Kampala, the capital city of Uganda has a population of 1,189,142 people. 44%
of who live in unplanned and un-served and under serviced slums of Kampala. These
informal settlements cover up to 25% the total area of the city. 65% of Kampala
city’s population has access to clean and safe piped water, the rest get
water from other unhygienic and highly contaminated sources.
Of the more than 430,000 residents of informal settlements, only 75,000 (17%)
have access to piped water. Over 40% of the water distributed is unaccounted
for due to malpractices such as illegal connections, meter failures and under-register
delayed detection/notification and responses to leakage and pipe bursts as well
as high operational physical losses.