Uganda

by September 18, 2020

The access rates in Uganda vary from 32 % in Kyegegwa District to 95 % in Kitgum District. Uganda has 133,507 domestic water points which serve a total of 27,519,616 people - 22,498,636 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

119

Management

90%

Gender

86%

Equity (Rural) for safe water access

50 150
  100 250
KRG Karenga Unknown
KLA Kampala Unknown
MDO Madi Okollo 1,150
BV Buvuma 1,044
KK Kakumiro 511
KSD Kasanda 497
KG Kagadi 455
KY Kyankwanzi 451
IB Ibanda 360
NY Namayingo 333
KR Kaliro 314
MK Mukono 310
MU Mubende 284
WK Wakiso 244
KKB Kikuube 229
JN Jinja 188
KZ Kyegegwa 182
NAB Nabilatuk 179
MG Mayuge 177
KJ Kyenjojo 171
AB Abim 159
KO Kotido 155
KS Kisoro 154
HM Hoima 151
KE Kasese 147
Kzo Kazo 146
NM Namutumba 141
KA Kibaale 137
ML Mbale 137
BY Buyende 135
BL Buliisa 131
BG Bugiri 112
MR Moroto 107
MN Manafwa 107
MT Mityana 103
KN Kaabong 100
NK Nakapiripirit 100
NW Nwoya 100
NS Nakaseke 100
KB Kabarole 99
BGR Bugweri 97
PL Pallisa 96
KQ Kiryandongo 96
NG Nakasongola 95
KT Kyotera 95
BK Kibuku 93
BN Bundibugyo 90
TR Tororo 89
OY Oyam 86
BB Bulambuli 86
IS Isingiro 84
OX Namisindwa 84
NO Ntungamo 83
LR Luwero 83
YM Yumbe 82
BD Bududa 81
NP Napak 80
BU Buikwe 78
SH Sheema 78
KF Kamuli 78
NB Nebbi 76
LK Luuka 76
NT Ntoroko 75
KC Kapchorwa 73
KW Kween 72
AR Arua 72
YU Kayunga 71
RK Rakai 70
KIT KITAGWENDA 70
BW Bukwo 68
SS Ssembabule 68
BT Butebo 68
MP Mpigi 67
KV Kole 66
NU Kanungu 65
KI Kiboga 65
KG Kalangala 64
KM Kamwenge 62
MS Masaka 61
BH Buhweju 61
BE Bukedea 58
KP Koboko 58
ZM Zombo 57
Obg Obongi 57
BA Budaka 57
KL Kabale 54
LW Lwengo 53
KWN Kwania 52
IG Iganga 51
GM Gomba 51
BI Busia 49
AI Amuria 48
DK Dokolo 48
SK Sironko 48
AM Amuru 48
BS Bushenyi 46
KLK Kalaki 46
RB Rubirizi 46
BY Bunyangabu 45
KU Kumi 45
AD Adjumani 44
LY Lyantonde 43
AT Amudat 42
BJ Butaleja 41
NR Ngora 38
KH Kiruhura 37
SR Serere 37
MM Mitooma 36
KD Kaberamaido 35
OT Otuke 35
GL Gulu 35
ST Soroti 35
KLG KAPELEBYONG 33
RD Rubanda 33
KK Katakwi 33
AO Amolatar 32
PK Pakwach 30
PD Pader 30
AP Apac 29
RWP Rwampara 28
MD Masindi 28
RG Rukiga 28
AL Alebtong 27
LM Lamwo 26
MH Maracha 26
BT Butambala 26
RG Rukungiri 22
KX Kalungu 20
OM Omoro 20
MY Moyo 18
LI Lira 18
AG Agago 16
MB Mbarara 14
KT Kitgum 12
BM Bukomansimbi 9

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 2,896,484
KLA Kampala 1,685,150
KE Kasese 796,084
AR Arua 752,488
MK Mukono 704,094
YM Yumbe 660,909
TR Tororo 600,901
IS Isingiro 594,040
ML Mbale 577,137
MG Mayuge 566,869
KF Kamuli 560,247
LR Luwero 524,468
KJ Kyenjojo 518,477
JN Jinja 514,837
NO Ntungamo 494,528
LI Lira 479,607
BU Buikwe 478,445
OY Oyam 455,480
KG Kagadi 454,431
BG Bugiri 450,728
KK Kakumiro 433,834
MU Mubende 430,980
BY Buyende 413,204
KZ Kyegegwa 410,167
YU Kayunga 408,792
IG Iganga 400,710
RK Rakai 398,292
MB Mbarara 391,459
HM Hoima 389,105
BI Busia 384,876
ST Soroti 363,617
MT Mityana 363,581
SR Serere 358,464
KR Kaliro 348,813
KSD Kasanda 344,106
KKB Kikuube 343,536
MD Masindi 341,506
MS Masaka 335,967
GL Gulu 329,083
KB Kabarole 328,307
IB Ibanda 326,530
KM Kamwenge 322,061
RG Rukungiri 316,958
KQ Kiryandongo 314,449
KS Kisoro 311,865
NM Namutumba 306,774
NB Nebbi 305,133
BJ Butaleja 300,881
SS Ssembabule 296,372
PL Pallisa 292,816
LW Lwengo 291,019
KU Kumi 290,031
MP Mpigi 287,165
KV Kole 285,200
ZM Zombo 283,352
NU Kanungu 277,736
SK Sironko 275,730
LK Luuka 268,426
AL Alebtong 265,697
BN Bundibugyo 264,078
BD Bududa 258,175
KY Kyankwanzi 256,591
BE Bukedea 254,405
BA Budaka 253,488
AG Agago 251,457
NY Namayingo 250,437
BS Bushenyi 248,871
KL Kabale 248,044
OX Namisindwa 240,429
AD Adjumani 238,078
NS Nakaseke 234,563
NW Nwoya 228,574
BB Bulambuli 226,958
BK Kibuku 225,240
AI Amuria 222,388
SH Sheema 222,014
KWN Kwania 220,654
AP Apac 220,563
AM Amuru 217,972
Kzo Kazo 217,898
KP Koboko 217,764
NG Nakasongola 215,378
DK Dokolo 215,280
RD Rubanda 209,843
MH Maracha 208,666
PD Pader 199,083
OM Omoro 195,217
MM Mitooma 195,043
KA Kibaale 195,025
BGR Bugweri 194,665
KK Katakwi 194,565
KX Kalungu 194,536
KT Kitgum 186,021
KH Kiruhura 185,414
AO Amolatar 179,823
KIT KITAGWENDA 178,748
BY Bunyangabu 177,779
BT Butebo 177,310
GM Gomba 174,009
KN Kaabong 170,804
MN Manafwa 170,565
KT Kyotera 166,159
NR Ngora 166,141
KI Kiboga 163,493
NP Napak 159,363
BM Bukomansimbi 156,532
MDO Madi Okollo 154,619
KO Kotido 153,758
AB Abim 152,872
BL Buliisa 149,028
BH Buhweju 145,172
RWP Rwampara 144,854
RB Rubirizi 144,433
LM Lamwo 143,927
PK Pakwach 139,606
KLK Kalaki 138,344
AT Amudat 136,407
KC Kapchorwa 134,364
OT Otuke 133,709
KD Kaberamaido 132,476
BV Buvuma 128,003
MR Moroto 118,963
BW Bukwo 118,789
NK Nakapiripirit 116,495
LY Lyantonde 110,866
KW Kween 108,407
BT Butambala 107,845
RG Rukiga 106,691
KLG KAPELEBYONG 106,316
MY Moyo 92,641
NAB Nabilatuk 90,024
NT Ntoroko 71,893
KG Kalangala 66,862
Obg Obongi 41,285

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
KT Kitgum 95 %
MY Moyo 95 %
BT Butambala 95 %
PD Pader 95 %
LM Lamwo 95 %
RG Rukiga 95 %
AG Agago 95 %
AL Alebtong 94 %
AD Adjumani 94 %
OT Otuke 93 %
Obg Obongi 93 %
KX Kalungu 93 %
LI Lira 92 %
MM Mitooma 92 %
OM Omoro 91 %
KK Katakwi 91 %
MH Maracha 91 %
NU Kanungu 90 %
RWP Rwampara 88 %
AO Amolatar 88 %
KL Kabale 88 %
KLG KAPELEBYONG 88 %
GM Gomba 87 %
KIT KITAGWENDA 87 %
AM Amuru 87 %
NT Ntoroko 87 %
NR Ngora 86 %
BM Bukomansimbi 86 %
RG Rukungiri 86 %
DK Dokolo 86 %
KN Kaabong 86 %
BS Bushenyi 85 %
ZM Zombo 84 %
KW Kween 83 %
KLA Kampala 83 %
NS Nakaseke 83 %
KP Koboko 82 %
SH Sheema 82 %
NP Napak 81 %
BA Budaka 80 %
NG Nakasongola 80 %
KO Kotido 80 %
MR Moroto 79 %
SR Serere 79 %
KB Kabarole 79 %
SK Sironko 79 %
KC Kapchorwa 78 %
LK Luuka 78 %
KD Kaberamaido 78 %
MP Mpigi 78 %
AB Abim 78 %
BW Bukwo 78 %
KLK Kalaki 78 %
KF Kamuli 78 %
ST Soroti 77 %
NO Ntungamo 77 %
MT Mityana 77 %
AR Arua 76 %
GL Gulu 76 %
BI Busia 76 %
KI Kiboga 76 %
KV Kole 76 %
RD Rubanda 75 %
KWN Kwania 75 %
MN Manafwa 75 %
BY Bunyangabu 75 %
KM Kamwenge 74 %
KU Kumi 74 %
AI Amuria 74 %
NB Nebbi 73 %
AP Apac 73 %
MDO Madi Okollo 72 %
LW Lwengo 72 %
YU Kayunga 71 %
BB Bulambuli 71 %
MD Masindi 71 %
KQ Kiryandongo 70 %
IG Iganga 70 %
MK Mukono 70 %
BL Buliisa 70 %
BD Bududa 70 %
MS Masaka 69 %
LR Luwero 69 %
ML Mbale 69 %
KJ Kyenjojo 69 %
BK Kibuku 68 %
OY Oyam 68 %
OX Namisindwa 68 %
BG Bugiri 68 %
BE Bukedea 68 %
BT Butebo 68 %
BGR Bugweri 67 %
JN Jinja 66 %
KA Kibaale 65 %
KG Kalangala 65 %
RB Rubirizi 64 %
PL Pallisa 63 %
BN Bundibugyo 63 %
NW Nwoya 62 %
BJ Butaleja 62 %
KG Kagadi 62 %
BH Buhweju 62 %
KT Kyotera 62 %
TR Tororo 61 %
NY Namayingo 61 %
KE Kasese 61 %
NM Namutumba 59 %
KY Kyankwanzi 59 %
NK Nakapiripirit 59 %
BU Buikwe 58 %
KKB Kikuube 56 %
HM Hoima 55 %
NAB Nabilatuk 55 %
MG Mayuge 54 %
IB Ibanda 50 %
AT Amudat 50 %
KR Kaliro 50 %
PK Pakwach 49 %
MB Mbarara 49 %
YM Yumbe 48 %
LY Lyantonde 48 %
KH Kiruhura 48 %
IS Isingiro 43 %
KS Kisoro 43 %
BY Buyende 38 %
SS Ssembabule 38 %
KSD Kasanda 37 %
WK Wakiso 37 %
BV Buvuma 36 %
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
OX Namisindwa 98 %
PL Pallisa 97 %
RWP Rwampara 97 %
IS Isingiro 97 %
KLG KAPELEBYONG 97 %
YM Yumbe 96 %
LK Luuka 96 %
BGR Bugweri 96 %
IG Iganga 96 %
RB Rubirizi 95 %
KR Kaliro 95 %
RD Rubanda 95 %
BH Buhweju 95 %
MN Manafwa 94 %
SR Serere 94 %
BI Busia 94 %
BG Bugiri 94 %
MB Mbarara 94 %
LY Lyantonde 94 %
MG Mayuge 94 %
BA Budaka 93 %
MU Mubende 93 %
NU Kanungu 93 %
AI Amuria 93 %
KW Kween 93 %
KK Katakwi 93 %
NR Ngora 93 %
BT Butebo 93 %
KLK Kalaki 93 %
BU Buikwe 92 %
KC Kapchorwa 92 %
MM Mitooma 92 %
BY Buyende 92 %
BK Kibuku 91 %
OY Oyam 91 %
BJ Butaleja 91 %
BD Bududa 91 %
KG Kalangala 90 %
SK Sironko 90 %
BV Buvuma 89 %
Kzo Kazo 89 %
KF Kamuli 89 %
KP Koboko 89 %
BY Bunyangabu 89 %
KKB Kikuube 88 %
MD Masindi 88 %
MY Moyo 88 %
NM Namutumba 88 %
KS Kisoro 87 %
AD Adjumani 87 %
TR Tororo 87 %
ML Mbale 87 %
KL Kabale 87 %
HM Hoima 87 %
BM Bukomansimbi 87 %
YU Kayunga 87 %
KU Kumi 87 %
LI Lira 87 %
MK Mukono 87 %
SH Sheema 87 %
BB Bulambuli 87 %
KM Kamwenge 86 %
RG Rukungiri 86 %
KQ Kiryandongo 86 %
KY Kyankwanzi 86 %
LR Luwero 86 %
ST Soroti 85 %
JN Jinja 85 %
SS Ssembabule 85 %
KH Kiruhura 85 %
MH Maracha 85 %
KA Kibaale 85 %
BE Bukedea 85 %
KK Kakumiro 84 %
NP Napak 84 %
KIT KITAGWENDA 84 %
AR Arua 84 %
WK Wakiso 84 %
KSD Kasanda 84 %
KD Kaberamaido 84 %
NO Ntungamo 83 %
NY Namayingo 83 %
NG Nakasongola 83 %
RG Rukiga 82 %
RK Rakai 82 %
MR Moroto 82 %
DK Dokolo 82 %
KB Kabarole 82 %
MDO Madi Okollo 81 %
NK Nakapiripirit 81 %
KV Kole 81 %
MS Masaka 81 %
LW Lwengo 79 %
KE Kasese 79 %
BT Butambala 79 %
KN Kaabong 79 %
LM Lamwo 79 %
NW Nwoya 78 %
PD Pader 78 %
GL Gulu 78 %
NB Nebbi 78 %
AO Amolatar 77 %
AG Agago 77 %
BS Bushenyi 77 %
AT Amudat 76 %
ZM Zombo 75 %
KJ Kyenjojo 75 %
AP Apac 75 %
AB Abim 75 %
KI Kiboga 75 %
NS Nakaseke 75 %
AM Amuru 75 %
NT Ntoroko 74 %
IB Ibanda 74 %
PK Pakwach 74 %
KX Kalungu 74 %
KZ Kyegegwa 74 %
KO Kotido 74 %
BW Bukwo 73 %
Obg Obongi 72 %
BL Buliisa 72 %
KWN Kwania 72 %
MP Mpigi 72 %
AL Alebtong 70 %
KG Kagadi 69 %
OT Otuke 69 %
MT Mityana 68 %
KT Kyotera 67 %
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