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National Water Utility Strategy

  • Published on January 25, 2021

The National Water Utility Strategy identifies four main development directions related to sustainable consumption. Primarily to meet the reconstruction needs of the drinking water sector; developments aimed at improving the quality of drinking water and increasing the supply of drinking water; developments related to sewage disposal and treatment; directions for development arising from the challenges of climate change.

Developments in neither drinking water supply nor sewage disposal are independent of the challenges posed by climate change.

The National Water Utility Strategy covers four main areas of intervention: public drinking water supply (including drinking water production, related drinking water base protection, drinking water treatment, storage, transport and distribution, delivery to sites of use and all related to fire protection); utility sewerage (including stormwater drainage in the case of a combined system); the collection, drainage and treatment of sewage from the places of use, the treatment of the generated sewage sludge and the utilization and disposal of the treated sewage.

Based on the nature of the impacts, the above three intervention areas (sewage disposal and treatment, drinking water supply, combined stormwater drainage) have been complemented by the intervention area “Tasks to increase the efficiency of water utility services”, which includes regulatory and management tools that do not involve significant physical intervention, but their implementation promotes a more sustainable and safer operation of individual water utility facilities (eg the use of higher, more uniform technical standards, the development of nationally uniform systems, the modernization and standardization of process control systems).

In order to rationalizing water use to reduce the increasing demand on water resources, raising awareness: the proper communication of economical, conscious water use to consumers, the satisfaction of water needs other than the use of drinking water from other sources.

Review of combined stormwater drainage systems, assessment of their condition, elaboration of adaptation measures, including the elaboration of technical solutions for the appropriate treatment of suddenly large amounts of precipitation, thereby reducing the load on surface watercourses.

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