First Release

Year: LIX.
Zagreb, 06 July 2022
OEN-2022-1-2

ISSN 1334-0557

COLLECTION, PURIFICATION AND DISTRIBUTION OF WATER, 2021

 

In 2021, as compared to 2020, the total amount of abstracted water increased by 2.0%.

In 2021, the total volume of abstracted water amounted to 510 702 thousand m3. Out of that quantity, 406 295 thousand m3 of water were abstracted from underground sources, 50 446 thousand m3 from surface waters and 53 961 thousand m3 from other water supply systems.

The values of the total volume of abstracted water increased by 0.1% in 2021 compared to 2020, while the values of water abstracted from other water systems by 21.5%. In the public water supply system, losses of water in 2021 amounted to 201 572 thousand m3.

The total volume of water distributed from the public water supply in 2021 amounted to 304 264 thousand m3, which was 0.3% more than in 2020. The total quantity of sold water in 2021 increased by 0.5% compared to 2020. Households were the major consumers, with 171 041 thousand m3, or 71.7%, of consumed water in 2021.

The number of settlements connected to the public water mains in 2021 was 5 424, which was a minor increase compared to 2020.

The total length of public water mains was 47 327 km, which was an increase of 1.5% compared to 2020.

More detailed data will be available in the database on 21 July 2022.

1 WATER SUPPLY FROM PUBLIC WATER SUPPLY SYSTEM, BY TYPE OF SOURCE, 2020 AND 2021

'000 m3

      2020 2021 Indices
2021
2020
Total water supply 500 489 510 702 102,0
Volume of abstracted water  456 068 456 741 100,1
Ground waters  414 350 406 295 98,1
Surface water 41 718 50 446 120,9
Volume of water abstracted from other water supply systems 44 421 53 961 121,5
Water losses – total 197 273 201 572 102,2

2 WATERS DISTRIBUTED FROM PUBLIC WATER SUPPLY SYSTEM, 2020 AND 2021

'000 m3

      2020 2021 Indices
2021
2020
Distributed water – total 303 216 304 264 100,3
Sold water – total: 237 432 238 565 100,5
To households 170 875 171 041 100,1
To economy 66 557 67 524 101,5
Distributed uncharged water 14 545 13 025 89,5
Distributed to other water supply systems 51 239 52 674 102,8

3 WATER MAIN NETWORK, 2020 AND 2021

      2020 2021 Indices
2021
2020
Settlements connected to public water supply system 5 422 5 424 100,0
Total length of public water mains, km 46 650 47 327 101,5

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, Nos 66/19 and 84/21), 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 conditioning, as well as their delivery to the end user or another water service provider, if the mentioned operations are conducted through public water supply facilities. It also includes management of the above-mentioned facilities, or delivery 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 (households, economy), to other water supply systems, water used in own water supply system and volume of uncharged water.

Total water losses are losses actually found in public water main network, caused by mechanical malfunctions 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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