Water and Sanitation


Continuing to expand piped water to more towns and trading centers, expanding safe-water coverage in rural areas (bore-holes, gravity-flow schemes, protected springs, water harvesting, etc) for human consumption. Irrigation-mega and micro-mainly, for agriculture to ensure that the erractiness of the weather does not affect us.


Rural water

  • Increase access to safe and clean water in rural areas within a radius of 1 km from the current 65% to 100% by the year 2016 through;; Springs protection, Shallow wells installation, Deep boreholes installation, Rain Water Harvesting Tanks, Piped is appropriate though out the country. Lirima (Manafwa District), Nkaka (Kisoro district), Gomba, Nabweya (Bududa District), Muyembe, Bunambutye and Bukwo (Bukwo District) will be constructed.

    Government to subsidise construction of water tanks for each household in water rain harvesting with a programme initially covering water stressed districts such as Sembabule, Mubende, Kiboga, Nakaseke, Kiruhura, Nakasongola, Luwero, Kayunga, Bugiri, Mayuge, Buyende, Kyegegwa, Masindi (Kimengo Subcounty and Ntoma Parish), and the Islands of Buvuma.

Urban water

  • Ensure that water supply coverage in the urban areas increases from the current connection activities in all the urban area. Expand water services to the greater Kampala Area through the implementation of the Kampala Water Supply Project. This project will entail the construction of a new water treatment Plant in Katosi (Mukono), the rehabilitation and expansion of the Kampala network and the elimination of water stressed zones in Kampala Rehabilitate and expand the existing water supply and sewerage systems in the towns of Hoima, Masindi, Arua, Bushenyi, Gulu, Mbale, Kasese, Mbarara, Masaka (Kako), Nsangi and Buloba Continue with the rehabilitation and expansion of the existing piped water supplies and sanitation facilities in all townships that are district headquarters and municipalities. Ensure that both water and sanitation services to the urban poor in all urban centres are improved through the extension of water and sanitation facilities, and the installation of prepaid meter services on public water kiosks in all the urban poor settlements.

Water for production

  • Increasing the storage capacity in the country with an additional 30 billion litres of water by construction of reservoirs for example in Mubende, Kibaale, Oyam, Nebbi, Lira, Karamoja, Teso, Kiruhura Districts etc
  • Rehabilitate and desilt 104 dams in the cattle corridor. Construct bulk water transfer systems and strategic reservoirs for multipurpose use eg Aquaculture and Irrigation in areas such as Bukanga (Isingiro), Nyabushozi and Kazo in Kiruhura District, Kakuuto and Kooki in Rakai District and Kabula in Lyantonde District. Others include Nakasongola, Nakapiripirit, Katakwi and Moroto Districts. Design and construct 5 bulk water schemes in Rakai, Kiruhura, Nakasongola, Napak and Moroto.
  • Construct 5 large scale irrigation schemes in Rakai, Nakapiripirit , Kasese, Napak and Bukedea
  • Upscale provision of water for production construction equipment to be accessed by farmers to other districts. Government will mobilize resources to acquire 10 equipment units for this purpose.