Public water supply, Slovenia, 2018

In 2018, households consumed 5% more water from the public water supply than a year earlier

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.

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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 supplied and water loss, Slovenia, 2018
Water supplied and water loss, Slovenia, 2018
Source: MOP
Water provided in public water supply by water sources and by sub-basins, Slovenia, 2018
TotalSurface
water
Ground
water
of which
springs
 m3(1,000) 
SLOVENIA170,7181,299169,41958,017
Donava Basin144,1211,022143,09941,170
   Sava sub-basin103,541470103,07133,265
   Drava sub-basin2,537-2,5371,687
   Mura sub-basin28,36355227,8115,222
   Kolpa sub-basin9,680-9,680996
Sea river basin26,59727726,32016,847
   The coast sub-basin12,126-12,1263,369
   Soča sub-basin14,47127714,19413,479
- no occurrence of event
Source: MOP, shares calculated by DRSV
Water supplied from water supply without loss, Slovenia
20172018 2018
2017
m3(1,000)index
Total122,559121,16298
   households79,03479,469100
   activities business entities37,58136,91398
   supplied but unchsrged water5,9444,78080
Source: MOP
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