Several areas in Budaka are suffering a severe water supply crisis.
The crisis is so far being felt in Namaja, Kakule, Namuseru, Nakatende and Naboa trading center.
Most of the residents in these villages have stopped drawing water from the nearby wells because they have dried up.
The water crisis in Budaka has left many people worried, including the children most of who are responsible for fetching water for their parents.
Aselemu Maido, the LC3 chairperson for Naboa sub-county, says most of the spring protected wells and some drilled boreholes have completely dried up.
The problem has been aggravated by the geographical set up of the areas most of which are located in rocky areas hence making access to the water table even more difficult.
For the last couple of months, residents have been seen trekking long distances looking for water.
Naboa sub-county is among the few administrative units with lower water coverage, which is below 45 percent. This indicates that people are vulnerable to water borne diseases.
At Nakatende spring well, hundred of residents stood for more than six hours waiting to collect water. Many others have abandoned other activities like farming to line up for water.
The WHO also highlights the health consequences of water scarcity, such as diarrhea diseases including cholera, typhoid fever and salmonellas.