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Published: 7/28/2017. Updated: 7/28/2017

The Drinking Water and Waste Water Management Sector (2015)


​Players of the sector

​​Seventy two undertakings, the activity of which is regulated by the NCC, 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 2015, 86 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 80 percent.

Quantities

In 2015, the drinking water and waste water management undertakings provided the drinking water supply and waste water management services to 1 040 167 household customers and 37 417 subscribers (55,27 percent of the supplied drinking water were supplied to the household customers, 44,73 percent – to the commercial customers).
Totally in 2015 the drinking water supply undertakings sold 98,35 million m3 of drinking water and treated 93,43 million m3 of waste water.

Figure 1. Scope of drinking water and waste water management services in 2009–2015, millions m3

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*72 undertakings data.
Source – NCC. 

​Revenues

In 2015, the revenues of the water supply undertakings equaled EUR 160,58 million. In the respective period the costs incurred in providing the drinking water supply and waste water management services equaled EUR 153,00 million.

Investments

In 2015, the investments in the drinking water supply and waste water management infrastructure totaled EUR 160 million, from this amount 65 percent were the allocations from the European Union structural funds, the state and municipality funds in the structure of financing the investments equaled 21 percent, 14 percent were the funds of the water suppliers. Totally EUR 661 million were invested in the infrastructure in 2011–2015. At the end of 2015, the value of the tangible non-current assets of the drinking water supply and waste water management undertakings was EUR 1.64 billion: the value of the assets acquired from subsidies and grants equaled EUR 0.95 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 2009–2015, Eur million

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*72 undertakings data. 
Source – NCC. 

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