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Published: 2/6/2014. Updated: 7/28/2017

The Drinking Water and Wastewater Management Sector


​Players of the sector

​​72 undertakings, the activity of which is regulated by the NCC, are operating in the municipal drinking water and wastewater management sector, and they are supplying the drinking water and wastewater management services to households and commercial customers.

Quantities

In 2016, the drinking water supply and wastewater management undertakings provided the drinking water supply and wastewater management services to 1 040,8 thousand household customers and 38,1 thousand commercial customers. In 2016, the drinking water supply undertakings totally sold 99,73 million m3 of drinking water and sales of the wastewater treatment services totaled 95,47 million m3.

Figure 1. Scope of drinking water and waste water management services in 2012–2016, millions m3

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*71 undertakings data.
Source – NCC. 

​Revenues

In 2016, the revenues of the water supply undertakings equaled EUR 170,8 million. In the respective period the costs incurred in providing the drinking water supply and wastewater management services equaled EUR 161,2 million.

Investments

In 2016, the investments in the drinking water supply and wastewater management infrastructure totaled EUR 46 million, from this amount 25 percent were the allocations from the European Union structural funds, the state and municipality funds in the structure of financing the investments equaled 25 percent, 50 percent were the funds of the water suppliers.
At the end of 2016, the value of the non-current assets of the drinking water supply and wastewater management undertakings was EUR 1.51 billion: the value of the assets acquired from subsidies and grants equaled EUR 0.87 billion (58 percent of the total assets). The investments were aimed at the development of the services, improvement of the reliability of supply and the reduction of costs.

Figure 2. Investments in the water management sector in 2012–2015, Eur million

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*71 undertakings data. 
Source – NCC. 

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Review of the Drinking Water and Waste Water Management Sector in 2015

Review of the Drinking Water and Waste Water Management Sector in 2014

Review of the Drinking Water and Waste Water Management Sector in 2013

Review of the Drinking Water and Waste Water Management Sector in 2012