Uganda

by October 24, 2021

The access rates in Uganda vary from 29 % in Kyegegwa District to 95 % in Pader District. Uganda has 135,269 domestic water points which serve a total of 28,078,690 people - 22,986,424 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

66%

Rural Functionality

85%

Equity

118

Management

90%

Gender

86%

Equity (Rural) for safe water access

50 150
  100 250
KLA Kampala Unknown
MDO Madi Okollo 1,183
BV Buvuma 1,113
KSD Kasanda 500
KK Kakumiro 497
KY Kyankwanzi 472
KG Kagadi 465
IB Ibanda 370
KR Kaliro 310
MU Mubende 296
NY Namayingo 277
MK Mukono 251
KKB Kikuube 229
WK Wakiso 227
KZ Kyegegwa 205
JN Jinja 191
NAB Nabilatuk 188
PK Pakwach 187
MG Mayuge 183
KJ Kyenjojo 177
AB Abima 169
KO Kotido 159
HM Hoima 153
KE Kasese 153
KS Kisoro 151
Kzo Kazo 151
NM Namutumba 145
ML Mbale 141
BY Buyende 137
BL Buliisa 136
KA Kibaale 109
KN Kaabong 108
NW Nwoya 107
MR Moroto 106
MT Mityana 105
KQ Kiryandongo 103
KB Kabarole 102
NS Nakaseke 102
BG Bugiri 101
BGR Bugweri 100
KT Kyotera 99
MN Manafwa 98
PL Pallisa 93
BN Bundibugyo 92
TR Tororo 92
BK Kibuku 91
NG Nakasongola 90
Ter Terego 89
Ter Terego 89
OX Namisindwa 87
LR Luwero 84
NO Ntungamo 84
BD Bududa 84
YM Yumbe 83
NK Nakapiripirit 81
BB Bulambuli 80
OY Oyam 79
SH Sheema 78
NT Ntoroko 77
LK Luuka 77
KC Kapchorwa 76
NP Napak 76
NB Nebbi 76
KIT Kitagwenda 75
KW Kween 74
YU Kayunga 73
BT Butebo 73
BW Bukwo 71
RK Rakai 71
IS Isingiro 71
SS Ssembabule 70
BU Buikwe 68
KI Kiboga 67
KF Kamuli 66
MP Mpigi 66
KM Kamwenge 63
KV Kole 63
NU Kanungu 62
BE Bukedea 62
KP Koboko 61
KRG Karenga 61
KG Kalangala 60
MS Masaka 58
ZM Zombo 57
KL Kabale 55
LW Lwengo 52
Obg Obongi 51
BA Budaka 51
KWN Kwania 51
GM Gomba 51
AI Amuria 50
BI Busia 50
BH Buhweju 50
SK Sironko 49
AM Amuru 48
KU Kumi 48
AR Arua 47
RB Rubirizi 47
BS Bushenyi 46
IG Iganga 46
LY Lyantonde 45
BY Bunyangabu 45
AD Adjumani 44
AT Amudat 43
OT Otuke 42
KLK Kalaki 40
SR Serere 40
DK Dokolo 37
KH Kiruhura 37
BJ Butaleja 37
ST Soroti 36
MM Mitooma 35
KK Katakwi 35
MH Maracha 34
NR Ngora 34
GL Gulu 33
RD Rubanda 33
KLG Kapelebyong 31
AO Amolatar 31
PD Pader 30
AL Alebtong 30
RWP Rwampara 29
KD Kaberamaido 29
RG Rukiga 28
AP Apac 27
BT Butambala 27
MD Masindi 25
LM Lamwo 25
RG Rukungiri 22
OM Omoro 21
KX Kalungu 19
LI Lira 18
MY Moyo 18
AG Agago 16
MB Mbarara 14
KT Kitgum 13
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  
WK Wakiso 3,069,720
KLA Kampala 1,720,193
KE Kasese 815,906
MK Mukono 724,590
YM Yumbe 694,634
TR Tororo 617,437
IS Isingiro 615,529
ML Mbale 595,915
MG Mayuge 585,109
KF Kamuli 574,672
KJ Kyenjojo 538,092
LR Luwero 537,528
AR Arua 533,683
JN Jinja 523,323
NO Ntungamo 505,241
LI Lira 493,469
BU Buikwe 489,815
KG Kagadi 477,872
OY Oyam 469,436
BG Bugiri 464,905
KK Kakumiro 456,212
MU Mubende 447,954
KZ Kyegegwa 437,772
BY Buyende 430,324
YU Kayunga 416,817
IG Iganga 412,549
RK Rakai 406,729
HM Hoima 405,128
MB Mbarara 400,501
BI Busia 396,703
ST Soroti 376,419
SR Serere 372,243
MT Mityana 370,470
KR Kaliro 360,827
KKB Kikuube 357,682
KSD Kasanda 357,658
MD Masindi 351,251
MS Masaka 343,503
GL Gulu 339,849
KB Kabarole 336,234
KM Kamwenge 334,328
IB Ibanda 332,736
KQ Kiryandongo 323,797
RG Rukungiri 321,197
KS Kisoro 318,921
NM Namutumba 317,194
NB Nebbi 314,510
BJ Butaleja 311,818
SS Ssembabule 304,802
PL Pallisa 302,736
KU Kumi 300,574
LW Lwengo 294,318
MP Mpigi 294,288
KV Kole 294,119
ZM Zombo 291,671
NU Kanungu 282,720
SK Sironko 282,361
LK Luuka 274,473
AL Alebtong 272,935
BN Bundibugyo 271,686
BD Bududa 269,350
KY Kyankwanzi 268,251
BE Bukedea 263,429
BA Budaka 262,301
NY Namayingo 259,232
AG Agago 256,074
BS Bushenyi 251,845
KL Kabale 251,387
OX Namisindwa 248,294
NW Nwoya 246,816
NS Nakaseke 241,686
AD Adjumani 241,020
Ter Terego 240,208
Ter Terego 240,208
BB Bulambuli 237,682
BK Kibuku 233,624
AI Amuria 229,862
KWN Kwania 227,774
AP Apac 227,636
KP Koboko 226,191
Kzo Kazo 225,685
SH Sheema 225,140
AM Amuru 224,172
NG Nakasongola 221,820
DK Dokolo 221,482
MH Maracha 213,046
RD Rubanda 212,671
KA Kibaale 205,085
PD Pader 203,434
OM Omoro 201,604
BGR Bugweri 200,416
KK Katakwi 199,973
MM Mitooma 197,493
KX Kalungu 196,881
KH Kiruhura 192,040
KT Kitgum 189,253
AO Amolatar 186,075
KIT Kitagwenda 185,556
BT Butebo 183,316
BY Bunyangabu 182,168
GM Gomba 176,790
MN Manafwa 174,822
NR Ngora 170,820
KT Kyotera 169,679
KI Kiboga 167,779
NP Napak 162,816
AB Abima 161,542
MDO Madi Okollo 159,017
KO Kotido 158,580
BM Bukomansimbi 157,641
BL Buliisa 155,898
BH Buhweju 149,999
RWP Rwampara 148,200
RB Rubirizi 147,394
LM Lamwo 145,822
PK Pakwach 143,896
KLK Kalaki 143,745
AT Amudat 142,516
OT Otuke 139,407
KC Kapchorwa 138,189
KD Kaberamaido 137,649
BV Buvuma 135,312
BW Bukwo 124,411
NK Nakapiripirit 122,188
MR Moroto 122,004
LY Lyantonde 114,182
KW Kween 111,600
KN Kaabong 110,565
KLG Kapelebyong 109,889
BT Butambala 109,233
RG Rukiga 108,129
NAB Nabilatuk 94,423
MY Moyo 89,397
NT Ntoroko 73,539
KG Kalangala 69,216
KRG Karenga 59,988
Obg Obongi 39,839

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 66 %
Rural Access 68 %
Urban Access 60 %

Obg Obongi 95 %
LM Lamwo 95 %
PD Pader 95 %
MY Moyo 95 %
BT Butambala 95 %
AG Agago 95 %
RG Rukiga 95 %
KT Kitgum 95 %
AD Adjumani 94 %
AL Alebtong 94 %
KX Kalungu 94 %
MM Mitooma 92 %
OT Otuke 92 %
LI Lira 92 %
KRG Karenga 91 %
OM Omoro 91 %
KK Katakwi 90 %
DK Dokolo 90 %
NU Kanungu 89 %
RWP Rwampara 88 %
MH Maracha 88 %
KL Kabale 87 %
AO Amolatar 87 %
GM Gomba 87 %
KLG Kapelebyong 87 %
AM Amuru 87 %
KIT Kitagwenda 86 %
BM Bukomansimbi 86 %
NR Ngora 86 %
NT Ntoroko 85 %
RG Rukungiri 85 %
BS Bushenyi 85 %
KN Kaabong 83 %
ZM Zombo 83 %
SH Sheema 82 %
NS Nakaseke 82 %
NP Napak 82 %
KW Kween 82 %
BA Budaka 81 %
KLA Kampala 81 %
KP Koboko 80 %
NG Nakasongola 80 %
AR Arua 80 %
KLK Kalaki 79 %
MR Moroto 79 %
KO Kotido 79 %
KD Kaberamaido 79 %
KB Kabarole 79 %
KF Kamuli 78 %
MP Mpigi 78 %
KC Kapchorwa 78 %
SK Sironko 78 %
SR Serere 78 %
LK Luuka 78 %
NO Ntungamo 76 %
BW Bukwo 76 %
MN Manafwa 76 %
MT Mityana 76 %
ST Soroti 76 %
KV Kole 75 %
AB Abima 75 %
KI Kiboga 75 %
BI Busia 75 %
GL Gulu 75 %
RD Rubanda 74 %
KWN Kwania 74 %
KM Kamwenge 74 %
BY Bunyangabu 74 %
KU Kumi 73 %
AP Apac 73 %
NB Nebbi 72 %
LW Lwengo 71 %
AI Amuria 71 %
KQ Kiryandongo 71 %
BB Bulambuli 71 %
MD Masindi 71 %
MDO Madi Okollo 70 %
YU Kayunga 70 %
BG Bugiri 70 %
IG Iganga 70 %
MK Mukono 69 %
BK Kibuku 69 %
MS Masaka 68 %
BT Butebo 68 %
LR Luwero 68 %
ML Mbale 68 %
BL Buliisa 68 %
BD Bududa 67 %
OY Oyam 67 %
KJ Kyenjojo 67 %
BE Bukedea 67 %
OX Namisindwa 67 %
JN Jinja 66 %
BGR Bugweri 66 %
KA Kibaale 66 %
Ter Terego 65 %
Ter Terego 65 %
BU Buikwe 64 %
KG Kalangala 64 %
RB Rubirizi 63 %
PL Pallisa 63 %
BH Buhweju 63 %
BN Bundibugyo 62 %
BJ Butaleja 61 %
NY Namayingo 61 %
KT Kyotera 60 %
KG Kagadi 60 %
TR Tororo 60 %
KE Kasese 59 %
NW Nwoya 58 %
NK Nakapiripirit 58 %
NM Namutumba 58 %
KY Kyankwanzi 57 %
KKB Kikuube 55 %
HM Hoima 55 %
PK Pakwach 53 %
MG Mayuge 53 %
NAB Nabilatuk 52 %
IB Ibanda 49 %
YM Yumbe 49 %
KR Kaliro 49 %
KH Kiruhura 48 %
AT Amudat 48 %
MB Mbarara 48 %
LY Lyantonde 47 %
IS Isingiro 44 %
KS Kisoro 43 %
KSD Kasanda 40 %
BY Buyende 38 %
SS Ssembabule 37 %
RK Rakai 35 %
WK Wakiso 35 %
BV Buvuma 34 %
Kzo Kazo 34 %
MU Mubende 33 %
KK Kakumiro 32 %
KZ Kyegegwa 29 %

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 86 %

KLA Kampala Unknown
BU Buikwe 98 %
IG Iganga 98 %
KIT Kitagwenda 98 %
OX Namisindwa 98 %
PL Pallisa 97 %
IS Isingiro 97 %
RWP Rwampara 97 %
BB Bulambuli 97 %
YM Yumbe 97 %
KLG Kapelebyong 97 %
LK Luuka 96 %
BGR Bugweri 96 %
RB Rubirizi 95 %
KR Kaliro 95 %
BH Buhweju 95 %
BA Budaka 95 %
MN Manafwa 95 %
SR Serere 94 %
BG Bugiri 94 %
BI Busia 94 %
RD Rubanda 94 %
LY Lyantonde 94 %
MB Mbarara 94 %
MG Mayuge 94 %
MU Mubende 93 %
NG Nakasongola 93 %
KK Katakwi 93 %
KKB Kikuube 93 %
KW Kween 93 %
KLK Kalaki 93 %
AI Amuria 93 %
BT Butebo 93 %
KS Kisoro 93 %
NR Ngora 93 %
BY Buyende 92 %
KC Kapchorwa 92 %
BK Kibuku 92 %
BJ Butaleja 91 %
BD Bududa 91 %
KG Kalangala 90 %
MK Mukono 90 %
SK Sironko 90 %
Kzo Kazo 89 %
KF Kamuli 89 %
NU Kanungu 89 %
BY Bunyangabu 89 %
KP Koboko 89 %
KL Kabale 88 %
TR Tororo 88 %
MY Moyo 88 %
NM Namutumba 88 %
BV Buvuma 88 %
KQ Kiryandongo 88 %
AD Adjumani 87 %
JN Jinja 87 %
ML Mbale 87 %
BM Bukomansimbi 87 %
YU Kayunga 87 %
MD Masindi 87 %
SH Sheema 87 %
LI Lira 87 %
KM Kamwenge 87 %
RG Rukungiri 86 %
KRG Karenga 86 %
LR Luwero 86 %
KU Kumi 86 %
KY Kyankwanzi 86 %
DK Dokolo 86 %
KA Kibaale 86 %
KSD Kasanda 86 %
KH Kiruhura 86 %
ST Soroti 85 %
AR Arua 85 %
BE Bukedea 85 %
NP Napak 85 %
PK Pakwach 85 %
HM Hoima 84 %
WK Wakiso 84 %
KD Kaberamaido 84 %
MM Mitooma 83 %
NY Namayingo 83 %
NO Ntungamo 83 %
MR Moroto 83 %
NK Nakapiripirit 82 %
RK Rakai 82 %
OY Oyam 82 %
KX Kalungu 82 %
KB Kabarole 82 %
MDO Madi Okollo 81 %
KV Kole 81 %
BS Bushenyi 81 %
MS Masaka 81 %
KN Kaabong 81 %
KK Kakumiro 81 %
Ter Terego 81 %
Ter Terego 81 %
GL Gulu 80 %
LW Lwengo 80 %
KE Kasese 79 %
NW Nwoya 79 %
LM Lamwo 79 %
SS Ssembabule 79 %
PD Pader 79 %
BT Butambala 79 %
NB Nebbi 78 %
AO Amolatar 78 %
AG Agago 77 %
AT Amudat 76 %
AP Apac 76 %
KJ Kyenjojo 76 %
ZM Zombo 76 %
AB Abima 75 %
NS Nakaseke 75 %
AM Amuru 75 %
KI Kiboga 75 %
NT Ntoroko 74 %
IB Ibanda 74 %
KZ Kyegegwa 74 %
BW Bukwo 74 %
KO Kotido 74 %
KWN Kwania 73 %
Obg Obongi 72 %
BL Buliisa 72 %
MP Mpigi 72 %
AL Alebtong 71 %
KG Kagadi 70 %
KT Kyotera 68 %
RG Rukiga 67 %
OT Otuke 66 %
MH Maracha 66 %
NAB Nabilatuk 65 %
GM Gomba 62 %
BN Bundibugyo 62 %
KT Kitgum 60 %
MT Mityana 59 %
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