Water consumption is an important issue in Slovakia

Slovakian households are reducing their water consumption. The Water Management Research Institute measures household water consumption continuously and they have detected a decreasing trend.

According to the survey, in 2010, the daily household water consumption per resident was 83.4 litres, but by 2015, the same figure dropped to 77.3 litres. Similar reductions have taken place in all the countries of the region, the reasons include the high cost of water, conscious water consumption and changing hygiene habits. In addition, people have started using their own, local water sources in order to reduce costs, too. The investment and maintenance cost of drilled wells is much lower than that of water from the utility network, although its quality is often poorer than the highly controlled public water network’s.

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