Drinking water supply Catalonia.
Available purify water Supplied water on the public system Registered and distributed water. Total Registered and distributed water. At the households Registered and distributed water. Other uses No registered water. Total No registered water. Real losses No registered water. Apparent losses % real losses about the volume supplied water
2016 278 228 172 127 45 56 33 23 14.5
2014 263 219 169 118 51 50 25 25 11.2
2013 271 227 170 117 53 57 26 31 11.7
2012 256 243 189 126 63 54 33 21 13.7
2011 254 244 190 130 60 54 35 19 14.5
2010 261 252 193 133 60 59 38 21 15.2
2009 259 250 192 132 60 58 38 20 15.1
2008 276 273 208 139 69 65 41 24 15.1
2007 314 300 237 151 86 63 47 16 15.5
2006 333 276 234 154 80 .. 42 .. 15.1
2005 309 264 219 167 52 .. 45 .. 17.0
2004 329 285 238 179 59 .. 47 .. 16.6
2003 349 301 253 183 70 .. 48 .. 16.0
2002 394 325 266 182 84 .. 59 .. 18.1
2001 398 337 286 184 102 .. 51 .. 15.3
2000 396 361 288 186 102 .. 73 .. 20.2
1999 390 352 275 185 90 .. 77 .. 21.8
1998 356 332 263 182 81 .. 69 .. 20.9
1997 359 319 253 179 74 .. 66 .. 20.6
1996 324 287 239 171 68 .. 48 .. 16.6
Units: Liters/inhabitant/day.
Source: INE. Indicators on water.
Note: From 2014 onwards, data are updated every two years.
(..) Confidential data, low reliability or not available.
Drinking water supply Spain.
Available purify water Supplied water on the public system Registered and distributed water. Total Registered and distributed water. At the households Registered and distributed water. Other uses No registered water. Total No registered water. Real losses No registered water. Apparent losses % real losses about the volume supplied water
2016 308 253 189 136 53 64 41 23 16.3
2014 287 252 190 132 58 62 38 24 15.2
2013 291 254 189 130 59 65 40 25 15.7
2012 291 266 198 137 61 68 42 26 15.9
2011 295 268 201 142 59 67 46 21 17.2
2010 294 273 202 144 58 71 48 23 17.5
2009 302 281 209 149 60 72 47 25 16.8
2008 322 299 226 154 72 73 49 24 16.6
2007 339 306 233 157 76 73 48 25 15.9
2006 357 294 245 164 81 .. 49 .. 16.7
2005 381 310 255 170 85 .. 55 .. 17.9
2004 388 322 262 175 87 .. 60 .. 18.7
2003 381 317 258 167 91 .. 59 .. 18.7
2002 370 313 252 164 88 .. 61 .. 19.4
2001 375 323 260 165 95 .. 63 .. 19.4
2000 353 324 256 168 88 .. 68 .. 21.0
1999 326 313 246 165 81 .. 67 .. 21.4
1998 298 298 235 159 76 .. 63 .. 21.1
1997 286 285 225 153 72 .. 60 .. 21.0
1996 257 269 215 146 69 .. 54 .. 20.0
Units: Liters/inhabitant/day.
Source: INE. Indicators on water.
Note: From 2014 onwards, data are updated every two years.
(..) Confidential data, low reliability or not available.

Date published: November 29, 2018.

Statistics ESTA

Methodological note

The supply of drinking water is one of the basic services for the demographic, social and economic development of a society, and it is the obligation of the public authorities to provide it. It is a service under municipal authority which may be directly or indirectly managed by joint ventures or concessions. It may also be managed by supra-municipal bodies pertaining to a particular local area or autonomous community.

As far as waste water collection and treatment is concerned, another duty of local councils and entities, their related obligations were definitively established through the pronouncement of Community Directive 91/271/EC, which set in motion the National Sanitation and Treatment Plan as a tool for the planning of waste water treatment and sanitation infrastructure.

Starting in 2004, there was a change in methodology and certain variations occurred in the data as to the collection and treatment of waste water, due to the fact that it incorporated waste water not coming from the distribution network (rainfall and other sources), while until 2003 only the data on waste water coming from the network itself was being collected.

Both the data for Catalonia and Spain come from the Survey on the Supply and Treatment of Water taken annually by the National Statistics Institute (INE).

Water catchment

The action of taking water from a spring, well, lake, etc. and storing it for later use. This includes reservoir services and the water transferred through water mains and aqueducts. There is a distinction, among other, between the catchment of surface water and underground water, accessed by drilling or perforations.

Distributed water

The total volume of water supplied to the public distribution network from treatment plants or service tanks.

Registered and distributed water

The volume of water measured at user meters (both communally and individually).

Unregistered water

The difference between the volume of water supplied to the public distribution network and the volume of registered and distributed water.

Real losses

Physical losses of water in the distribution network until reaching the user's measuring point (leaks, ruptures, and failures in the distribution network and connections).

Apparent losses

Non-physical losses of water that occur from measurement errors and fraud.

Starting in 2004, inclusive, the per capita indicators took the current Population Estimates as a population variable, which are calculated by the INE on 1 January of each year. For previous years, the Municipal Register was taken.