Only 30.8% of countryside in Romania, connected to public water supply

65% of the Romanian population was connected to public water supply last year. In 2016 the population connected to public water supply increased by 218,691 persons compared to 2015, reveal the latest statistics released by the National Institute of Statistics (INS). The volume of water supplied in 2016 was smaller than the one supplied in 2015.

If the cities are highly rated on this topic, the countryside still faces shortages.

INS says that 94.9% of the urban resident population and 30.8% of the country’s rural resident population were connected to public water supply.

10,040,392 persons connected to public water supply were recorded in the urban area, representing 94.9% of the urban resident population. In the rural area there were 2,812,718 persons connected to public water supply, accounting for 30.8% of the country’s rural resident population.

At development region level, the highest share of population connected to public water supply in the total resident population was reported in the Bucharest-Ilfov region (82.2%), followed by the South-East region (74.7%).

In 2016 the volume of water supplied was 1,030,646.5 thousand m3, 124,934.3 thousand m3 less than in 2015. The largest quantity of water was supplied to the population, namely 501,530.9 thousand m3.

The largest quantities of water supplied were recorded in the Buzău-Ialomiţa (22.3%) and Argeş-Vedea (20.9%) hydrographic basins.

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