First Release

Year: LVIII.
Zagreb, 09 July 2021
OEN-2021-1-2

ISSN 1334-0557

COLLECTION, PURIFICATION AND DISTRIBUTION OF WATER, 2020

In 2020, as compared to 2019, the total amount of abstracted water decreased by 0.8%.

In 2020, the total volume of abstracted water amounted to 500 489 thousand m3. Out of that quantity, 414 350 thousand m3 of water were abstracted from underground sources, 41 718 thousand m3 from surface waters and 44 421 thousand m3 from other water supply systems.

The values of the total volume of abstracted water decreased by 0.4% in 2020 compared to 2019, while the values of water abstracted from other water systems decreased by 5.1%. In the public water supply system, losses of water in 2020 amounted to 197 273 thousand m3.

The total volume of water distributed from the public water supply in 2020 amounted to 303 216 thousand m3, which was 1.3% less than in 2019. The total quantity of sold water in 2020 decreased by 1.2% compared to 2019. Households were the major consumers, with 170 875 thousand m3, or 72%, of consumed water in 2020.

The number of settlements connected to the public water mains in 2020 was 5 422, which was an increase of 1.6% compared to 2019.

The total length of public water mains was 46 650 km, which was an increase of 2.1% compared to 2019.

More detailed data will be available in the database on 23 July 2021.

1. WATER SUPPLY FROM PUBLIC WATER SUPPLY SYSTEM, BY TYPE OF SOURCE, 2019 AND 2020

          '000 m

       2019 2020 Indices
2020
2019
Total water supply 504.692 500.489 99,2
Volume of abstracted water  457.893 456.068 99,6
Ground waters  416.204 414.350 99,6
Surface water 41.689 41.718 100,1
Volume of water abstracted from other water supply systems 46.799 44.421 94,9
Water losses – total 197.590 197.273 99,8

2. WATERS DISTRIBUTED FROM PUBLIC WATER SUPPLY SYSTEM, 2019 AND 2020

                                  '000 m3

      2019 2020 Indices
2020
2019
Distributed water – total 307.102 303.216 98,7
Sold water – total: 240.423 237.432 98,8
To households 170.979 170.875 99,9
To economy 69.444 66.557 95,8
Distributed uncharged water 14.919 14.545 97,5
Distributed to other water supply systems 51.760 51.239 99,0

3. WATER MAIN NETWORK, 2019 AND 2020

       2019 2020 Indices
2020
2019
Settlements connected to public water supply system 5.375 5.422 100,9
Total length of public water mains, km 45.843 46.650 101,8

 

G-1. WATER SUPPLY FROM PUBLIC WATER SUPPLY SYSTEM, BY TYPE OF SOURCE, 2019 AND 2020

G-2. WATER DISTRIBUTED FROM PUBLIC WATER SUPPLY SYSTEM, 2019 AND 2020

NOTES ON METHODOLOGY

Sources and methods of data collection

Data on the public water supply are collected through the annual statistical survey entitled the Annual Survey on Water Supply System (VOD-2V form) on the basis of the Official Statistics Act (NN, No. 25/20).

Reporting units are public water suppliers of public water services. According to the Water Act (NN, No. 66/19), the public water supplier of public water services is a company in which all shares or equity shares are held directly by local self-government units, that is, an institution founded by a local self-government unit.

The report is filled in by legal entities and parts thereof registered according to the NKD 2007. (NN, Nos 58/07 and 72/07) in section E Water supply; sewerage, waste management and remediation activities, class 36.00 Water collection, purification and supply.

Coverage and comparability

The source for the address list is the Statistical Business Register.

The survey provides data on supplied water, distributed water and public water main network.

Definitions

Public water supply means the activity of abstracting groundwater and surface water intended for human consumption and its treatment, and delivery to the end user or another water service provider, if the above is conducted through public water supply facilities and management of the above facilities, or in some other way prescribed by law (tanks, aquifers, etc.).

Water supply from public water supply system is the total volume of water abstracted from ground waters (underground sources and springs), surface waters (watercourses, reservoirs and lakes) and the total volume of water abstracted from other water supply systems.

Abstracted volume of water is the total volume of water abstracted from all water sources. Water sources may be ground and surface ones. Public springs are all sources that are used in supplying of water mains, such as ground watercourses, springs, watercourses, reservoirs and lakes.

Distributed volume of water is the volume of water sold to consumers.

Total water losses are actually found losses in public water main network caused by mechanical troubles or installation defects on water mains.

The length of the public water main network consists of the length of water mains and the length of distribution network.

The length of water mains is the length of pipes used for the supply of water and reaching of the required pressure.

The length of distribution network is the length of the water main network from the tank to the consumer (excluded are the length of connections and network in a building).

 

Abbreviations

km kilometre
m3 cubic metre
NKD 2007. National Classification of Activities, 2007 version
NN Narodne novine, official gazette of the Republic of Croatia
'000 thousand

 

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