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In 2018, 0.8% more water than in 2017 was abstracted for the public water supply, almost all of it (99.2%) from groundwater sources. Households consumed 0.5% more water from the public water supply than in 2017, while production and service activities consumed 1.8% less.
More water abstracted than in the previous year
In 2018, 170.7 million cubic metres of water were abstracted in Slovenia, which is 0.8% more than in the previous year; 169.4 million cubic metres of water were abstracted from groundwater, of which 58.0 million cubic metres of water were abstracted from springs.1.3 million cubic metres of water (about the same as in the previous year) were abstracted from surface water.
Compared to 2017, the amount of water provided in 2018 from the Donava river basin went up by 1.0% and from the Adriatic Sea river basin down by 4.3%.
Households consumed slightly more water from the public water supply than in 2017; business entities consumed less
Households consumed 79 million cubic metres of water from the public water supply in 2018, which is 0.5% more than in 2017. On the other hand, business entities consumed 36.9 million cubic metres of water, which is 1.8% less than in 2017.
4.8 million cubic metres of water were supplied but uncharged (water from hydrants, water for firefighting, water for cleaning roads, etc.), which is 19.5% less than in 2017. 49.6 million cubic metres of water were lost, which is 5.8% more than a year before.
More connections to the water supply network
In 2018, the entire water supply network was 32,360 kilometres long, while the number of connections to the water supply network was 454,487.
Water provided in public water supply by water sources and by sub-basins, Slovenia, 2018
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Source: MOP, shares calculated by DRSV
Water supplied from water supply without loss, Slovenia