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Published: 7/2/2014. Updated:

The Drinking water and waste water management sector in 2012


Market players

Seventy five undertakings, the activity of which is regulated by the NCCPE, are operating in the drinking water and waste water management sector, and they are supplying the drinking water and waste water management services to 98 percent of the customers located in the areas serviced by these undertakings.

In 2012, 84 percent of the household customers of Lithuania used the services of the centralized supply of drinking water; the services of waste water management were used by 79 percent.  

Quantities

In 2012, the drinking water and waste water management undertakings provided the drinking water supply and waste water management services to 2 084 752 household customers and 31 268 subscribers (56.4 percent of the supplied drinking water were supplied to the household customers, 43.6 percent – to the commercial customers).
Totally in 2012 the drinking water supply undertakings sold 89.4 million m3 of drinking water and treated 86.7 million m3 of waste water.

Figure 1. Scope of drinking water and waste water management services in 2008–2012, million m3

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 Source – NCC. 

​Revenues

In 2012, the revenues of the water supply undertakings equaled LTL 438.5 million. In the respective period the costs incurred in providing the drinking water supply and waste water management services equaled LTL 462.7 million.  

​Investments

In 2012, the investments in the drinking water supply and waste water management infrastructure totaled LTL 292 million, from this amount 61 percent were the allocations from the European Union structural funds, the state and municipality funds in the structure of financing the investments equaled 17 percent, 22 percent were the funds of the water suppliers. 

Totally LTL 2 266 million were invested in the infrastructure in 2008–2012. At the end of 2012, the value of the tangible non-current assets of the drinking water supply and waste water management undertakings was LTL 4.7 billion: the value of the assets acquired from subsidies and grants equaled LTL 2.7 billion (40 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 2008–2012, LTL million

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Source – NCC.