Uganda

by October 18, 2019

The access rates in Uganda vary from 33 % in Buvuma District to 95 % in Pader District. Uganda has 132,322 domestic water points which serve a total of 27,089,078 people - 22,114,078 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 981
NY Namayingo 697
KK Kakumiro 507
KSD Kasanda 486
KY Kyankwanzi 449
AR Arua 439
KG Kagadi 431
IB Ibanda 352
KR Kaliro 312
MU Mubende 285
MK Mukono 277
WK Wakiso 230
KKB Kikuube 220
JN Jinja 185
MG Mayuge 178
KZ Kyegegwa 172
NAB Nabilatuk 166
KJ Kyenjojo 164
NM Namutumba 163
KS Kisoro 154
HM Hoima 151
AB Abim 150
KO Kotido 150
KE Kasese 146
ML Mbale 133
BY Buyende 133
KA Kibaale 131
BG Bugiri 124
BL Buliisa 120
MR Moroto 114
MN Manafwa 111
MT Mityana 102
KN Kaabong 102
BB Bulambuli 100
NK Nakapiripirit 99
NS Nakaseke 98
KB Kabarole 97
NW Nwoya 95
BGR Bugweri 94
KH Kiruhura 94
KQ Kiryandongo 93
NG Nakasongola 92
PL Pallisa 92
BK Kibuku 90
TR Tororo 90
KT Kyotera 90
BN Bundibugyo 89
KF Kamuli 86
YM Yumbe 86
OX Namisindwa 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
SH Sheema 76
NP Napak 76
KC Kapchorwa 72
NT Ntoroko 72
KW Kween 71
BW Bukwo 70
YU Kayunga 70
KI Kiboga 70
RK Rakai 69
SS Ssembabule 68
KV Kole 67
MP Mpigi 66
BT Butebo 65
NU Kanungu 64
KG Kalangala 62
BE Bukedea 60
KM Kamwenge 59
MS Masaka 59
ZM Zombo 56
KP Koboko 56
BA Budaka 55
KWN Kwania 55
KL Kabale 54
GM Gomba 53
BY Bunyangabu 53
SK Sironko 53
IG Iganga 53
LW Lwengo 52
DK Dokolo 52
BS Bushenyi 49
AM Amuru 49
RB Rubirizi 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
KLG KAPELEBYONG 34
ST Soroti 34
MY Moyo 33
RD Rubanda 33
KK Katakwi 32
PD Pader 30
AO Amolatar 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 2,738,839
KLA Kampala 1,653,261
AR Arua 883,630
KE Kasese 778,045
MK Mukono 685,442
YM Yumbe 630,219
TR Tororo 585,854
IS Isingiro 574,485
ML Mbale 560,049
MG Mayuge 550,271
KF Kamuli 547,121
MB Mbarara 525,039
LR Luwero 512,584
JN Jinja 507,115
KJ Kyenjojo 500,628
NO Ntungamo 484,780
KM Kamwenge 483,448
BU Buikwe 468,098
LI Lira 466,993
OY Oyam 442,781
BG Bugiri 437,826
KG Kagadi 433,099
MU Mubende 415,533
KK Kakumiro 413,469
YU Kayunga 401,490
BY Buyende 397,625
RK Rakai 390,615
KH Kiruhura 390,197
IG Iganga 389,937
KZ Kyegegwa 385,047
HM Hoima 374,525
BI Busia 374,114
MT Mityana 357,312
ST Soroti 351,967
SR Serere 345,926
KR Kaliro 337,881
MD Masindi 332,638
KSD Kasanda 331,773
KKB Kikuube 330,663
MS Masaka 329,110
KB Kabarole 321,093
IB Ibanda 320,883
GL Gulu 319,286
RG Rukungiri 313,100
KQ Kiryandongo 305,942
KS Kisoro 305,445
NM Namutumba 297,292
NB Nebbi 296,600
BJ Butaleja 290,928
SS Ssembabule 288,701
LW Lwengo 288,016
PL Pallisa 283,789
MP Mpigi 280,683
KU Kumi 280,438
KV Kole 277,083
ZM Zombo 275,781
NU Kanungu 273,202
SK Sironko 269,696
LK Luuka 262,924
KD Kaberamaido 261,199
AL Alebtong 259,111
BN Bundibugyo 257,155
BD Bududa 248,006
AG Agago 247,256
BE Bukedea 246,193
BS Bushenyi 246,164
KY Kyankwanzi 245,979
BA Budaka 245,469
KL Kabale 245,002
NY Namayingo 242,434
AD Adjumani 235,400
OX Namisindwa 233,271
NS Nakaseke 228,081
SH Sheema 219,168
BK Kibuku 217,610
BB Bulambuli 217,200
AI Amuria 215,586
KWN Kwania 214,175
AP Apac 214,126
AM Amuru 212,330
NW Nwoya 211,974
KP Koboko 210,096
DK Dokolo 209,636
NG Nakasongola 209,516
RD Rubanda 207,270
MH Maracha 204,681
PD Pader 195,124
MM Mitooma 192,813
KX Kalungu 192,402
KK Katakwi 189,643
BGR Bugweri 189,431
OM Omoro 189,405
KA Kibaale 185,870
KT Kitgum 183,080
BY Bunyangabu 177,801
AO Amolatar 174,134
KN Kaabong 173,487
BT Butebo 171,843
GM Gomba 171,477
MN Manafwa 166,691
KT Kyotera 162,957
NR Ngora 161,882
KI Kiboga 159,593
NP Napak 156,222
BM Bukomansimbi 155,523
KO Kotido 149,369
AB Abim 144,983
BL Buliisa 142,776
LM Lamwo 142,201
RB Rubirizi 141,738
BH Buhweju 140,779
MY Moyo 138,195
PK Pakwach 135,702
KC Kapchorwa 130,882
AT Amudat 130,848
OT Otuke 128,524
BV Buvuma 121,353
MR Moroto 116,196
BW Bukwo 113,672
NK Nakapiripirit 111,314
LY Lyantonde 107,849
BT Butambala 106,583
KW Kween 105,502
RG Rukiga 105,383
KLG KAPELEBYONG 103,064
NAB Nabilatuk 86,021
NT Ntoroko 71,901
KG Kalangala 64,720

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 %

PD Pader 95 %
LM Lamwo 95 %
AG Agago 95 %
RG Rukiga 95 %
BT Butambala 95 %
KT Kitgum 95 %
MY Moyo 95 %
AL Alebtong 94 %
AD Adjumani 94 %
OT Otuke 93 %
LI Lira 92 %
KX Kalungu 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 88 %
GM Gomba 87 %
AM Amuru 87 %
NT Ntoroko 87 %
BM Bukomansimbi 86 %
RG Rukungiri 86 %
DK Dokolo 86 %
KN Kaabong 85 %
BS Bushenyi 84 %
KLA Kampala 84 %
ZM Zombo 84 %
KW Kween 84 %
KP Koboko 84 %
NS Nakaseke 83 %
AB Abim 83 %
SH Sheema 83 %
SR Serere 82 %
BA Budaka 82 %
NP Napak 82 %
KO Kotido 81 %
NG Nakasongola 80 %
KB Kabarole 80 %
KM Kamwenge 80 %
KD Kaberamaido 80 %
MP Mpigi 79 %
MR Moroto 79 %
SK Sironko 79 %
KC Kapchorwa 79 %
ST Soroti 79 %
BW Bukwo 78 %
MT Mityana 78 %
NO Ntungamo 78 %
KF Kamuli 78 %
LK Luuka 77 %
KU Kumi 77 %
BI Busia 77 %
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 %
MK Mukono 72 %
BD Bududa 71 %
BL Buliisa 71 %
MD Masindi 71 %
BB Bulambuli 71 %
IG Iganga 71 %
OY Oyam 71 %
MS Masaka 71 %
ML Mbale 70 %
LR Luwero 70 %
KJ Kyenjojo 70 %
BK Kibuku 70 %
OX Namisindwa 69 %
BGR Bugweri 69 %
KA Kibaale 68 %
BT Butebo 68 %
BE Bukedea 68 %
BG Bugiri 67 %
KG Kalangala 67 %
JN Jinja 66 %
NW Nwoya 66 %
PL Pallisa 65 %
RB Rubirizi 64 %
BN Bundibugyo 64 %
KG Kagadi 63 %
BJ Butaleja 63 %
KT Kyotera 62 %
TR Tororo 62 %
NK Nakapiripirit 61 %
KE Kasese 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 56 %
MG Mayuge 55 %
AT Amudat 52 %
IB Ibanda 51 %
KR Kaliro 51 %
PK Pakwach 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 %
MU Mubende 34 %
KK Kakumiro 34 %
KZ Kyegegwa 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 %
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 90 %
KG Kalangala 90 %
BD Bududa 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 %
LR Luwero 86 %
BB Bulambuli 86 %
KM Kamwenge 85 %
ST Soroti 85 %
KY Kyankwanzi 85 %
BS Bushenyi 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 81 %
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 %
AO Amolatar 78 %
NW Nwoya 78 %
NB Nebbi 78 %
OT Otuke 77 %
KN Kaabong 77 %
PD Pader 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 %
KO Kotido 74 %
NT Ntoroko 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