Water&Sanitation

Water Supply Situation

The District is endowed with various water resources, which cover about 12% of the total land area. A large percentage of the domestic water supply facilities in the district utilize ground water. These include springs, Gravity flow schemes and Boreholes. It is currently estimated that there are 1,167 protected up from 1,136 and 183 boreholes and about 1,450 GFS taps available for rural water supply with average access to safe water coverage being estimated at between 80%-85%. The average functionality of safe water sources in the district stands at 63% down from 76%

 

Table 34: Safe Water Coverage

District/Sub County 2006 2007 2008
Safe water coverage
District 41.5 40 83%
Kasese TC 37.3 34.5
Hima TC
Katwe-Kabatoro TC 20.4 18.6
Lhubiriha-Mpondwe TC
Kitholhu 29.8 28.5 61
Karambi 64.9 65.5 163
Bwera 99.5 92.6 141
Ihandiro 55.6 49.7 113
Nyakiyumbu 60.2 56.1 31
Munkunyu 39.7 39.8 95
Kisinga 28.1 29 60
Kyondo 36.1 33.5 75
Kyarumba 41.1 38.9 92
Mahango 61.1 57.3 132
Kilembe 46.6 43.2 95
Muhokya 37.4 35.5 80
Lake Katwe 7.7 7.4 19
Karusandara 24.5 23.6 71
Maliba 32.9 32.4 68
Bugoye 31.5 30.7 69
Kitswamba 12.5 11.7 35
Kyabarungira 25.4 24.3 57
Bwesumbu
Rukoki 40.6 45 95

Source: District Water Office