Uganda

by April 17, 2024

The access rates in Uganda vary from 30 % in Kyegegwa District to 95 % in Kitgum District. Uganda has 143,751 domestic water points which serve a total of 29,652,452 people - 24,083,461 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

64%

Rural Functionality

84%

Equity

118

Management

91%

Gender

89%

Equity (Rural) for safe water access

50 150
  100 250
KLA Kampala Unknown
BV Buvuma 1,292
IB Ibanda 546
KG Kagadi 508
KY Kyankwanzi 505
KK Kakumiro 494
KSD Kasanda 474
KR Kaliro 286
MU Mubende 280
PK Pakwach 279
KKB Kikuube 240
WK Wakiso 239
NY Namayingo 233
MDO Madi Okollo 191
JN Jinja 190
NAB Nabilatuk 188
AO Amolatar 187
OT Otuke 176
NB Nebbi 176
KO Kotido 169
HM Hoima 166
KZ Kyegegwa 165
MG Mayuge 162
BN Bundibugyo 157
KJ Kyenjojo 157
MK Mukono 153
KE Kasese 151
KS Kisoro 151
AB Abim 150
Kzo Kazo 145
BL Buliisa 141
NM Namutumba 139
AL Alebtong 134
ML Mbale 133
IS Isingiro 124
MH Maracha 121
BY Buyende 117
TR Tororo 114
NW Nwoya 113
MT Mityana 112
KA Kibaale 111
AM Amuru 110
KB Kabarole 107
NS Nakaseke 107
BGR Bugweri 106
BG Bugiri 102
OX Namisindwa 101
MN Manafwa 99
KQ Kiryandongo 96
BK Kibuku 93
KN Kaabong 92
BD Bududa 92
LR Luwero 89
Ter Terego 87
Ter Terego 87
YM Yumbe 86
OY Oyam 84
BT Butebo 84
KIT Kitagwenda 82
SH Sheema 81
NO Ntungamo 81
KP Koboko 78
NT Ntoroko 77
NG Nakasongola 76
NK Nakapiripirit 76
Obg Obongi 74
KV Kole 74
KT Kyotera 74
BH Buhweju 73
LK Luuka 72
NP Napak 72
RK Rakai 71
BW Bukwo 71
KC Kapchorwa 70
SS Ssembabule 69
KW Kween 68
AG Agago 68
KI Kiboga 65
BB Bulambuli 65
MR Moroto 65
BU Buikwe 65
PL Pallisa 64
MP Mpigi 64
BE Bukedea 63
NU Kanungu 61
MS Masaka 60
KL Kabale 57
KM Kamwenge 56
ZM Zombo 55
BA Budaka 54
GM Gomba 54
AI Amuria 54
YU Kayunga 53
KH Kiruhura 53
SK Sironko 52
AR Arua 51
RB Rubirizi 49
LW Lwengo 49
IG Iganga 49
SR Serere 48
KF Kamuli 48
LY Lyantonde 48
BY Bunyangabu 47
BI Busia 47
BS Bushenyi 46
KU Kumi 45
BJ Butaleja 44
KG Kalangala 44
AD Adjumani 41
AT Amudat 40
KK Katakwi 40
PD Pader 38
KWN Kwania 37
KLK Kalaki 36
MM Mitooma 35
GL Gulu 34
RD Rubanda 32
NR Ngora 32
ST Soroti 32
KD Kaberamaido 32
DK Dokolo 31
RWP Rwampara 30
KRG Karenga 29
BT Butambala 27
LM Lamwo 26
AP Apac 26
KLG Kapelebyong 25
RG Rukungiri 23
OM Omoro 22
MD Masindi 21
LI Lira 19
KX Kalungu 17
MY Moyo 17
KT Kitgum 14
MB Mbarara 13
RG Rukiga 9
BM Bukomansimbi 6

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 3,466,865
KLA Kampala 1,800,528
KE Kasese 861,350
YM Yumbe 771,949
MK Mukono 771,578
IS Isingiro 771,469
KJ Kyenjojo 728,542
KF Kamuli 672,256
TR Tororo 658,600
ML Mbale 638,963
MG Mayuge 626,924
AR Arua 567,519
LR Luwero 567,467
JN Jinja 542,778
YU Kayunga 538,936
BU Buikwe 535,365
KG Kagadi 531,610
NO Ntungamo 529,801
LI Lira 525,248
KK Kakumiro 507,515
OY Oyam 501,429
KZ Kyegegwa 501,055
BG Bugiri 497,407
MU Mubende 486,867
BY Buyende 469,572
HM Hoima 441,859
IG Iganga 439,689
RK Rakai 426,069
BI Busia 423,817
MB Mbarara 421,231
ST Soroti 405,766
SR Serere 403,830
KKB Kikuube 390,111
KSD Kasanda 388,728
KR Kaliro 388,368
MT Mityana 381,787
MD Masindi 373,590
GL Gulu 364,531
KM Kamwenge 362,452
MS Masaka 360,780
KB Kabarole 354,406
KV Kole 345,652
KQ Kiryandongo 345,226
NM Namutumba 341,082
BJ Butaleja 336,891
KS Kisoro 335,094
AL Alebtong 332,638
RG Rukungiri 330,916
PL Pallisa 325,477
KU Kumi 324,743
SS Ssembabule 324,126
IB Ibanda 310,827
ZM Zombo 310,744
MP Mpigi 310,619
BN Bundibugyo 310,370
LW Lwengo 301,883
NB Nebbi 300,406
KP Koboko 298,982
SK Sironko 297,564
KY Kyankwanzi 294,983
BD Bududa 294,968
NU Kanungu 294,144
NW Nwoya 288,635
LK Luuka 288,335
BE Bukedea 284,117
BA Budaka 282,503
NY Namayingo 279,394
AG Agago 276,843
NG Nakasongola 267,253
OX Namisindwa 266,327
DK Dokolo 266,092
BB Bulambuli 262,265
KL Kabale 259,050
BS Bushenyi 258,664
NS Nakaseke 258,015
Ter Terego 255,437
Ter Terego 255,437
BK Kibuku 252,844
AD Adjumani 247,766
AI Amuria 246,997
PK Pakwach 244,304
MH Maracha 244,129
KWN Kwania 244,096
AP Apac 243,852
Kzo Kazo 243,535
AM Amuru 242,607
AO Amolatar 233,445
SH Sheema 232,307
KA Kibaale 228,148
RD Rubanda 219,154
PD Pader 216,394
OM Omoro 216,245
BGR Bugweri 213,601
KK Katakwi 212,371
MM Mitooma 203,111
KX Kalungu 202,256
KIT Kitagwenda 201,165
KH Kiruhura 201,064
BT Butebo 197,087
KT Kitgum 196,663
MDO Madi Okollo 196,041
BY Bunyangabu 192,231
OT Otuke 184,981
MN Manafwa 184,580
GM Gomba 183,167
NR Ngora 181,548
AB Abim 181,418
KT Kyotera 177,747
KI Kiboga 177,605
BL Buliisa 171,649
NP Napak 170,730
KO Kotido 169,636
BH Buhweju 161,066
BM Bukomansimbi 160,183
AT Amudat 156,520
KLK Kalaki 156,127
RWP Rwampara 155,871
RB Rubirizi 154,184
BV Buvuma 152,066
KC Kapchorwa 150,638
LM Lamwo 150,169
KD Kaberamaido 149,505
BW Bukwo 137,300
NK Nakapiripirit 135,239
MR Moroto 128,974
LY Lyantonde 121,784
KW Kween 118,920
KLG Kapelebyong 118,081
BT Butambala 112,415
RG Rukiga 111,425
KN Kaabong 106,182
NAB Nabilatuk 104,509
MY Moyo 81,958
NT Ntoroko 77,314
KG Kalangala 74,612
KRG Karenga 57,610
Obg Obongi 45,383

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 64 %
Rural Access 66 %
Urban Access 56 %

KT Kitgum 95 %
MY Moyo 95 %
LM Lamwo 95 %
KRG Karenga 95 %
RG Rukiga 95 %
BT Butambala 95 %
AD Adjumani 95 %
PD Pader 94 %
KX Kalungu 94 %
KLG Kapelebyong 93 %
Obg Obongi 93 %
MM Mitooma 92 %
LI Lira 90 %
NU Kanungu 90 %
OM Omoro 89 %
KK Katakwi 89 %
KN Kaabong 87 %
RWP Rwampara 87 %
GM Gomba 86 %
KL Kabale 86 %
BM Bukomansimbi 85 %
NR Ngora 85 %
AG Agago 85 %
MR Moroto 85 %
RG Rukungiri 85 %
BS Bushenyi 85 %
NT Ntoroko 85 %
ZM Zombo 84 %
KIT Kitagwenda 84 %
NP Napak 82 %
KW Kween 81 %
DK Dokolo 81 %
KD Kaberamaido 81 %
NS Nakaseke 81 %
SH Sheema 81 %
KF Kamuli 79 %
KC Kapchorwa 79 %
BA Budaka 78 %
KLK Kalaki 78 %
MP Mpigi 78 %
LK Luuka 78 %
KLA Kampala 78 %
KB Kabarole 77 %
KQ Kiryandongo 77 %
MT Mityana 77 %
NO Ntungamo 77 %
KWN Kwania 77 %
SR Serere 76 %
MN Manafwa 76 %
AR Arua 76 %
SK Sironko 76 %
ST Soroti 76 %
KO Kotido 76 %
RD Rubanda 76 %
BI Busia 75 %
NG Nakasongola 75 %
KI Kiboga 74 %
BY Bunyangabu 74 %
KM Kamwenge 74 %
AM Amuru 74 %
BW Bukwo 74 %
KU Kumi 74 %
LW Lwengo 73 %
GL Gulu 72 %
BB Bulambuli 71 %
AB Abim 71 %
AP Apac 70 %
MD Masindi 70 %
BN Bundibugyo 70 %
NB Nebbi 70 %
IG Iganga 70 %
BT Butebo 69 %
BK Kibuku 69 %
BG Bugiri 68 %
BH Buhweju 68 %
KG Kalangala 67 %
KT Kyotera 67 %
MK Mukono 67 %
AL Alebtong 67 %
OX Namisindwa 67 %
AI Amuria 66 %
JN Jinja 66 %
RB Rubirizi 66 %
ML Mbale 66 %
KJ Kyenjojo 66 %
PL Pallisa 66 %
MS Masaka 66 %
LR Luwero 66 %
BL Buliisa 65 %
KA Kibaale 65 %
AO Amolatar 65 %
BE Bukedea 65 %
Ter Terego 65 %
Ter Terego 65 %
BD Bududa 65 %
KP Koboko 64 %
BGR Bugweri 64 %
BU Buikwe 64 %
OY Oyam 63 %
MDO Madi Okollo 62 %
NY Namayingo 62 %
KV Kole 62 %
OT Otuke 62 %
BJ Butaleja 60 %
YU Kayunga 60 %
TR Tororo 60 %
KH Kiruhura 59 %
KE Kasese 59 %
MH Maracha 58 %
KG Kagadi 58 %
NM Namutumba 57 %
NK Nakapiripirit 57 %
KY Kyankwanzi 55 %
MG Mayuge 55 %
KKB Kikuube 55 %
NW Nwoya 54 %
IB Ibanda 53 %
NAB Nabilatuk 52 %
HM Hoima 52 %
MB Mbarara 49 %
KR Kaliro 48 %
YM Yumbe 48 %
PK Pakwach 47 %
AT Amudat 45 %
LY Lyantonde 44 %
KSD Kasanda 43 %
KS Kisoro 42 %
IS Isingiro 39 %
BY Buyende 38 %
MU Mubende 38 %
SS Ssembabule 37 %
BV Buvuma 34 %
RK Rakai 34 %
Kzo Kazo 34 %
WK Wakiso 32 %
KK Kakumiro 31 %
KZ Kyegegwa 30 %

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 84 %
Urban Functionality 85 %

KLA Kampala Unknown
MU Mubende 100 %
BH Buhweju 100 %
KA Kibaale 99 %
KG Kalangala 99 %
BD Bududa 99 %
TR Tororo 98 %
KM Kamwenge 98 %
NG Nakasongola 97 %
BG Bugiri 97 %
KLG Kapelebyong 97 %
KK Katakwi 97 %
BN Bundibugyo 97 %
BB Bulambuli 97 %
IS Isingiro 96 %
PL Pallisa 96 %
MB Mbarara 96 %
KS Kisoro 96 %
IB Ibanda 96 %
LK Luuka 96 %
IG Iganga 96 %
BY Buyende 96 %
BI Busia 96 %
RB Rubirizi 95 %
KR Kaliro 95 %
BT Butebo 95 %
AT Amudat 94 %
LY Lyantonde 94 %
KW Kween 94 %
KKB Kikuube 93 %
BA Budaka 93 %
SR Serere 93 %
AI Amuria 93 %
BK Kibuku 93 %
MK Mukono 93 %
BY Bunyangabu 92 %
BJ Butaleja 92 %
BU Buikwe 92 %
KH Kiruhura 92 %
GL Gulu 91 %
NK Nakapiripirit 91 %
Kzo Kazo 90 %
KF Kamuli 90 %
NM Namutumba 90 %
ML Mbale 89 %
KLK Kalaki 89 %
PK Pakwach 89 %
BV Buvuma 89 %
MY Moyo 88 %
NR Ngora 88 %
KQ Kiryandongo 88 %
JN Jinja 88 %
BGR Bugweri 88 %
YU Kayunga 88 %
BE Bukedea 87 %
AR Arua 87 %
RD Rubanda 87 %
KD Kaberamaido 87 %
AD Adjumani 87 %
RG Rukungiri 87 %
SH Sheema 87 %
NY Namayingo 87 %
LI Lira 87 %
KY Kyankwanzi 87 %
KL Kabale 86 %
ST Soroti 86 %
MD Masindi 86 %
LR Luwero 86 %
HM Hoima 85 %
KU Kumi 85 %
MS Masaka 85 %
SK Sironko 85 %
YM Yumbe 84 %
KE Kasese 83 %
MM Mitooma 83 %
KC Kapchorwa 83 %
RK Rakai 83 %
KSD Kasanda 83 %
KX Kalungu 83 %
OY Oyam 82 %
SS Ssembabule 82 %
KN Kaabong 82 %
NU Kanungu 82 %
KB Kabarole 82 %
BS Bushenyi 81 %
OX Namisindwa 81 %
KV Kole 81 %
LW Lwengo 80 %
KT Kyotera 80 %
KZ Kyegegwa 80 %
KJ Kyenjojo 80 %
MP Mpigi 79 %
Ter Terego 79 %
Ter Terego 79 %
ZM Zombo 79 %
AO Amolatar 79 %
MH Maracha 78 %
PD Pader 77 %
BM Bukomansimbi 77 %
MN Manafwa 77 %
KRG Karenga 77 %
KWN Kwania 76 %
DK Dokolo 76 %
MG Mayuge 76 %
NS Nakaseke 76 %
Obg Obongi 76 %
KIT Kitagwenda 75 %
WK Wakiso 75 %
NW Nwoya 75 %
NO Ntungamo 75 %
BW Bukwo 75 %
KO Kotido 74 %
MR Moroto 74 %
BL Buliisa 73 %
LM Lamwo 73 %
NB Nebbi 73 %
AL Alebtong 73 %
RWP Rwampara 73 %
KG Kagadi 72 %
MDO Madi Okollo 72 %
KP Koboko 72 %
KK Kakumiro 71 %
AM Amuru 70 %
KI Kiboga 68 %
NT Ntoroko 68 %
NAB Nabilatuk 68 %
AP Apac 67 %
OT Otuke 66 %
RG Rukiga 62 %
NP Napak 61 %
AB Abim 61 %
MT Mityana 60 %
GM Gomba 57 %
AG Agago 55 %
BT Butambala 53 %
KT Kitgum 50 %
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