 148
KE Kasese 147
ML Mbale 144
Kzo Kazo 143
BL Buliisa 142
BY Buyende 131
NW Nwoya 114
KA Kibaale 114
MT Mityana 113
KQ Kiryandongo 112
NS Nakaseke 105
KB Kabarole 104
MR Moroto 103
BGR Bugweri 103
KT Kyotera 101
KN Kaabong 101
MN Manafwa 100
BG Bugiri 100
PL Pallisa 96
OX Namisindwa 95
TR Tororo 95
BN Bundibugyo 94
BK Kibuku 94
Ter Terego 92
Ter Terego 92
BD Bududa 87
NO Ntungamo 86
NK Nakapiripirit 85
LR Luwero 84
YM Yumbe 84
BB Bulambuli 83
OY Oyam 81
SH Sheema 79
LK Luuka 79
NT Ntoroko 78
KIT Kitagwenda 78
NP Napak 78
BT Butebo 78
KC Kapchorwa 78
NG Nakasongola 77
KW Kween 76
YU Kayunga 74
NB Nebbi 73
RK Rakai 73
SS Ssembabule 70
IS Isingiro 69
MP Mpigi 68
BU Buikwe 68
BW Bukwo 66
KV Kole 65
KM Kamwenge 64
BE Bukedea 64
KI Kiboga 63
NU Kanungu 62
KG Kalangala 62
KP Koboko 61
KF Kamuli 60
KRG Karenga 60
MS Masaka 57
ZM Zombo 56
KL Kabale 56
LW Lwengo 53
GM Gomba 53
BA Budaka 52
AI Amuria 51
BH Buhweju 51
BI Busia 50
SK Sironko 50
Obg Obongi 49
AR Arua 49
AM Amuru 49
KU Kumi 48
RB Rubirizi 48
IG Iganga 46
LY Lyantonde 46
BY Bunyangabu 46
BS Bushenyi 46
OT Otuke 44
AD Adjumani 44
KLK Kalaki 41
SR Serere 40
KWN Kwania 40
ST Soroti 39
AT Amudat 38
BJ Butaleja 38
KH Kiruhura 37
DK Dokolo 37
KK Katakwi 36
MM Mitooma 35
GL Gulu 34
MH Maracha 34
KLG Kapelebyong 33
RD Rubanda 33
NR Ngora 32
AL Alebtong 31
PD Pader 31
AO Amolatar 30
KD Kaberamaido 30
RWP Rwampara 29
RG Rukiga 29
BT Butambala 28
LM Lamwo 26
AP Apac 25
MD Masindi 25
RG Rukungiri 23
OM Omoro 22
KX Kalungu 20
LI Lira 18
MY Moyo 17
AG Agago 17
MB Mbarara 14
KT Kitgum 13
BM Bukomansimbi 8

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 3,230,397
KLA Kampala 1,752,695
KE Kasese 834,292
MK Mukono 743,600
YM Yumbe 725,914
IS Isingiro 635,460
TR Tororo 632,774
ML Mbale 613,331
MG Mayuge 602,027
KF Kamuli 588,050
KJ Kyenjojo 556,284
LR Luwero 549,641
AR Arua 547,372
JN Jinja 531,194
NO Ntungamo 515,178
LI Lira 506,326
BU Buikwe 500,361
KG Kagadi 499,613
OY Oyam 482,379
BG Bugiri 478,055
KK Kakumiro 476,968
MU Mubende 463,697
KZ Kyegegwa 463,375
BY Buyende 446,203
YU Kayunga 424,260
IG Iganga 423,529
HM Hoima 419,989
RK Rakai 414,553
MB Mbarara 408,888
BI Busia 407,673
ST Soroti 388,292
SR Serere 385,022
MT Mityana 372,384
KR Kaliro 371,969
KKB Kikuube 370,802
KSD Kasanda 370,229
MD Masindi 360,289
MS Masaka 350,493
GL Gulu 349,835
KM Kamwenge 345,707
KB Kabarole 343,586
IB Ibanda 338,492
KQ Kiryandongo 332,467
NM Namutumba 326,858
KS Kisoro 325,464
RG Rukungiri 325,129
NB Nebbi 323,207
BJ Butaleja 321,962
SS Ssembabule 312,620
PL Pallisa 311,936
KU Kumi 310,352
KV Kole 302,392
MP Mpigi 300,895
ZM Zombo 299,388
LW Lwengo 297,379
SK Sironko 288,512
NU Kanungu 287,342
LK Luuka 280,081
BD Bududa 279,715
AL Alebtong 279,647
KY Kyankwanzi 279,066
BN Bundibugyo 278,743
BE Bukedea 271,799
BA Budaka 270,474
NY Namayingo 267,389
NW Nwoya 263,735
AG Agago 260,356
OX Namisindwa 255,590
BS Bushenyi 254,604
KL Kabale 254,487
NS Nakaseke 248,292
BB Bulambuli 247,628
Ter Terego 246,369
Ter Terego 246,369
AD Adjumani 243,750
BK Kibuku 241,400
AI Amuria 236,795
KWN Kwania 234,377
AP Apac 234,197
KP Koboko 234,006
Kzo Kazo 232,907
AM Amuru 229,922
SH Sheema 228,040
NG Nakasongola 227,795
DK Dokolo 227,235
MH Maracha 217,108
RD Rubanda 215,294
KA Kibaale 214,416
OM Omoro 207,527
PD Pader 207,470
BGR Bugweri 205,751
KK Katakwi 204,989
MM Mitooma 199,766
KX Kalungu 199,055
KH Kiruhura 198,185
KT Kitgum 192,251
AO Amolatar 191,873
KIT Kitagwenda 191,871
BT Butebo 188,888
BY Bunyangabu 186,239
GM Gomba 179,370
MN Manafwa 178,770
NR Ngora 175,160
KT Kyotera 172,943
KI Kiboga 171,755
AB Abim 169,584
NP Napak 166,018
MDO Madi Okollo 163,096
KO Kotido 163,053
BL Buliisa 162,271
BM Bukomansimbi 158,669
BH Buhweju 154,476
RWP Rwampara 151,303
RB Rubirizi 150,141
KLK Kalaki 148,755
AT Amudat 148,181
PK Pakwach 147,875
LM Lamwo 147,581
OT Otuke 144,692
KD Kaberamaido 142,446
BV Buvuma 142,090
KC Kapchorwa 141,737
BW Bukwo 129,625
NK Nakapiripirit 127,468
MR Moroto 124,824
LY Lyantonde 117,258
KW Kween 114,562
KLG Kapelebyong 113,204
BT Butambala 110,520
RG Rukiga 109,463
KN Kaabong 108,791
NAB Nabilatuk 98,504
MY Moyo 86,387
NT Ntoroko 75,066
KG Kalangala 71,399
KRG Karenga 59,026
Obg Obongi 38,498

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 65 %
Rural Access 67 %
Urban Access 59 %

KT Kitgum 95 %
AG Agago 95 %
RG Rukiga 95 %
LM Lamwo 95 %
PD Pader 95 %
BT Butambala 95 %
MY Moyo 95 %
Obg Obongi 95 %
AD Adjumani 94 %
KX Kalungu 94 %
AL Alebtong 93 %
MM Mitooma 92 %
KRG Karenga 91 %
LI Lira 91 %
OT Otuke 90 %
OM Omoro 90 %
KK Katakwi 89 %
DK Dokolo 89 %
NU Kanungu 89 %
RWP Rwampara 87 %
KL Kabale 87 %
KLG Kapelebyong 87 %
GM Gomba 87 %
MH Maracha 87 %
AO Amolatar 86 %
NR Ngora 86 %
BM Bukomansimbi 86 %
AM Amuru 86 %
RG Rukungiri 85 %
KIT Kitagwenda 85 %
BS Bushenyi 85 %
NT Ntoroko 85 %
KN Kaabong 85 %
ZM Zombo 83 %
NG Nakasongola 82 %
SH Sheema 81 %
NS Nakaseke 81 %
NP Napak 81 %
KW Kween 81 %
KLA Kampala 80 %
MR Moroto 79 %
KP Koboko 79 %
BA Budaka 79 %
KD Kaberamaido 79 %
KF Kamuli 79 %
AR Arua 78 %
KB Kabarole 78 %
MP Mpigi 77 %
KLK Kalaki 77 %
KO Kotido 77 %
SK Sironko 77 %
SR Serere 77 %
KC Kapchorwa 77 %
KWN Kwania 77 %
LK Luuka 77 %
MT Mityana 77 %
BW Bukwo 76 %
NO Ntungamo 76 %
ST Soroti 76 %
MN Manafwa 75 %
BI Busia 75 %
KI Kiboga 75 %
KU Kumi 74 %
RD Rubanda 74 %
KM Kamwenge 73 %
KQ Kiryandongo 73 %
GL Gulu 73 %
KV Kole 73 %
AB Abim 73 %
BY Bunyangabu 72 %
NB Nebbi 72 %
AP Apac 72 %
LW Lwengo 71 %
MD Masindi 71 %
YU Kayunga 69 %
BT Butebo 69 %
AI Amuria 69 %
BG Bugiri 69 %
BB Bulambuli 69 %
IG Iganga 69 %
MDO Madi Okollo 69 %
MK Mukono 68 %
BK Kibuku 67 %
OX Namisindwa 67 %
MS Masaka 67 %
LR Luwero 67 %
ML Mbale 67 %
JN Jinja 66 %
KJ Kyenjojo 66 %
BE Bukedea 66 %
BL Buliisa 66 %
OY Oyam 65 %
BD Bududa 65 %
BGR Bugweri 65 %
Ter Terego 64 %
Ter Terego 64 %
KA Kibaale 63 %
BU Buikwe 63 %
RB Rubirizi 62 %
KG Kalangala 62 %
BH Buhweju 61 %
PL Pallisa 61 %
BN Bundibugyo 60 %
BJ Butaleja 60 %
KE Kasese 60 %
NY Namayingo 59 %
KT Kyotera 59 %
TR Tororo 59 %
KG Kagadi 58 %
NM Namutumba 56 %
NK Nakapiripirit 56 %
NW Nwoya 55 %
KY Kyankwanzi 55 %
KKB Kikuube 54 %
MG Mayuge 54 %
PK Pakwach 54 %
HM Hoima 53 %
IB Ibanda 53 %
NAB Nabilatuk 50 %
YM Yumbe 50 %
KR Kaliro 48 %
MB Mbarara 47 %
KH Kiruhura 47 %
AT Amudat 47 %
LY Lyantonde 45 %
IS Isingiro 45 %
KS Kisoro 42 %
KSD Kasanda 39 %
BY Buyende 38 %
SS Ssembabule 36 %
BV Buvuma 36 %
RK Rakai 35 %
Kzo Kazo 34 %
WK Wakiso 34 %
MU Mubende 32 %
KK Kakumiro 32 %
KZ Kyegegwa 28 %

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
IG Iganga 98 %
OX Namisindwa 98 %
KIT Kitagwenda 98 %
IS Isingiro 97 %
PL Pallisa 97 %
RWP Rwampara 97 %
YM Yumbe 97 %
BB Bulambuli 97 %
KLG Kapelebyong 97 %
LK Luuka 96 %
BGR Bugweri 96 %
RB Rubirizi 95 %
KR Kaliro 95 %
BH Buhweju 95 %
BA Budaka 95 %
MN Manafwa 95 %
SR Serere 95 %
BU Buikwe 95 %
BG Bugiri 95 %
BI Busia 94 %
MG Mayuge 94 %
RD Rubanda 94 %
LY Lyantonde 94 %
MB Mbarara 94 %
MU Mubende 93 %
NG Nakasongola 93 %
KK Katakwi 93 %
BT Butebo 93 %
KKB Kikuube 93 %
KS Kisoro 93 %
KLK Kalaki 93 %
KW Kween 93 %
NR Ngora 93 %
AI Amuria 93 %
BY Buyende 92 %
BK Kibuku 92 %
BJ Butaleja 91 %
BD Bududa 91 %
KG Kalangala 90 %
MK Mukono 90 %
Kzo Kazo 90 %
KH Kiruhura 90 %
SK Sironko 90 %
KF Kamuli 89 %
NU Kanungu 89 %
BY Bunyangabu 89 %
KP Koboko 89 %
KQ Kiryandongo 88 %
KL Kabale 88 %
BV Buvuma 88 %
MY Moyo 88 %
PK Pakwach 88 %
TR Tororo 88 %
NM Namutumba 88 %
AD Adjumani 88 %
JN Jinja 88 %
ML Mbale 87 %
BM Bukomansimbi 87 %
YU Kayunga 87 %
MD Masindi 87 %
KU Kumi 87 %
KM Kamwenge 87 %
SH Sheema 87 %
LI Lira 87 %
RG Rukungiri 86 %
KRG Karenga 86 %
LR Luwero 86 %
KSD Kasanda 86 %
DK Dokolo 86 %
KY Kyankwanzi 86 %
KA Kibaale 86 %
ST Soroti 86 %
AR Arua 85 %
BE Bukedea 85 %
NP Napak 85 %
KD Kaberamaido 84 %
HM Hoima 84 %
WK Wakiso 84 %
MR Moroto 83 %
MM Mitooma 83 %
NY Namayingo 83 %
NO Ntungamo 83 %
KC Kapchorwa 83 %
NK Nakapiripirit 82 %
RK Rakai 82 %
OY Oyam 82 %
KX Kalungu 82 %
KB Kabarole 82 %
MDO Madi Okollo 81 %
KV Kole 81 %
BS Bushenyi 81 %
MS Masaka 81 %
KN Kaabong 81 %
KK Kakumiro 81 %
Ter Terego 81 %
Ter Terego 81 %
GL Gulu 80 %
LW Lwengo 80 %
PD Pader 80 %
KE Kasese 80 %
NW Nwoya 79 %
SS Ssembabule 79 %
LM Lamwo 79 %
BT Butambala 79 %
NB Nebbi 79 %
IB Ibanda 78 %
AO Amolatar 78 %
AG Agago 77 %
AT Amudat 77 %
AP Apac 76 %
ZM Zombo 76 %
AB Abim 76 %
KJ Kyenjojo 76 %
KI Kiboga 75 %
NS Nakaseke 75 %
AM Amuru 75 %
KWN Kwania 74 %
NT Ntoroko 74 %
BW Bukwo 74 %
KZ Kyegegwa 74 %
KO Kotido 74 %
Obg Obongi 72 %
BL Buliisa 72 %
MP Mpigi 72 %
AL Alebtong 71 %
KG Kagadi 70 %
KT Kyotera 68 %
RG Rukiga 67 %
OT Otuke 66 %
MH Maracha 66 %
NAB Nabilatuk 65 %
GM Gomba 63 %
BN Bundibugyo 62 %
KT Kitgum 60 %
MT Mityana 60 %
OM Omoro 44 %

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