Urban water use

Figure Created 12 Nov 2009 Published 12 Nov 2009 Last modified 29 Nov 2012, 11:37 AM
Urban water use per capita per year is based on the total population of a country rather than the population that is connected to the urban water supply


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The latter is not generally available. Urban water is water abstracted for urban purposes which include domestic uses (households), small industries, municipal services, and public gardening. Thus urban water use per capita is higher than the household water consumption because it includes these other uses and water losses in the distribution system. Central accession: Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Romania, Slovak Republic, Slovenia. Southern accession: Cyprus, Malta, Turkey. Western central and northern: Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Iceland, Ireland, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, UK. Western southern: France, Greece, Italy, Portugal, Spain.

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