Uganda

by November 24, 2020

The access rates in Uganda vary from 32 % in Kyegegwa District to 95 % in Lamwo District. Uganda has 133,954 domestic water points which serve a total of 27,593,137 people - 22,565,611 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

67%

Rural Functionality

85%

Equity

118

Management

90%

Gender

86%

Equity (Rural) for safe water access

50 150
  100 250
KRG Karenga Unknown
KLA Kampala Unknown
MDO Madi Okollo 1,152
BV Buvuma 1,051
KSD Kasanda 498
KK Kakumiro 473
KG Kagadi 456
KY Kyankwanzi 452
IB Ibanda 360
NY Namayingo 334
KR Kaliro 314
MK Mukono 310
MU Mubende 285
WK Wakiso 244
KKB Kikuube 227
JN Jinja 188
KZ Kyegegwa 183
NAB Nabilatuk 179
MG Mayuge 178
KJ Kyenjojo 171
AB Abim 160
KO Kotido 155
HM Hoima 152
KS Kisoro 152
Kzo Kazo 146
KE Kasese 146
NM Namutumba 141
ML Mbale 138
BY Buyende 135
BL Buliisa 131
KA Kibaale 117
MN Manafwa 107
MR Moroto 107
MT Mityana 103
BG Bugiri 103
NK Nakapiripirit 100
NW Nwoya 100
NS Nakaseke 100
KB Kabarole 99
BGR Bugweri 97
KQ Kiryandongo 96
PL Pallisa 96
KN Kaabong 95
KT Kyotera 95
BK Kibuku 93
NG Nakasongola 90
TR Tororo 89
BN Bundibugyo 89
OX Namisindwa 84
NO Ntungamo 83
BB Bulambuli 83
LR Luwero 83
YM Yumbe 82
BD Bududa 81
NP Napak 80
OY Oyam 80
SH Sheema 78
KF Kamuli 78
NB Nebbi 77
LK Luuka 76
NT Ntoroko 75
KC Kapchorwa 73
KIT Kitagwenda 73
IS Isingiro 73
KW Kween 72
AR Arua 72
YU Kayunga 71
RK Rakai 70
BU Buikwe 68
BT Butebo 68
SS Ssembabule 68
BW Bukwo 68
MP Mpigi 67
KV Kole 66
NU Kanungu 65
KI Kiboga 65
KG Kalangala 64
KM Kamwenge 62
BH Buhweju 61
MS Masaka 61
BE Bukedea 59
KP Koboko 58
ZM Zombo 57
KL Kabale 54
BA Budaka 52
LW Lwengo 52
Obg Obongi 52
GM Gomba 51
KWN Kwania 50
BI Busia 49
SK Sironko 48
BS Bushenyi 48
AI Amuria 48
AM Amuru 48
IG Iganga 47
RB Rubirizi 46
KLK Kalaki 46
BY Bunyangabu 45
KU Kumi 45
AD Adjumani 44
LY Lyantonde 43
AT Amudat 42
BJ Butaleja 41
DK Dokolo 40
NR Ngora 38
SR Serere 37
KH Kiruhura 36
KD Kaberamaido 35
OT Otuke 35
MM Mitooma 35
ST Soroti 35
GL Gulu 35
RD Rubanda 33
MH Maracha 33
KLG Kapelebyong 33
KK Katakwi 33
AO Amolatar 32
PD Pader 30
AP Apac 29
RG Rukiga 28
RWP Rwampara 28
AL Alebtong 27
MD Masindi 27
LM Lamwo 26
PK Pakwach 26
BT Butambala 26
RG Rukungiri 22
OM Omoro 20
KX Kalungu 19
MY Moyo 18
LI Lira 17
AG Agago 16
MB Mbarara 14
KT Kitgum 12
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  
KRG Karenga Unknown
WK Wakiso 2,902,547
KLA Kampala 1,686,376
KE Kasese 796,777
AR Arua 753,238
MK Mukono 704,811
YM Yumbe 662,089
TR Tororo 601,480
IS Isingiro 594,792
ML Mbale 577,794
MG Mayuge 567,508
KF Kamuli 560,752
LR Luwero 524,926
KJ Kyenjojo 519,163
JN Jinja 515,134
NO Ntungamo 494,903
LI Lira 480,093
BU Buikwe 478,843
OY Oyam 455,969
KG Kagadi 455,251
BG Bugiri 451,224
KK Kakumiro 434,617
MU Mubende 431,574
BY Buyende 413,804
KZ Kyegegwa 411,133
YU Kayunga 409,073
IG Iganga 401,124
RK Rakai 398,587
MB Mbarara 391,775
HM Hoima 389,666
BI Busia 385,290
ST Soroti 364,065
MT Mityana 363,822
SR Serere 358,946
KR Kaliro 349,234
KSD Kasanda 344,580
KKB Kikuube 344,031
MD Masindi 341,847
MS Masaka 336,231
GL Gulu 329,460
KB Kabarole 328,584
IB Ibanda 326,748
KM Kamwenge 322,490
RG Rukungiri 317,106
KQ Kiryandongo 314,776
KS Kisoro 312,112
NM Namutumba 307,139
NB Nebbi 305,461
BJ Butaleja 301,264
SS Ssembabule 296,667
PL Pallisa 293,163
LW Lwengo 291,134
KU Kumi 290,400
MP Mpigi 287,414
KV Kole 285,512
ZM Zombo 283,643
NU Kanungu 277,911
SK Sironko 275,962
LK Luuka 268,638
AL Alebtong 265,951
BN Bundibugyo 264,344
BD Bududa 258,566
KY Kyankwanzi 256,999
BE Bukedea 254,721
BA Budaka 253,797
AG Agago 251,619
NY Namayingo 250,745
BS Bushenyi 248,975
KL Kabale 248,161
OX Namisindwa 240,704
AD Adjumani 238,181
NS Nakaseke 234,812
NW Nwoya 229,213
BB Bulambuli 227,334
BK Kibuku 225,533
AI Amuria 222,650
SH Sheema 222,123
KWN Kwania 220,903
AP Apac 220,810
AM Amuru 218,189
Kzo Kazo 218,170
KP Koboko 218,059
NG Nakasongola 215,604
DK Dokolo 215,497
RD Rubanda 209,942
MH Maracha 208,820
PD Pader 199,236
OM Omoro 195,441
KA Kibaale 195,377
MM Mitooma 195,129
BGR Bugweri 194,866
KK Katakwi 194,754
KX Kalungu 194,618
KT Kitgum 186,134
KH Kiruhura 185,646
AO Amolatar 180,042
KIT Kitagwenda 178,986
BY Bunyangabu 177,932
BT Butebo 177,520
GM Gomba 174,106
MN Manafwa 170,714
KN Kaabong 170,700
NR Ngora 166,304
KT Kyotera 166,283
KI Kiboga 163,643
NP Napak 159,484
BM Bukomansimbi 156,571
MDO Madi Okollo 154,773
KO Kotido 153,926
AB Abim 153,176
BL Buliisa 149,268
BH Buhweju 145,341
RWP Rwampara 144,971
RB Rubirizi 144,537
LM Lamwo 143,993
PK Pakwach 139,756
KLK Kalaki 138,533
AT Amudat 136,621
KC Kapchorwa 134,497
OT Otuke 133,909
KD Kaberamaido 132,657
BV Buvuma 128,259
MR Moroto 119,070
BW Bukwo 118,985
NK Nakapiripirit 116,694
LY Lyantonde 110,982
KW Kween 108,519
BT Butambala 107,894
RG Rukiga 106,742
KLG Kapelebyong 106,441
MY Moyo 92,528
NAB Nabilatuk 90,178
NT Ntoroko 71,950
KG Kalangala 66,944
Obg Obongi 41,234

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 67 %
Rural Access 68 %
Urban Access 61 %

KRG Karenga Unknown
AG Agago 95 %
LM Lamwo 95 %
Obg Obongi 95 %
RG Rukiga 95 %
KT Kitgum 95 %
BT Butambala 95 %
PD Pader 95 %
MY Moyo 95 %
AL Alebtong 94 %
AD Adjumani 94 %
KX Kalungu 94 %
OT Otuke 93 %
LI Lira 92 %
MM Mitooma 92 %
OM Omoro 91 %
KK Katakwi 91 %
DK Dokolo 90 %
NU Kanungu 90 %
MH Maracha 88 %
RWP Rwampara 88 %
KL Kabale 88 %
AO Amolatar 88 %
KLG Kapelebyong 88 %
KIT Kitagwenda 87 %
GM Gomba 87 %
AM Amuru 87 %
NT Ntoroko 87 %
KN Kaabong 87 %
NR Ngora 86 %
BM Bukomansimbi 86 %
RG Rukungiri 86 %
BS Bushenyi 85 %
ZM Zombo 84 %
KW Kween 83 %
KLA Kampala 83 %
NS Nakaseke 83 %
KP Koboko 82 %
SH Sheema 82 %
BA Budaka 81 %
NG Nakasongola 81 %
NP Napak 81 %
KO Kotido 80 %
MR Moroto 79 %
SR Serere 79 %
KB Kabarole 79 %
SK Sironko 79 %
KC Kapchorwa 78 %
LK Luuka 78 %
MP Mpigi 78 %
KD Kaberamaido 78 %
AB Abim 78 %
BW Bukwo 78 %
KLK Kalaki 78 %
KF Kamuli 78 %
NO Ntungamo 77 %
ST Soroti 77 %
MT Mityana 77 %
KWN Kwania 76 %
AR Arua 76 %
GL Gulu 76 %
KI Kiboga 75 %
BI Busia 75 %
KV Kole 75 %
RD Rubanda 75 %
MN Manafwa 75 %
KM Kamwenge 75 %
BY Bunyangabu 74 %
KU Kumi 74 %
AI Amuria 74 %
NB Nebbi 73 %
AP Apac 73 %
BB Bulambuli 72 %
MDO Madi Okollo 72 %
LW Lwengo 71 %
YU Kayunga 71 %
MD Masindi 71 %
IG Iganga 71 %
KQ Kiryandongo 70 %
OY Oyam 70 %
BG Bugiri 70 %
MK Mukono 70 %
BL Buliisa 70 %
BD Bududa 70 %
MS Masaka 69 %
LR Luwero 69 %
ML Mbale 69 %
KJ Kyenjojo 68 %
BK Kibuku 68 %
OX Namisindwa 68 %
BE Bukedea 68 %
BT Butebo 68 %
KA Kibaale 67 %
BGR Bugweri 67 %
JN Jinja 67 %
KG Kalangala 65 %
RB Rubirizi 64 %
PL Pallisa 63 %
BN Bundibugyo 63 %
NW Nwoya 62 %
BJ Butaleja 62 %
BH Buhweju 62 %
KG Kagadi 62 %
KT Kyotera 62 %
TR Tororo 61 %
NY Namayingo 61 %
KE Kasese 61 %
BU Buikwe 60 %
NM Namutumba 59 %
KY Kyankwanzi 59 %
NK Nakapiripirit 59 %
KKB Kikuube 56 %
HM Hoima 55 %
NAB Nabilatuk 55 %
MG Mayuge 54 %
IB Ibanda 50 %
AT Amudat 50 %
KR Kaliro 50 %
KH Kiruhura 49 %
MB Mbarara 49 %
YM Yumbe 48 %
LY Lyantonde 48 %
PK Pakwach 48 %
IS Isingiro 44 %
KS Kisoro 43 %
SS Ssembabule 38 %
BY Buyende 38 %
KSD Kasanda 37 %
WK Wakiso 37 %
BV Buvuma 37 %
RK Rakai 36 %
Kzo Kazo 35 %
MU Mubende 34 %
KK Kakumiro 33 %
KZ Kyegegwa 32 %

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
KRG Karenga Unknown
BU Buikwe 99 %
IG Iganga 98 %
OX Namisindwa 98 %
KIT Kitagwenda 98 %
PL Pallisa 97 %
RWP Rwampara 97 %
IS Isingiro 97 %
BB Bulambuli 97 %
KLG Kapelebyong 97 %
YM Yumbe 96 %
LK Luuka 96 %
BGR Bugweri 96 %
RB Rubirizi 95 %
KR Kaliro 95 %
RD Rubanda 95 %
BH Buhweju 95 %
BA Budaka 95 %
MN Manafwa 94 %
SR Serere 94 %
BG Bugiri 94 %
BI Busia 94 %
MB Mbarara 94 %
LY Lyantonde 94 %
MG Mayuge 94 %
MU Mubende 93 %
NG Nakasongola 93 %
NU Kanungu 93 %
KKB Kikuube 93 %
AI Amuria 93 %
KW Kween 93 %
KK Katakwi 93 %
KS Kisoro 93 %
NR Ngora 93 %
BT Butebo 93 %
KLK Kalaki 93 %
KC Kapchorwa 92 %
BY Buyende 92 %
BK Kibuku 91 %
BJ Butaleja 91 %
BD Bududa 91 %
KG Kalangala 90 %
KL Kabale 90 %
SK Sironko 90 %
Kzo Kazo 89 %
KF Kamuli 89 %
KP Koboko 89 %
BY Bunyangabu 89 %
MY Moyo 88 %
NM Namutumba 88 %
AD Adjumani 87 %
TR Tororo 87 %
JN Jinja 87 %
ML Mbale 87 %
BM Bukomansimbi 87 %
BV Buvuma 87 %
YU Kayunga 87 %
KU Kumi 87 %
LI Lira 87 %
MK Mukono 87 %
SH Sheema 87 %
KM Kamwenge 86 %
RG Rukungiri 86 %
KQ Kiryandongo 86 %
MD Masindi 86 %
KY Kyankwanzi 86 %
LR Luwero 86 %
KH Kiruhura 86 %
DK Dokolo 86 %
ST Soroti 85 %
KA Kibaale 85 %
SS Ssembabule 85 %
BE Bukedea 85 %
NP Napak 84 %
AR Arua 84 %
HM Hoima 84 %
WK Wakiso 84 %
KSD Kasanda 84 %
KD Kaberamaido 84 %
MM Mitooma 83 %
NO Ntungamo 83 %
NY Namayingo 83 %
KN Kaabong 83 %
RK Rakai 82 %
MR Moroto 82 %
OY Oyam 82 %
KX Kalungu 82 %
KB Kabarole 82 %
MDO Madi Okollo 81 %
NK Nakapiripirit 81 %
KV Kole 81 %
KK Kakumiro 81 %
MS Masaka 81 %
LW Lwengo 79 %
KE Kasese 79 %
BT Butambala 79 %
LM Lamwo 79 %
NW Nwoya 78 %
PD Pader 78 %
GL Gulu 78 %
NB Nebbi 78 %
AO Amolatar 77 %
BS Bushenyi 77 %
AG Agago 77 %
AT Amudat 76 %
KJ Kyenjojo 76 %
ZM Zombo 75 %
AP Apac 75 %
AB Abim 75 %
KI Kiboga 75 %
NS Nakaseke 75 %
AM Amuru 75 %
NT Ntoroko 74 %
IB Ibanda 74 %
KZ Kyegegwa 74 %
KO Kotido 74 %
BW Bukwo 73 %
KWN Kwania 73 %
PK Pakwach 73 %
Obg Obongi 72 %
BL Buliisa 72 %
MP Mpigi 72 %
AL Alebtong 70 %
KG Kagadi 70 %
OT Otuke 69 %
MT Mityana 68 %
KT Kyotera 67 %
RG Rukiga 67 %
MH Maracha 66 %
NAB Nabilatuk 65 %
BN Bundibugyo 62 %
GM Gomba 62 %
KT Kitgum 60 %
OM Omoro 43 %

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