First Release

Year: LVIII..
Zagreb, 19 November 2021
OEN-2021-1-1

ISSN 1334-0557

UTILISATION OF WATERS AND PROTECTION OF WATERS FROM POLLUTION, 2020

 

In 2020, water supply reached a total of 46 661 949 thousand m3, in which the share of sections B Mining and quarrying, C Manufacturing and E Water supply; sewerage, waste management and remediation activities was 0.1%, while the share of section D Electricity, gas, steam and air conditioning supply was 99.9%.

By the origin of water used, water from reservoirs accounted for 92.8%, water from watercourses 6.6%, while the remaining 0.6% referred to the water from public supply, other systems, underground waters, springs, lakes and sea.

A total of 46 841 994 thousand m3 of water was used in 2020. Out of that volume, 99.1% was used for production, while 0.7% was used for cooling.

Out of the total volume of water used for production (46 434 906 thousand m3), 0.01% was spent in the production process itself, while 23.7% (320 832 thousand m3) of the total volume of water used for cooling was spent during the cooling process.

In 2020, a total of 56 918 thousand m3 of waste water was discharged. Out of that volume, 23.8% was discharged into the public sewage, 20.4% into watercourses, 54.3% into the sea and the remaining 1.5% was discharged into the ground, lakes and reservoirs.

A total of 3.7% of waste water was discharged from section B Mining and quarrying, 94.4% from section C Manufacturing, 1.4% from section D Electricity, gas, steam and air conditioning supply and 0.4% from section E Water supply; sewerage, waste management and remediation activities.

In 2020, a total of 15 323 thousand m3 of treated wastewater was discharged. Out of that volume, 51.1% was discharged into the public sewage, 0.4% into the ground, 23.8% into watercourses and 24.7% into the sea.

According to the NKD 2007. sections, 2.7% of the total volume of treated waste water was discharged from section B Mining and quarrying, 92.0% from section C Manufacturing, 5.2% from section D Electricity, gas, steam and air conditioning supply and 0.2% from section E Water supply; sewerage, waste management and remediation activities.

Notice

More detailed data will be available on 3 December 2021 in the Database.

1. WATER SUPPLY, ACCORDING TO NKD 2007., IN 2020

'000 m3

      Total From public water supply system Received from other sources From underground waters From springs From watercourses From reservoirs From lakes From sea
  Total 46.661.949 11.423 212 11.131 59.142 3.060.824 43.282.380 111 236.726
B Mining and quarrying 2.694 248 10 499 - 151 - 111 1.675
C Manufacturing 61.641 10.790 202 8.157 294 6.995 11 362 - 23.841
D Electricity, gas, steam and air conditioning supply 46.597.322 93 - 2.475 58.848 3.053.678 43.271.018 - 211.210
E Water supply; sewerage, waste management and remediation activities 292 292 - - - - - - -

 

2. WATER CONSUMED, BY INTENDED USE, ACCORDING TO NKD 2007., IN 2020

'000 m3

          Total For technological process For sanitary
purposes
For other
purposes
For production For cooling
Total used Of that spent Total used Of that spent
  Total  46.841.994 46.434.906 3.157 320.832 75.994 2.827 4.278
B Mining and quarrying 3.436 1.205 85 1.882 137 30 97
C Manufacturing 165.467 83.582 1.885 71.931 1.572 2.621 3.876
D Electricity, gas, steam and air conditioning supply 46.672.799 46.350.111 1.187 247.019 74.285 71 126
E Water supply; sewerage, waste management and remediation activities 292 8 -   - 105 179

3. DISCHARGE OF WASTE WATER, ACCORDING TO NKD 2007., IN 2020

'000 m3

              Total Discharged into
Ground Public sewage Watercourses Reservoirs Lakes Sea
  Total 56.918 736 13.524 11.608 68 79 30.903
B Mining and quarrying 2.121 5 129 256 68 79 1.584
C Manufacturing 53.726 702 12.463 11.254 - - 29.307
D Electricity, gas, steam and air conditioning supply1) 815 22 683 98 - - 12
E Water supply; sewerage, waste management and remediation activities 256 7 249 - - - -

1) Waters used by hydropower plants for the production of electricity are not considered waste water.

4. DISCHARGE OF TREATED WASTE WATER, ACCORDING TO NKD 2007., IN 2020

'000 m3

        Total Discharged into
Ground Public sewage Watercourses Reservoirs Lakes Sea
  Total 15.323 68 7.832 3.642 - - 3.781
B Mining and quarrying 409 - 71 232 - - 106
C Manufacturing 14.099 68 6.984 3.372 - - 3.675
D Electricity, gas, steam and air conditioning supply 791 - 753 38 - - -
E Water supply; sewerage, waste management and remediation activities 24 - 24 - - - -

G-1. WATER SUPPLY, ACCORDING TO NKD 2007., IN 2020

G-2. DISCHARGE OF WASTE WATER, 2020

G-3 DISCHARGE OF TREATED WASTE WATER, 2020

NOTES ON METHODOLOGY

Sources and methods of data collection

Data on the utilisation and protection of waters from pollution are collected by the reporting on the web form Annual Report on the Utilisation of Waters and Protection of Waters from Pollution in 2020 (VOD-1 form).

Coverage and comparability

Reporting units are all business entities and parts thereof registered in the Statistical Business Register and other administrative sources. The coverage includes all statistical units that used more than 1 000 m3 water on the basis of available data, which are classified into the NKD 2007. activity sections B Mining and quarrying, C Manufacturing, D Electricity, gas, steam and air conditioning supply and E Water supply; sewerage, waste management and remediation activities.

The survey provides data on water supply, utilisation of water, discharging of water and amounts of treated waste water according to the NKD 2007. activities.

 

Definitions

Water supply includes the total volume of water used in supplying business entities, irrespective of whether it was used for own purposes or sold to other users. The volume of water used is determined by a water meter, or otherwise, it is estimated either according to standards for a particular activity or according to the project documentation. Data on water used are given according to the origin of water: from the public supply system, other systems, underground waters, springs, watercourses, lakes, reservoirs and the sea.

Water utilisation includes the total volume of water used by reporting units for the production activity in the reference year. It includes the volume of water used in technological processes (consumed water), in the process of cooling (evaporated water), in the production of electric energy, for sanitary and other purposes.

Discharge of water includes the total volume of discharged waste water according to the place of discharging into a recipient.

Treated waste water includes the total volume of discharged treated waste water according to the place of discharging into a recipient.

 

Abbreviations  
m3 cubic meter
NKD 2007. National Classification of Activities, 2007 version
'000 thousand

 

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