Uganda

by December 9, 2019

The access rates in Uganda vary from 33 % in Kyegegwa District to 95 % in Pader District. Uganda has 132,378 domestic water points which serve a total of 27,130,270 people - 22,144,337 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 988
NY Namayingo 701
KK Kakumiro 510
KSD Kasanda 490
KY Kyankwanzi 452
AR Arua 441
KG Kagadi 434
IB Ibanda 353
KR Kaliro 314
MU Mubende 286
MK Mukono 278
WK Wakiso 232
KKB Kikuube 221
JN Jinja 185
MG Mayuge 179
KZ Kyegegwa 174
NAB Nabilatuk 167
KJ Kyenjojo 165
NM Namutumba 164
KS Kisoro 154
HM Hoima 152
AB Abim 151
KO Kotido 151
KE Kasese 146
ML Mbale 134
BY Buyende 133
KA Kibaale 131
BG Bugiri 124
BL Buliisa 121
MR Moroto 114
MN Manafwa 111
KN Kaabong 102
MT Mityana 102
NK Nakapiripirit 100
NS Nakaseke 99
KB Kabarole 98
NW Nwoya 96
BGR Bugweri 94
KH Kiruhura 94
NG Nakasongola 93
KQ Kiryandongo 93
PL Pallisa 92
BK Kibuku 91
KT Kyotera 90
TR Tororo 90
BN Bundibugyo 89
BB Bulambuli 87
KF Kamuli 86
OX Namisindwa 86
YM Yumbe 86
NO Ntungamo 83
BH Buhweju 82
IS Isingiro 82
OY Oyam 82
LR Luwero 81
LK Luuka 80
NB Nebbi 79
BU Buikwe 79
BD Bududa 78
NP Napak 77
SH Sheema 76
NT Ntoroko 71
KI Kiboga 71
KC Kapchorwa 71
KW Kween 71
YU Kayunga 70
BW Bukwo 70
RK Rakai 69
SS Ssembabule 69
KV Kole 67
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 56
KWN Kwania 55
BA Budaka 55
IG Iganga 53
BY Bunyangabu 53
GM Gomba 53
SK Sironko 53
KL Kabale 53
LW Lwengo 52
DK Dokolo 51
BS Bushenyi 49
RB Rubirizi 48
AM Amuru 48
BI Busia 48
AD Adjumani 47
KU Kumi 47
AI Amuria 47
BJ Butaleja 46
PK Pakwach 43
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 33
MY Moyo 33
RD Rubanda 33
KK Katakwi 32
AO Amolatar 31
PD Pader 30
RG Rukiga 28
AL Alebtong 28
AP Apac 28
MD Masindi 27
MH Maracha 26
BT Butambala 26
LM Lamwo 26
RG Rukungiri 22
OM Omoro 19
KX Kalungu 19
LI Lira 19
MB Mbarara 18
AG Agago 15
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 2,757,895
KLA Kampala 1,657,116
AR Arua 886,468
KE Kasese 780,225
MK Mukono 687,697
YM Yumbe 633,929
TR Tororo 587,673
IS Isingiro 576,849
ML Mbale 562,115
MG Mayuge 552,277
KF Kamuli 548,708
MB Mbarara 526,402
LR Luwero 514,021
JN Jinja 508,048
KJ Kyenjojo 502,785
NO Ntungamo 485,958
KM Kamwenge 485,547
BU Buikwe 469,348
LI Lira 468,518
OY Oyam 444,316
BG Bugiri 439,386
KG Kagadi 435,678
MU Mubende 417,400
KK Kakumiro 415,931
YU Kayunga 402,372
BY Buyende 399,509
KH Kiruhura 391,782
RK Rakai 391,543
IG Iganga 391,239
KZ Kyegegwa 388,083
HM Hoima 376,287
BI Busia 375,415
MT Mityana 358,070
ST Soroti 353,376
SR Serere 347,441
KR Kaliro 339,203
MD Masindi 333,710
KSD Kasanda 333,264
KKB Kikuube 332,219
MS Masaka 329,939
KB Kabarole 321,965
IB Ibanda 321,566
GL Gulu 320,470
RG Rukungiri 313,566
KQ Kiryandongo 306,971
KS Kisoro 306,221
NM Namutumba 298,438
NB Nebbi 297,632
BJ Butaleja 292,131
SS Ssembabule 289,628
LW Lwengo 288,379
PL Pallisa 284,880
KU Kumi 281,597
MP Mpigi 281,466
KV Kole 278,064
ZM Zombo 276,696
NU Kanungu 273,750
SK Sironko 270,425
LK Luuka 263,589
KD Kaberamaido 262,362
AL Alebtong 259,907
BN Bundibugyo 257,991
BD Bududa 249,235
AG Agago 247,764
KY Kyankwanzi 247,262
BE Bukedea 247,186
BS Bushenyi 246,491
BA Budaka 246,438
KL Kabale 245,370
NY Namayingo 243,401
AD Adjumani 235,724
OX Namisindwa 234,136
NS Nakaseke 228,865
SH Sheema 219,512
BK Kibuku 218,532
BB Bulambuli 218,380
AI Amuria 216,408
KWN Kwania 214,958
AP Apac 214,904
NW Nwoya 213,981
AM Amuru 213,012
KP Koboko 211,022
DK Dokolo 210,318
NG Nakasongola 210,225
RD Rubanda 207,581
MH Maracha 205,163
PD Pader 195,602
MM Mitooma 193,083
KX Kalungu 192,660
KK Katakwi 190,238
OM Omoro 190,108
BGR Bugweri 190,064
KA Kibaale 186,977
KT Kitgum 183,436
BY Bunyangabu 178,284
AO Amolatar 174,822
KN Kaabong 173,163
BT Butebo 172,504
GM Gomba 171,783
MN Manafwa 167,159
KT Kyotera 163,344
NR Ngora 162,397
KI Kiboga 160,065
NP Napak 156,602
BM Bukomansimbi 155,645
KO Kotido 149,900
AB Abim 145,937
BL Buliisa 143,531
LM Lamwo 142,410
RB Rubirizi 142,064
BH Buhweju 141,310
MY Moyo 137,679
PK Pakwach 136,173
AT Amudat 131,520
KC Kapchorwa 131,303
OT Otuke 129,151
BV Buvuma 122,157
MR Moroto 116,531
BW Bukwo 114,291
NK Nakapiripirit 111,941
LY Lyantonde 108,213
BT Butambala 106,735
KW Kween 105,853
RG Rukiga 105,541
KLG KAPELEBYONG 103,457
NAB Nabilatuk 86,505
NT Ntoroko 72,082
KG Kalangala 64,979

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 62 %

PD Pader 95 %
KT Kitgum 95 %
RG Rukiga 95 %
BT Butambala 95 %
LM Lamwo 95 %
AG Agago 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 %
KLG KAPELEBYONG 89 %
AO Amolatar 89 %
KL Kabale 88 %
NR Ngora 87 %
GM Gomba 87 %
AM Amuru 87 %
NT Ntoroko 87 %
BM Bukomansimbi 86 %
RG Rukungiri 86 %
DK Dokolo 86 %
KN Kaabong 86 %
BS Bushenyi 85 %
ZM Zombo 84 %
KLA Kampala 84 %
KW Kween 84 %
KP Koboko 83 %
NS Nakaseke 83 %
SH Sheema 83 %
AB Abim 82 %
SR Serere 81 %
NP Napak 81 %
BA Budaka 81 %
KO Kotido 81 %
NG Nakasongola 80 %
KB Kabarole 80 %
KM Kamwenge 79 %
KC Kapchorwa 79 %
KD Kaberamaido 79 %
MP Mpigi 79 %
MR Moroto 79 %
SK Sironko 79 %
ST Soroti 78 %
BW Bukwo 78 %
MT Mityana 78 %
NO Ntungamo 78 %
KF Kamuli 77 %
LK Luuka 77 %
KU Kumi 76 %
BI Busia 76 %
GL Gulu 76 %
KV Kole 76 %
AI Amuria 76 %
RD Rubanda 76 %
KI Kiboga 75 %
AP Apac 75 %
AR Arua 75 %
KWN Kwania 75 %
MN Manafwa 74 %
NB Nebbi 74 %
BY Bunyangabu 73 %
YU Kayunga 73 %
KQ Kiryandongo 72 %
LW Lwengo 72 %
BB Bulambuli 72 %
MK Mukono 71 %
BD Bududa 71 %
BL Buliisa 71 %
MD Masindi 71 %
IG Iganga 70 %
MS Masaka 70 %
OY Oyam 70 %
ML Mbale 70 %
LR Luwero 70 %
KJ Kyenjojo 70 %
BK Kibuku 70 %
OX Namisindwa 69 %
BGR Bugweri 68 %
BT Butebo 68 %
KA Kibaale 68 %
BE Bukedea 68 %
BG Bugiri 67 %
KG Kalangala 67 %
JN Jinja 66 %
PL Pallisa 65 %
NW Nwoya 65 %
RB Rubirizi 64 %
BN Bundibugyo 63 %
KG Kagadi 63 %
BJ Butaleja 63 %
KT Kyotera 62 %
TR Tororo 61 %
KE Kasese 61 %
NK Nakapiripirit 61 %
BH Buhweju 60 %
MB Mbarara 60 %
BU Buikwe 59 %
NY Namayingo 59 %
KY Kyankwanzi 59 %
NAB Nabilatuk 58 %
KKB Kikuube 57 %
HM Hoima 56 %
NM Namutumba 55 %
MG Mayuge 55 %
AT Amudat 52 %
IB Ibanda 51 %
KR Kaliro 50 %
PK Pakwach 50 %
LY Lyantonde 49 %
YM Yumbe 48 %
IS Isingiro 44 %
KS Kisoro 43 %
KH Kiruhura 42 %
SS Ssembabule 39 %
KSD Kasanda 38 %
WK Wakiso 38 %
BV Buvuma 38 %
BY Buyende 38 %
RK Rakai 37 %
MU Mubende 34 %
KK Kakumiro 34 %
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 85 %

KLA Kampala Unknown
OX Namisindwa 98 %
PL Pallisa 97 %
IS Isingiro 97 %
KLG KAPELEBYONG 96 %
LK Luuka 96 %
MB Mbarara 95 %
RB Rubirizi 95 %
BGR Bugweri 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 93 %
MU Mubende 93 %
BA Budaka 93 %
IG Iganga 93 %
NU Kanungu 93 %
AI Amuria 93 %
KK Katakwi 93 %
YM Yumbe 93 %
KW Kween 92 %
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 %
BD Bududa 90 %
KG Kalangala 90 %
AD Adjumani 90 %
BV Buvuma 89 %
SK Sironko 89 %
BW Bukwo 89 %
KP Koboko 89 %
BY Bunyangabu 88 %
KF Kamuli 88 %
MD Masindi 88 %
KKB Kikuube 88 %
SH Sheema 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 %
RG Rukungiri 86 %
LI Lira 86 %
MK Mukono 86 %
KQ Kiryandongo 86 %
NM Namutumba 86 %
AR Arua 86 %
BB Bulambuli 86 %
LR Luwero 86 %
KM Kamwenge 86 %
ST Soroti 85 %
BS Bushenyi 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 %
RG Rukiga 82 %
KX Kalungu 82 %
NO Ntungamo 82 %
NG Nakasongola 82 %
MY Moyo 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 %
AM Amuru 78 %
NW Nwoya 78 %
NB Nebbi 78 %
KN Kaabong 77 %
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 %
NS Nakaseke 75 %
AB Abim 74 %
IB Ibanda 74 %
NT Ntoroko 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