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06.05.2021. -
Drinking water supply, 2020


In 2020, for the purpose of drinking water supply, quantity of abstracted water amounted to 677 million m3, which represents 1.4% more water compared to the same period in 2019. From the total volume of abstracted water, 63.5% related to underground and spring water, 26.6% was from watercourses, and 9.9% was the water from lakes and accumulations.

The total water distributed to customers amounted to 437 million m3, which is by 0.2% more water than the amount distributed in 2019.

Water distributed to households amounted to 328 million m3 and it is 75% of total distributed water. 43 million m3 were distributed to industrial sector (9.8%), and amount of water distributed to other users was 67 million m3 (15.3%).

Relative to the previous year, water distributed to households increased by 0.2%, 9.3% less water was distributed to industrial sector and 0.7% more water was distributed to other users.

Share of water losses in total water abstraction in 2020 increased by 3.6% compared to the referent value in 2019.

Length of water supply network in 2020 amounted to 48 295 km, presenting the increase of 4.0% relative to the previous year.

Number of new users connected to water supply network increased by 0.2% if compared with 2019.