Water and 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 County200620072008
Safe water coverage
District41.54083%
Kasese TC37.334.5
Hima TC
Katwe-Kabatoro TC20.418.6
Lhubiriha-Mpondwe TC
Kitholhu29.828.561
Karambi64.965.5163
Bwera99.592.6141
Ihandiro55.649.7113
Nyakiyumbu60.256.131
Munkunyu39.739.895
Kisinga28.12960
Kyondo36.133.575
Kyarumba41.138.992
Mahango61.157.3132
Kilembe46.643.295
Muhokya37.435.580
Lake Katwe7.77.419
Karusandara24.523.671
Maliba32.932.468
Bugoye31.530.769
Kitswamba12.511.735
Kyabarungira25.424.357
Bwesumbu
Rukoki40.64595

Source: District Water Office